Paintless Dent Repair Tools

What is paintless dent repair? Paintless dent removal (PDR) has been explained on previous article within this website. If you were missed the definition of paintless dent removal (PDR) you can visit this link :


Now within this article the tools which are usually utilized for paintless dent repair will be discussed. Paintless Dent Repair Tools are available on the market with large selection model, types and sometimes the name itself for PDR tools can make some people confused. This article purpose to provide information with hope the confusion about paintless dent repair tools can be mitigated.  

The basic tools or paintless dent repair kit used on professional paintless dent repair or are categorized into several sections for instance the PDR Tools, The Equipment, and Accessories.  Generally, the paintless dent repair tools diy also similar with tools used by professional PDR.


1.1 Basic Tools

  • Brace Tools
  • Hand Tools
  • Hook Tools
  • Rod Tools or paintless dent repair rods / paintless dent removal rods
  • Whale Tails
  • Wire Tools

1.2 Optional PDR Tool

  • Screw Tip Tools
  • Adjustable Handle Tools
  • Pick Tools
  • paintless dent repair tools magnetic or sometimes called paintless dent removal magnetic tools or Paintless dent repair magnetic

1.3 Paintless dent repair glue

  • Mini Lifter
  • Slide Hammer
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Tabs
  • Spray bottle
  • 91% Isopropyl Alcohol


  • Step Ladder
  • Adjustable Roller Stool
  • Cordless Drill + Battery
  • Hood Stand
  • Paintless dent repair light ( LED PDR Light and Stand )
  • PDR Tool Case (Shot Gun Case Works Well)
  • Plastic Tool Box
  • Reflector Board (Opt.)
  • paintless dent repair bag
  • paintless dent repair tools


  • ¼, 3/8, ½ inch Body Plugs
  • 2 Ton Hydraulic Jack
  • Battery Charger
  • Center Punch
  • Door Jam
  • Easy-Up
  • Eye Drops
  • First Aid Kit
  • Glue Cutter
  • Goop Automotive Sealant
  • Goop Hand Cleaner
  • Grabber/ Magnet
  • Grease Pencils – Black/White (Dry Erase Pen)
  • Hood Pad Clips
  • Jump Box
  • Kneeling Mat
  • Nylon Tap Down Punches (x2)
  • Nylon Window Wedge
  • Portable Fan
  • Ratchet Tie Downs
  • Roof/Hail Strap
  • Rubbing / Finishing Compound
  • Screw Tips
  • Step Drill Bit
  • S-Type Metal Hooks
  • Tap Down Hammer
  • Telescopic Hood Props (x2)
  • Torch
  • Trim Clip Remover
  • Wet & Dry Sand Paper – 2000 Grit
  • Window Glass Protector
  • Sanding Block (Pink Eraser)

It has been elaborated above on the list of tools that are used for PDR.  By knowing the complete list of paintless dent repair tools above is expected to be no more confusion about PDR tools. The discussion in detail individually the tools above will be addressed in the next article.

Video below is brief explained on Paintless Dent Removal Tools. The tools used on the video can be used as your reference. Proper PDR tools is very important


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