Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ford Ranger Paintless Dent Repair Video

For anyone reading and watching this paintless dent removal repair I performed, I have to tell you, it was not easy. It took me 6 hours and 22 minutes to remove about 90-95% (In my opinion). The edge was jacked up! Any veteran pdr techs who have worked on Ford metal understand the level of difficulty it involved doing this dent. Of course I used heat to prevent the edge of the paint from completely cracking. From the beginning it already had paint cracked on the inside edge because of the initial impact.

Why I took this dent on was for two reasons. The forst reason I thought it would be pretty cool to test out my new camera rig - Canon 7D. Two, to keep myself learning and seeing how well I could get the edge out. Now I thought I could get it out closer to 100% but since the paint was blown already from the inside, I did not want to take a chance of it splitting any further. As mentioned, I used heat and a lot of it. I plan to talk about this dent in the Glue Pull Practicals dvd as well. Lots of awesome good stuff in there too!

This pdr dent repair tool me a lot longer than I thought and I could not get the same feel because I started too late and obviously finished too late. But I hope you enjoy the presentation of the video and perhaps learn something - even though I did not explain any techniques.

Take care and thanks for reading and watching. Please visit for more info.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

You Are Still A PDR Newbie - No Matter What

Everyone is Still a PDR Newbie

To succeed in this paintless dent repair business, you only need to learn one thing: how to keep learning. That means each of us is going to find ourselves as a newbie, at some times and at some things. In a market that is ever changing and in which these changes seem to be happening ever faster, we are all going to wear the newbie hat -- often.

I see too often a lot of veteran paintless dent removal / hail repair techs put down the pdr newbies. Unfortunately these so called "know it all's", forget that they were once newbies as well and still are. I also see pdr techs who have been in the business for just a short time, performing more complex dent repairs than a 10 year veteran pdr tech. Why? Simple: because high-level professionals who are paying attention never stop learning. And that means it don't matter how long you have been doing pdr. What you put into learning paintless dent removal is what you will get back 10 times fold. During my career, I have seen a lot of the first generation pdr companies fold and the only reason for this is because they stopped learning.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

PDR School - What You Should Know About Paintless Dent Repair Training

Cheap Paintless Dent Repair Training Beware

paintless dent repair trainingI am writing this article to future pdr trainees as a big warning. If you plan on going to a "paintless dent repair training school", then you really want to read this. My topics will be about the good, bad and the ugly.

Here is a clear warning - Listen to your head and weigh out what makes sense. I don't know if you realize this but PDR can not be learned correctly with more than one student at a time. OK, actually let me rephrase that because there have been miracles in this world that happen so I won't say impossible. If you want to get the most of a pdr training course, then you should settle no less for one on one pdr training. There should be no reason for more than one student unless the pdr school is in it for the money. The more students they can get in, the bigger and faster their pockets get. Also, you need to understand PDR is an art and takes a lot of patience. By no means is it easy at all. If you have heard that pdr can be learned in 1-2 weeks, you are in for a big, big surprise. Matter of fact, you will be getting just your feet wet. Imagine packing years of techniques into 2 FAST weeks? Oh but wait a minute.. I offer 2 week courses. Yes , but I will get to that later.

Read the full article here

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Official Dent Time Launch Today

I finally decided 2 weeks ago to set a date (which was today) to launch the newly redesigned and updated

Of course I am still working on the site and updating things as we speak. I am going to add more tutorials, links, specials and new videos.

Please check back often as we are continually adding new content and videos.

Thank you.

-- Myke Toledo

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wheel Repair Video in the Making

As I was filming the wheel repair video in HD, I whipped out my iPhone and took some teaser video. It was time to update our wheel repair page since we redesigned our whole website. New site with new footage. You should be able to see the new wheel repair video this Saturday.

YouTube Video

-- Myke Toledo

New Dent Time Site Ready to Launch May 22

Our Dent Time website has been in the remodel stages for awhile now. Finally after tons of hours and designing, we finally got it where we feel it will meet it's potential.

Although Dent Time will not be 100% complete when launched this Saturday, it will be quite an improvement from our current one.

Why did we change our website? Well, we wanted it to be more user friendly, more organized, and well, just change things up a bit.

We hope you visit us this Saturday on the web at

Thank you,

-- Myke Toledo

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mercedes Benz Crease Dent Repair

Had a little challenge today and as always, wasn't sure if I could pull it off. I had to perform another crazy paintless dent removal on the body line of a Mercedes Benz ML in San Diego.

Thing about silver cars is when it has a deep dent like this, in most cases the metallic separates and looks white. I call it "ghosting" which can be somewhat unpleasing, especially after you have spent so much time removing the lion share of the dent. But I can't lie, it did ghost on me a bit. Here's a little tip on how to get rid of it: color sand (wet sand) after you remove the dent. Believe it or not, it helps remove 75% or more of the ghosting.

I also have been using my new toy (sticky pod mount) to get some good angles. You won't tell from my iPhone videos because I shot it using my Canon Vixia which I am going to cut a video in HD about the process later.

Anyhow check out the videos and photos how it went.


-- Myke Toledo

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friends From PDR Japan - Site Problems

I spoke to Chad from PDR-Japan last week and he has had a very unfortunate incident happen to his web host. They simply just vanished and his site too! What ever your do don't use

We hope you get back up online soon Chad and here is a direct reply from PDR Japan themselves.

Yes, we are still here.

It appears that our Internet provider has disappeared has just disappeared.
(and yes we paid our bills.. .hahaha)

This has effected numerous Internet sites.

Our deepest apologies.
We still are here and appreciate the all the emails of concern and support.

We will get our website back ASAP
and I promise it will be even better.

-Better Photos
-Better Videos
-Better tools

Its our chance to start new and make it better

IF any of you have any information on the whereabouts of the providers. -We would be very interested in this information

If you have any other questions or comments about

-Dent Service/Repair
-Dent Tools
-Dent Training

please email at

(Japanese below)







pdr.japan @

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bentley Arnage Access Points

Hey you pdr techs out there. If you ever have the opportunity of working on any of the earlier model Bentley Arnage's then here is some access points to consider when it comes to paintless dent removal. The doors are pretty good for access and I almost 90% of the time go through the factory holes as shown in the video. Be careful though when pushing your dent and don't use too sharp of a tool or you will get lots of pock marks. Bentleys don't have any orange peel and not very forgiving if you miss-push.

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

-- Myke Toledo

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fun Video "Chips"- Mobile Service Company for Dent / Bumper Repair

Well, I just received a cool new toy for doing videos. I bought a camera mount for my vehicle that suctions to the outside. I spent about 2 hours total shooting and editing. At first I was going to just see how the clips looked on the computer. Well, one thing led to another and I just could not help throwing something together.

As always, I won't do something if I am not going to have fun. This time I had a little theme. I grew up in the 1970's tv series "Chips" and thought it would be kinda cool to imitate the theme. And now you know why I made a mobile bumper / dent repair video like this. Something simple but effective. Videos these days don't have to be super fancy or have all the expensive gear to achieve your goals (I should know!). Heck, lately I have been making interesting videos with just my Iphone. I just bought a little stabilizer for that too. I love to create videos because not only is it fun, you can actually preserve what you did in the past. A real live memory. So whether it's for your business or personal, get out there and shoot a video!

Now that I went totally off topic, I guess I should plug my business, since this blog is really geared for it. The wrap you see on my vehicle (06 Scion XB) is a two layered wrap that has chrome on top as well. It's my second wrap and I am actually thinking of getting a new one by early winter. The wheels are two piece, made by Gram Lights. I like wheels and that is what always makes or breaks the way a car looks in my opinion. Image means a lot to me. I am not speaking for others though. Some like simple and some like it loud. That's why we are called individuals.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

BMW San Diego Dent Repair

Ok here's the deal. One of my accounts (Lusti Motors) had one of their already sold X3 serviced at a local BMW dealer for warranty work. Meanwhile during service, the BMW dealer damaged the front end and side door. There was an attempt to repair the right door that initially had 2 dents across the body line. As you will see, their attempt was not very successful with their own pdr guy.

There are 3 factors for a successful pdr repair.
-tools used

This panel ( the dent that has been chewed up) was worked with too sharp of a tool and that is why you see pock marks an cracked paint. I managed to save the panel but again, I have to mention it's so important to choose a pdr company based on their experience and not just because you want a cheap price. You only have one chance to have your dent removed proper. After that opportunity is gone, you will have to either live with it or go to a costly body shop.

Check out why and watch our mini iPhone videos.

-Myke Toledo

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

30 Day Ding Free Warranty - San Diego Paintless Dent Repair

We are proud to offer a free 30 day protection warranty with all paintless dent removal services. If you are one of our many customers who use our PDR services, you will be covered for 30 days from your initial date of service. Stipulations due apply. The free ding protection warranty is limited to a quarter size dent or smaller on the same panel(s) we repaired, if such a mishap is to happen again within 30 days of your PDR service.

Our service is beyond good work. We are always putting our customer first when it comes to service and convenience. Unfortunately things happen and we want you to know Dent Time goes the extra mile to make sure your experience is beyond your expectations.

Knowing sometimes careless people open their doors, wind blows, things fall, bad luck or just plainly, it is what it is. Well we're here to put a little reassurance back into your mind. Just give us a call if you happened to get dinged again (within 30 days) on the same panel(s) we repaired and we'll promptly send out a mobile tech, free of no charge.

Real quality. Real Value. Real service. Guaranteed!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Camry Dent Repair Pt 1

I am now about to work this dent on a Toyota Camry. This paintless dent repair will take about 2 hours to do. So let's see what happens..

-- Myke Toledo