Friday, June 26, 2009

Giant Crease Dent Repair / Learn to Glue Pull with Dent Time

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Learning how to glue pull with paintless dent repair is not all that bad but knowing how to finish is the hard part. There are a lot of things to consider or understand what is not seen in the demo here. One thing is all the crowns (high spots) you have to tap back down. Mainly I use glue pulling to cut back on the pushing part and to release trapped pressure that would otherwise take much longer to do.

The lighter the metal, the more time consuming and tapping you will do. When I train my students, glue pulling is one of the main topics I teach in regards to bigger dents. Glue pulling is mainly a tool but not the answer all the time for dents. I do however know a few pdr techs who atually are quite good at glue pulling. We do agree though, if you can get to the dent with a tool, traditional pdr is obviously faster. But when it comes to bigger dents, glue pulling to a great side kick for pdr.

This dent was performed and taught at a dealership. Unfortunately this dent was not removed 100% but you can be the judge on how well it came out. I can tell you though, it sold with no customer complaints.

If you are interested and seriously considering pdr training, give me a call (Myke Toledo) direct at 858-699-2054 or visit my new web 2.0 website

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bentley Bumper Repair Video Coming Soon

Lately I finally had the chance to shoot some bumper repair videos. I have another division called "bumpertime" that obviously specializes in plastic bumper repair. We also offer mobile body and paint repair as well.

Anyhow, I filmed about 4 bumpers in 2 days and wanted to step up my videos for the bumper repair division. Below is just what it looks like. A black Bentley GT convertible coupe. Oh yes, I said black. Black shows everything unfortunately but this bumper repair came out really well. This clip is not the full version but we are just getting the post production started.

For anyone interested in our mobile bumper repair and want to know how much is cost, please visit our newer website www.DentRepairSanDiego.com
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Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Download Dent Repair Tutorial Preview




So one of my many requests I am asked about is the body line dents. To be honest, between body line dents and creases are almost neck and neck. Both are complex and both can be even more complex if it is real deep.

In this paintless dent repair technique through an animated tech article, Basically, through a video. This is a preview of what it looks like but with full animation and myself narrating. I explain a detailed process with the type of tools I used and why. I also talk about crowns, releasing pressure, and the line process.

I don't have an exact release date but it should be by the end of this month or early July. Meanwhile, take a look at the preview and comment as you want.

Friday, June 19, 2009

PDR Advice - Push Yourself to Perform Better



Well , here is a dent I recently did about two weeks ago. I filmed it and it came out pretty decent. I never promised my customer a 100% repair but I knew it would be about a 100% better than the before. Besides, that is always a rule of thumb. It's not an excuse not to perform a great repair but instead enhance the expectations of the customer in the end. In other words, don't over promise your customer.

This post is not just about the results of a dent repair but understanding that not every repair you attempt (not matter what experience you have) you may not always get it out perfect or close to. The important thing is that you try 100%. Your effort alone will reward you in the future even if you feel the job was not worth charging for.

Discipline Yourself

Consider advertising public you don't charge if your customer is not happy with your results. If you really want to stand out from the rest, advertise you don't charge if the customer can still see it. Your game will step up believe me. You don't want to work for free but you should not settle for "good enough" either.

Obviously if you are upfront before you start a repair, the customer understands you will do your best and as long as you meet their expectations or beyond, you will continue to grow as an experienced pdr technician.

In general, every pdr tech has their moments. But don't settle on "labeling" yourself as one type of pdr tech. You either know how to remove all type of dents or you don't. In the past there were a lot of pdr techs that limited themselves as "I just do door dings" or "I just fix dents on top panels." No those techs are either starving or out of business. The more well rounded you want to become, the more business opportunities you will have. If you are afraid of the bigger dents, then get help and take the step to grow your company and your personal pdr skills. It won't hurt, believe me.

Well, I'm Myke Toledo and hope this post was helpful. If you have any comments, please let me know. I'll be glad to answer.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New PDR Paintless Dent Repair Downloadable Tutorials / Video Pod Cast

I have several tutorials coming out in July. I have been working like a dog, promoting, producing and taking care of the family in between. Lately I ahve finished up some tutorials for download. They will be available through Autolecture.com and reconexpress.com as well.

I have some ideas on the next ones but if you are willing to comment and give me some ideas what you would like to see, please do. I will pick one of the people who comment and do a segment on it as well.

I ahve also been working on some podcasts as well. I talk about useful tips and techniques and demonstrate which tools help me remove dents easier and faster.

Well hope most of you enjoy my blog and I'll try to keep it interesting as possible. So have a great weekend and may all your doot dings and things... be little ones!