PDR Dfender was first conceived in the early 2000's, during the course of Keith Skelton's work experience in the fields of Auto Body and Paintless Dent Repair (PDR). Keith invented and built PDR Dfender as a tool to fix dents located around the edges of panels which have a single sheet/layer of metal, especially fenders. PDR Dfender has special bends uniquely designed to allow the technician to do the dent repair without taking the tire off. In 2017 Keith and his wife Leticia decided to apply for a patent for the tool with the USPTO. They were pleasantly surprised when the US patent (# 10,245,629) was issued on April 2, 2019. Meanwhile, they are following up on their additional international patent application, hoping to make PDR Dfender available to PDR Technicians and Auto Body Technicians in other countries.