Dents By Hand

Dents By Hand 

Glue Pull Dent Removal (GPDR)

Glue Pulling or GPDR (Glue Pull Dent Removal) is the art of removing dents with specialty tabs, hot glue and tools called mini lifters or slide hammers.

Our extensive experience with this technique sets us apart from the competition!

A mini-lifter is a hand-held device used to pull dents out of body panels


A small dab of hot glue is applied to the center of the tab and then carefully placed onto the dent. After a short set time, the mini lifter or slide hammer is used to reverse the dent out. A little spray of isopropyl alcohol is then applied to the glue to remove it from the panel. From there we can then tap down the high spot as needed until the metal is flat.

This technique is crucial for hail repairs to areas where we normally can’t get to the back side of the dent such as roof rails.

Not all dents are a good candidate for this process. Deeper / Sharp or Stressed dents can be much more difficult to fully remove as you are basically using the painted surface to pull the metal back to its original shape. Also, poor re-painted surfaces may lack the proper adhesion and could result in paint failure during the GPDR process. A good technician using proper lighting can often identify if a panel has been re-painted.

Call or email us today to get the process started.

Call us today at 303.245.9500 for more information and a free consultation. “We'll take the storm out of your car.”


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