How to get a dent outwith hot-melt adhesives

Paintless Dent Repair

Hot-melt adhesives

Hot-melt adhesive (known also as “hot glue”) is a type of thermoplastic adhesive that is completely solid at room temperature.

It is used as a dent removal technique because when it reaches its melting point, it can be easily applied to the sheet metal of a vehicle in the process of repairing dents.

As it cools down and returns to a solid state, it is removed with the help of special tools.

This is the perfect technique for working on exterior surfaces, when the characteristics of the panel or the damage make the use of levers inadvisable or impossible.

How dents are removed from a vehicle with hot-melt adhesives

Hot-melt adhesives are used to make the suction cups adhere to the sheet metal of the vehicle.

This allows the surface on which the dent is located to be pulled outwards until the dent disappears.

The remaining adhesive is easily peeled off with alcohol and leaves no trace.

The process is completed using special hammers to finish the surface.


No need to dismantle the vehicle.

Fast dent removal on cars: less than 24 hours (20% to 50% faster than a traditional repair).

No body filler necessary.

Reduced costs.


Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) improves Customer Satisfaction: cars return to their original state in a few hours.

Our dent repair service with hot-melt adhesives

The Lever Touch team of professionals has extensive experience in the application of PDR repair techniques  and, in particular, in the use of hot-melt adhesives.
We have all best products and tools needed to apply this technique on a daily basis in our body shops.

To ensure the best finish, maximum speed and the most competitive price, we always use the best techniques for each vehicle and we continuously train our PDR technicians at our Lever Touch Academy to keep them constantly updated on the latest industry news.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The hot-melt adhesives (or suction cups) are part of the PDR Repair system (Paintless Dent Repair); they are undoubtedly one of the most efficient techniques (together with the levers) currently available on the market and we use them daily in our Body Shops.

A/ BCN Express Repair Center in Barcelona Spain, and

B/ NAP Express Repair Center in Caserta Naples.

Suction cups are used to repair dents without repainting the car and when the PDR technician cannot access the dent from the inside.

No. Thanks to the tools we use, we don’t need to disassemble the upholstery or any other panel of the vehicle.

To remove dents on a vehicle, the first step our PDR technician performs is applying a heat-adhesive glue to the suction cup and placing it in the center of the dent.

After a few seconds, for the glue to dry, an extractor, known as a “Mini-Lifter”, is used. It’s a special tool that pulls the suction cup with force, thus returning the sheet metal to its original state. The result is a 100% flat surface.

It is recommended not to perform at home. You will not obtain the same results as a professional, who has the appropriate means and knowledge to do so.

It all depends on the severity of the damage. However, removing dents from cars using PDR techniques is at least three times faster than a traditional repair. In less than 24 hours, we can deliver your repaired vehicle, in perfect conditions.

Yes. At our Body Shops in Barcelona and Caserta you’ll find expert PDR technicians, trained in our Academy and with many years of experience in maintaining and repairing vehicles, for customers all over the world.

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