Paintless Dent Repair, AKA, Paintless Dent Removal, AKA, PDR is the process of removing small dings and large dents without having to repaint. There are some factors that are taken into consideration when determining if PDR is the right choice for repair. The first factor is has the paint suffered severe damage i.e gouged paint. If the paint has been severely damaged then Paintless dent repair is most likely not the right choice. The second determining factor is has the metal been stretched beyond repair? Now I won't go into the theory of metal and its properties but if the metal has been stretched beyond the memory it will need conventional auto body repair and repainting.