Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What's New with Dent Time

Lately, I have been quietly working on a few new things. Some are videos and some are photos like the one you see above. I get extremely antsy if I stay still. So I keep myself busy between pdr training and running Dent Time by learning new things.

Learning new things is awesome. That's how I keep my motivation going, the drive to stay fresh and give that overall unique approach to things. I get bored pretty fast and so whoever is reading this post understands why Dent Time gets fresh looks often. The world changes and I am a guy who loves change as well. You know what they say? "Change or Die." My passion about Dent Time is the ability of being able to think and create a vision. Some are easy to do and some are not. But it eventually all comes together.

My latest project is producing the Tommy Jue PDR Adventure and Ultra Dent's new Roller Tip video. Meanwhile, I am creating new idea from photos to give some more kick on some new pages for the DentTime.com website.

I can honestly say, things are very busy (work and family) and it's amazing I actually get MOST (not all) of my things done. Here's a Sneak Peek of the Tommy Jue PDR Training Adventure video. Well, gotta go and finish up my stuff. Take care

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tommy Finishes Up 4 Week PDR Training

I'm a bit late (3 days to be exact) posting this article about Tommy Jue finishing his 4 week paintless dent repair training. I had a quick moment to give you a little feedback before the video comes out.

First of all, I want to thank Tommy for giving me the opportunity to train him. It takes a lot of commitment and trust to fly far away from home and stay in a different city and meet with someone who you really don't know. So thanks so much Tommy for coming and I had a great time training you as well.

I mentioned to Tommy before he made the commitment that pdr training would not be easy and very challenging. None the less, I also mentioned it would be very rewarding and self satisfying. After the pdr training, Tommy had another term called, "gratifying" and I think he said it perfectly.

I don't have my students work easy dents. Tommy was no exception. In the last week, I had him do 4 retail jobs in a row. All big dents that involved a combo with glue puling, crown removal, creases and finishing. Some where more complex than the other but I could see his skills improving over each experience, and not to mention his confidence. Now I'm not saying Tommy was able to remove every dent perfect but if you were there, you can definitely tell he will be successful in PDR. The first two weeks alone were about pin pointing and finishing deep pitted dings. We all know, smaller dents can be much more difficult that bigger dents. Because in the end, it comes down to finishing. Just like the game golf, it don't matter if you can drive the ball 300+ yards. If you can't put the ball in the hole, then you can't finish.

My intentions is to help my students see and get the experience with all types of dents. If I have my students work small and non complex dents, then they would be in for a long and hard road ahead. Although, I'm not saying my students won't have a challenging road but there is a difference between challenging and confusing.

My goals as a PDR trainer is to help my PDR students understand the "why" factor. It takes many steps to do a dent correctly and many good habits to stay consistent. You will see video of Tommy's road to his PDR career soon in the near future. For now, please check out the photo gallery below.

Monday, November 15, 2010

4 Week PDR Training Update w / Tommy Jue

Well, Tommy and I have been very busy lately working on all types of dents. At this point we are doing almost anything that comes our way. Tommy's pdr training is going well and I keep challenging him more and more. For the most part he is pretty consistent and as expected, he does have a hard time at things here and there. I say it's expected because I don't want my students to really ever get the impression every dent will be easy.

Today, I had him work on some complex dents. They looked easy to most and even fooled me. Flat dents with crowns are very deceiving and demand a lot of cross checking with careful tap downs and pushing. If not performed correctly, flat dents will always be very noticeable and wavy. I did video Tommy's progress as usual but it will need some editing. My intensions are to be honest with my training and what all pdr students go through. All get frustrated as one point or another, it's just some handle their emotions better than others.

In the near future, you will see how how it went for Tommy. Stay tuned as usual and meantime, enjoy the slide show. Thanks for reading. Please feel free to comment if you like. Thank you.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tommy Jue PDR Video Documentary - 1 of 4 week PDR Training

Here is the video during Tommy's first week of paintless dent repair / removal pdr training. I'm already filming his second and third week of paintless dent repair training and you will notice his progress as we go along. Look out during the weeks to come to see how he does.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tommy Jue PDR Update Week 1 - Paintless Dent Repair / Removal Training

Well, it's been already one week since Tommy has begun his pdr adventure. I am actually editing and getting ready to post his experience and thoughts about his pdr training and he really is enjoying it. He reminded me to mention it because he said he forgot to say that on the video. At this point, I am very happy with Tommy's hard effort and dedication. I have challenged him relentlessly and he has so far proven PDR will be right for him.

Reading the line board properly with proper techniques over and over turns into good habits. Understanding and perfecting it creates permanent habits. The first week of paintless dent repair training is always the most challenging. A newbie has to get accustomed to the awkward positions, different ways they see with their eyes and build a much more tolerance for patience. Once this part is mastered, it just becomes a routine and almost a trance. This is the stage Tommy is getting into. The more he gets the experience, the better he becomes.