Saturday, May 24, 2008

Paintless Dent Repair/Removal Training DVDs Coming Soon!

Dent Time is excited to announce we will be releasing the line board paintless dent repair technique on dvd in the near future. Our first release is scheduled for late June. We have been outputting many videos on the web and get a huge response about how it was done. As usual we like to keep our visitors, viewers and followers interested. We promise we won't disappoint when it comes to watching the line board PDR techniques.

From exotics to motorcycle tanks, we'll help the average PDR tech learn smarter and quicker with different and unique approaches that we use when it comes to using the line board reflection.

Our first dvd will entail how the line board works and the technique. And for the advanced guys, we'll also be releasing the a motorcycle tank tutorial. All our videos are professionally created so you can concentrate on the dent not the distractions.

San Diego Motorcycle Tank Paintless Dent Repair/Removal

If you have never seen paintless dent removal performed of a motorcycle tank then here's your chance. Most motorcycle tanks can be somewhat very tricky. Access, how thick the gage of the metal and tip location can be the most challenging.

I always wanted to film a motorcycle tank but in most cases I either forgot my video camera or just forgot I had it with me. But lately, I have filmed 2 last week. This one you see here I will be making a training dvd that will be out later next month.

I find most PDR techs are interested doing motorcycle tanks but are afraid to take on a job because they aren't sure what it will exactly entail. Tools, tips, leverage and reading the line board all play a part. Although sometimes it's just plain bad luck and you may not even be able to reach because of a baffle inside blocking access. Glue pulling can be an option but I find some motorcycles (like Harley) don't have a real strong clear coat and pulling paint is a risk. Even at that, sometimes the dents are too sharp for pulling. But for the most part, it's a good challenge I enjoy doing.

About This Repair

This PDR repair was performed on a GSXR Suzuki 1000. It actually had 3 dents. One I could not remove completely because it was hit so deep against the body line but I improved it a lot. It took me about 2 hours to complete. I used a few tools which I will name in my PDR dvd. I plan to give lots of good info and tips about performing PDR on motorcycle tanks.

I had to be patient and cross check my work at all times. Careful pushes with accurate pressure helped create a clean removal. These tanks are always a challenge but heck, it is what it is.

Hope you enjoy and look out for the tutorial next month.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

BMW X5 Crease Repair - San Diego Paintless Dent Repair

Here we have a really deep crease on the door of a BMW X5. My approach is to work from the outside edges but first I must knock down the crowns or also known as the highs.

Knocking down helps for several reasons. #1 is it releases tension from the center and #2 it also helps the paint keep flexibility while applying pressure from behind.

Now since I offer personal training and sell a detailed PDR Line Board manual, I can't tell you exactly how and what tools I used to remove the dent. What I can tell you though is that this type of dent will take a lot of patience and accurate pushes to get your reflection straight as possible.

If you are interested in PDR training, please email me and I will send you some more info. I train in real situations at dealerships, body shops and with retail customers.
The whole thing about PDR training is the learning experience and environment. My training is not a classroom situation and not a routine. If it was a routine it would only benefit myself and not yourself the student. Every situation is different and that is the only way I feel a student can grasp PDR at a much better pace.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Job Openings for Mobile Paint n Bumper Repair Techs Los Angeles

Our good friends in the Los Angeles area (SOS Bumper) is now hiring qualified mobile bumper and paint repair technicians. They are looking for high energy, responsible and qualified technicians who enjoy working outdoors and getting paid well.

State of the art mobile vehicle, supplies and spray guns included!

Contact David Pelikan at 310.923.5932

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Learn Advanced Paintless Dent Repair Training w/ Dent Time

Creases - Large Dents - Deep Dings - Body Lines - No Problem.

Dent Time's Advanced Paintless Dent Repair School will help you learn better, faster and more efficient when it comes to complex dent repair situations.

Based in San Diego, Dent Time offers one-on-one paintless dent repair training. With over 17 years experience, you'll learn from myself personally (Myke Toledo). Not only will you learn the trade but how to manage and run a successful PDR company. If you are a veteran PDR company and want to sharpen your skills, give us a call and we'll be more than happy to speak with you.

As you will watch, experience matters when it comes to quality. These two creases would have cost well over a $1000.00 at a traditional body shop. We charged $500. No painting, no fillers, no sanding and no hassles.

The PDR training course is based in real environment, real situations and real cars. You'll will get to work on the most common vehicles to the exotics, like Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini to name a few.

If you are seriously thinking about PDR training or advance paintless dent removal, then give us a call. We love what we do and our passion will definitely influence your motivation and skills.