Monday, December 31, 2007
We give a little insight about our big dent repair PDR training manual. These type of dents are very difficult to achieve and take a lot of patience. Even though we teach this technique, it takes much practice to gain perfection during and after the learning process.
This particular dent required pressure to be relieved below the outside edges (crowns). As we released the pressure, the crown would become weaker and more manageable. If we tried to knock down the edges before pressing, we would create "tap down" pits which can actually create the repair process become more messy. We did not use a glue pull method because at the time, it was not an option. Either way, the crown and trapped pressure would need physical behind the panel pushing.
We used about 2-3 tools to push the dent out. One in particular was the the soft tip from Ultra Dent Tools. Beware though, a soft tip is not the answer to all big dent repairs. It should only be used to start a big dent to release pressure and then change to smaller and more accurate tool tip. We explain in detail about this in our Basic PDR Line Board Manual.
Dents are becoming more bigger and complex because how thin the gage of the sheet metal has become. A simple door ding caused from the same impact 5 years ago will now create a silver dollar or bigger dent on todays vehicles. Metal becomes more stretched and deeper with lighter vehicle sheet metal.
Advanced PDR training has become more of a need to cater to the big dent repair market. Dents are not getting any smaller and big PDR dent repair is becoming a rapid growth to learn for all PDR technicians. There seems to be a shortage of door dings and a public demand for cost-effective big dent removals without visiting a collision center. PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) is slowing transitioning in to "PCR" (Paintless Collision Removal).
Monday, December 24, 2007
Crowns and pressure releasing is one of the most important factors to understand and learn about paintless dent repair. It is also the most overlooked lesson during a trainee's learning experience. Mainly due to not enough time during PDR training.
We show an introduction page from our Basic Line Board Manual regarding crowns. Not a whole lot to show but enough that you can tell what a crown looks like through our eyes and the line reflection. Our PDR training goes into depth about "identification." If you can't see it, how are you going to remove a dent completely?
In most cases, PDR techs who are not aware of crowns or simply don't see them, end up forcing a dent to come out. Unfortunately, that won't work. Instead the results are either a wave still visible or unwanted push marks. Identifying crowns and releasing pressure creates a smoother and faster repair which eliminates forcing a repair.
You must understand a dent wants to go back to its original shape. You just need to know why, how and where. Moving the board in different angles is one key but the details that are surrounding it is what puts it all together.
Our one-on-one PDR training explains in detail why you are missing what you're not seeing. If you are already a veteran PDR tech, you may want to purchase the Basic Line Board Manual before taking advanced training? Although again, there is no substitution for personal and one-on-one PDR training.
Our pdr manual is designed to give you more insight which can make all of a world of difference. If you have any questions regarding PDR training or the Line Board Manual, please visit denttime.com
Thursday, December 13, 2007
This photo above displays some of the pages you will see in the Basic PDR Line Board Manual.
If you are considering PDR, you might want to invest in this unique and professional PDR Line Board Manual. Although, this is no substitute for actual personal training but it will help you definitely get a clear picture about the paintless dent repair atmosphere itself.
We designed this line board manual to have professional diagrams so it can assist your learning abilities. We spared no expense when it came to an appealing style to this one of a kind manual. From superior examples to detailed explanations about techniques, you'll love every thing about this basic line board manual.
Our goal when we put this line borad manual together was to help anyone who read this manual (man or woman), become familiar and also learn something. From tool uses to the basic ding repair process, we keep you on your toes and wanting more!
What this PDR Manual is About.
Obviously it's about "paintless dent repair" (PDR). But what it is actually directed towards the "line reflection." Lines are a unique pattern we use to read the dent. Most PDR techs don't use lines. Why? Obviously they weren't trained on them from the start, haven't heard about lines at all, or don't quite understand the "line board" concept. Don't get me wrong, even if you use another reflection, this manual doesn't discriminate with other PDR techs. It actually helps a PDR tech gain more skill.
Lines Are For Everyone!
When we designed this manual, we wanted everyone to understand it easily. From a newbie to a veteran PDR fog tech, we feel confident that this will be one of the best manuals ever developed for the paintless dent repair industry. You'll enjoy and appreciate the details we spent to go the extra mile so you can benefit a better learning experience no matter what level you are about.
Personal Training & Manual
Students who choose to take our personal training programs are automatically receive the Line Board Manual. Before we train our students, we send out the PDR manual 1 week before they attend. This advantage actually begins the learning process much quicker. It also gives our students an accurate insight about the line reflection, so they will know what to expect. We create an exciting manual that matches an exciting training adventure!
If you would like to purchase a Basic PDR Line Board Manual, please contact Myke Toledo at 858.699.2054. We will be adding the new product to Auto Lecture for online purchasing soon.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Nobody is more obsessed than us when it comes to (Paintless Dent Repair/Removal) repairing dents! WE LOVE DENTS Period! Dent Time of San Diego has worked on practically every car in the world! Not to mention every type of dent that was thrown our way. From your daily driver to your rare all aircraft aluminum "Dutch Spyker," we are trusted by many to do the job and do it right the first time.
Our craftsmanship demonstrates just how skilled our technicians can remove your dent w/out disturbing your finish. What's more amazing is we remove your dent completely! There are limitations of coarse. Depending where the damage is located, paint damage and how much the dent is entirely stretched. Before we take a repair on, we'll evaluate the job and always inform you what to expect.
From small dents to big and complex dents, our paintless dent repair company is your #1 choice. Remember, you only get one chance to get the repair done right. Why not choose Dent Time the first time. Please visit our official blog for more information. If you are not from San Diego and are in need of a qualified PDR company in your area, please visit ReconExpress.com
Real Quality. Real Value. Real Fast. Guaranteed! 800.420.DENT (3368)
Saturday, December 8, 2007
San Diego Mobile Plastic Bumper Repair - Why you should choose Dent Time?
Bumper Time (Sister Division of Dent Time) Mobile Plastic Bumper Repair is a perfect solution that saves you time and money. Our mobile bumper repair service is not only convenient but also cost effective when it comes to fixing your scratches, cracks, scuffs, dents, punctures and holes in your plastic bumper. Most mobile bumper repairs are repaired within 2 hours. Not to mention we have a complete color match guarantee and a written lifetime warranty with your repair.
Compared to traditional methods, our mobile bumper repair service is fast, affordable and convenient. Here at Bumper Time we’ll repair, restore and renew your bumper within hours and not days. When it comes to paint matching, we use an on-site computer color matching system that provides a perfect formula for a perfect match. We spare no expense when it comes to quality paint and materials as well. Our bumper repairs are restored using the highest quality paint on the market, called “Glasurit.” This type of paint is used on high line and exotic vehicles such as Bentley, Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and just to name a few.
In benefit, our supreme craftsmanship and service will save you the hassle and avoidance of an insurance claim. In most cases the average mobile plastic bumper repair is lower than your deductible. Bumper Time is committed to high quality craftsmanship with a no noticeable difference from pre-accident condition after the repair is achieved. In conclusion, while keeping your vehicle new, it’s our business to sustain the longevity and value of your vehicle at an affordable cost. Please visit our official Dent Time blog
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Friday, December 7, 2007
It won't matter how good you are if you don't know how to market your PDR company after training. This is usually over half the battle to become successful in the paintless dent repair/removal (PDR) market. You don't get mentioned if you're not seen!
Dent Time training is not just about how you can learn to master PDR. It's way more than that! One of our key successes is how well we market. Being efficient and having budgets are important factors that we pass on to our trainees. Even advanced trainees are taught how to improve their market standings.
WORLD WIDE WEB
Have you noticed how important the web is becoming in our lives? Information is now at your finger tips. From your desktop to your phone! People are finding services much more on the web and soon it will the publics only use.
Our online marketing strategies get you ahead of the crowd in a hurry! No joke either. From online listings to directories, Dent Time gets you noticed all over your local online area.
STANDOUT ONLINE LISTINGS
Having more than just a list of words isn't going to cut it if you need to stand out. Notice our online ad we posted at the top. We don't just create an ordinary ad. We create an super stand out ad! Professional with modern flare. This is one of many things we do to help you gain name recognition and overall business.
There are of coarse many options besides just web presence though. "Foot Advertising" has been the most popular in the past. You do need to do it indeed. But how you do it is what will make your business grow. From professional proposals to a closing sale. we provide you with the most stand out support.
DON'T BE AFFRAID
Do you approach accounts with just a card? Do you want to give them an impression they'll remember? Or even better, they'll actually call you? Our market design strategies focus on professional impressions so you get results. We'll design a professional proposal with your own powerpoint presentation on how you can save them time and money. The best thing is you won't have to do a lot of talking. The only thing you will need from here, is a great personality.
IF IT LOOKS NICE, THEY PAY ATTENTION
Dent Time's marketing strategies are all about how professional we make you look. The first thing we want your customers to notice is how nice your ad campaigns are. The nicer the better. This helps gain trust which leads to calls to your company. You only have one chance to make a good first impression. That's why we focus on a professional appearance.
If you currently own a PDR or auto reconditioning company and want to learn more how we can dramatically expand you business market, email us.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Dent Time now offering professional paintless dent repair and door ding removal (PDR) in El Centro, California.
With a rapidly growing city, El Centro is in need of paintless dent repair. In most cases, the closest PDR company is nearly a 100 miles away. Well, not anymore! Our team of dedicated and high quality PDR technicians have expanded to provide the cost-effective service.
If you are in El Centro or even Calexico, give us a call and we'll be glad to provide you a genral estimate over the phone. If you have some photos, email us your photos by clicking here.