PDR Glue: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re just starting out in PDR, you might have lots of questions about which PDR glue is best to use?  You have probably seen lots of different glues on the market and you might be thinking, What is the difference?  In very simple terms, glue is temperature. Now let’s take a look at the different glues on the market.

PDR Glues on the Market

Green Catcus-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Cactus Green

Burro Cactus Green – these glue sticks have been the tried and true all-weather dent removal glue sticks trusted by paintless dent repair technicians for years. If you are in need of a just one kind of glue stick that will work in almost all climates this is the one for you. The Burro Cactus Green dent removal glue sticks are the classic original green glue that has been trusted by the professional PDR industry for many years.

TABWELD-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Tab Weld

The wait is over TabWeld Glue is now available! This amazing glue has a great strength that gives an amazing glue pull. Paired with a quick set time this new dent removal glue has it all. This adhesive was formulated in a laboratory by top level PDR techs for PDR techs. TabWeld glue works well with all glue guns, tabs, leaves minimal residue and is easy to remove from the vehicle.

Orange Fire-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Orange Fire

PDR Glue Systems Orange Fire – This dent removal glue is working great in the warmer climates and provides the technician a strong reliable glue pull while being easily removed from the vehicle with little to no residue.

Dent Out Red Glue-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
DentOut Red

High Temp & Humidity PDR glue – this is the classic red glue for dent removal made by Dent Out.

BUBBLE-GUM-PINK-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Pink Bubble Gum

Burro Bubble Gum Pink Glue – This glue has quickly risen to become a favorite among dent removal technicians. This dent removal glue performs best during warm to hot weather but can be used during the cooler months. Don’t let the pink color fool you these dent removal glue sticks pack a punch. The Pink glue sticks from Burro give a strong pull and drips and runs out of your glue gun less than normal glues. The Burro Bubble Gum Pink glue come in re-usable heavy duty bags with 10 pieces of 10-inch glue sticks.

black widow-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Black Widow

Burro Black Widow Glue – This is the classic black glue that many PDR techs have used and trusted for years. This glue works well in most climates and temperatures.

anson black-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Anson Black

Anson PDR Black Glue – This is the new and improved black glue. This new glue has a far superior strength compared to the previous black glue and also works better in cooler weather than most other dent removal glues that are on the market.

PLAIN-JANE-PURPLE-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Xtreme Purple

Plain Jane Xtreme Purple – The Plain Jane Xtreme Purple glue is a high strength all weather dent removal glue. The purple PDR glue is working best in warm to cool weather and is best when used with a high-temperature glue gun. This dent repair glue gives you a great strong glue pull and is removed easily with 91% isopropyl alcohol.

Root-Beer-PDR-Glue-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Root Beer

This Super Premium PDR Dent Removal Adhesive is destined to be the choice of professional Dent Repair techs in “Hot Weather” and “Big Dent” removal. Anson PDR, is proud to be the industry leader in Glue Adhesives. For technicians that purge glues, Root Beer glue purges well with Xtreme Purple in warm weather and Anson White in cooler temperatures. Enjoy the NEW Root Beer Super Premium formula!

RED-CHILE-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Red Chile

PDR Glue Systems Red Chile dent removal glue is a high strength hot weather glue that is an imported European formula. These dent repair glue sticks have been used overseas by dent removal technicians for years and only recently Glue Systems has imported this great dent glue and made it available to technicians in the USA. The Red Chile glue sticks have a quick set time in the heat of the summer and give a strong pull.

Hawg-Glue-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Hawg Glue

Hawg PDR Glue – designed by Daniel Gromm

SWISS-BLUE-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Swiss Blue

Plain Jane Swiss Blue is a cool weather glue that was mainly available overseas. This glue is great for removing dents when the weather is cool to cold and is imported to the United States by Plain Jane PDR.

traxx-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Glue Traxx

This premium grade, high-strength, PDR adhesive is specifically designed for large dent repair and provides solid pulls in multiple temperature ranges.

tequila-glue-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Tequila Turquoise

Tequila PDR Glue

SNOW-FLAKE-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Snow Flake

PDR Glue Systems SnowFlake – Cold Weather

Gold-Rush-Glue-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Gold Rush

Plain Jane Gold Rush dent repair glue is a high strength all weather glue which comes in a resealable bag with 10 glue sticks.

WHITE-GLUE-STICKS-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
White

White Anson PDR Glue – We are now carrying ansonpdr.com brand high-strength glue. These glue sticks are white and give a high-strength, strong glue pull. We had several professional PDR companies test the ansonpdr.com white glue sticks. Each of the technicians have stated that this glue gives one of the strongest pulls when compared to other PDR glues on the market. This is an all-weather glue; however, we have seen this glue perform at its best during moderate to cool temps.

Dent-Out-Yellow-Glue-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
DentOut Yellow

Dent Out Yellow PDR Glue – Cold Weather

tequila fire glue-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Tequila Fire

Tequila Fire Glue – Hot Weather

tequila cold glue-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Tequila Ice

Tequila Ice Glue – Cold Weather Hot glue

tequila collision glue-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Tequila Collision

Tequila Collision Glue – Big Smash Repair

YELLOW-JACKET-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Yellow Jacket

PDR Glue Systems Yellow Jacket – Warm Weather

Cold Glue-Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Glexo (Cold Glue)

The application area of Glexo adhesive is very wide, but it must be understood that this product does not solve all the problems that expert can face. The level of adhesion can’t be compared with hot glue, so if it is necessary to “turn out a sharp crease” and the like – don’t expect that Glexo will accomplish this task alone.

Wide Temperature Range – For use in temperatures up to 97°F

Economy – with proper use, the composition is durable, low spent and can be kept without special storage conditions

Simplicity – Works without the need for PDR glue guns or specialized tools

Reusable – Durable adhesive is reusable up to 1-year and can be washed with soap and water to remove soil or contaminants

Glue Temperature Chart

Gold Rush

Hot – Dry Temperatures

Red Chile

Hot Temperatures

Yellow Jacket

Hot Temperatures

Tequila Fire

Hot Temperatures

Orange Fire

Hot – Warm Temperatures

Root Beer

Moderate – Hot Temperatures

Hawg

Moderate – Hot Temperatures

Black Widow

Warm – Humid Temperatures

Green Cactus

Moderate – Warm Temperatures

Pink Bubble Gum

Moderate – Warm Temperatures

Red Dent Out

Moderate – Warm Temperatures

Xtreme Purple

Moderate – Warm Temperatures

Teal

Moderate – Warm Temperatures

Black

Cool- Warm Temperatures

Tabweld

Cool – Warm Temperatures

White

Cool – Warm Temperatures

Snow Flake

Cool – Warm Temperatures

Swiss Blue

Cool – Moderate Temperatures

Yellow Dent Out

Cold Temperatures

Tequila Ice

Cold Temperatures

PDR Glue Q & A

PDR glue is temperature based and for the best results you should use a glue based on your climate.

There are lots of glue tabs on the market but some seem to be stronger than others.  Gang Green tabs from Black Plague don’t break easily and Keco tabs are great.

Most glue seems to be “made” by Anson PDR but all PDR companies sell glue online. 

To remove PDR glue, use Isopropyl alcohol. 

Yes, dent pullers work.  There are two types, mini lifters and slide hammers.

Yes, glue tabs are reusable and some glues are too.

If your glue is not sticking, make sure your using a glue that is recommended for your climate.