Paintless Dent Repair / Removal PDR 4 week Training Curriculum
- Friday, 07 August 2009 17:52
I finally posted on my website the curriculum (Bigger if click on link.)that is involved in a 4 week paintless dent repair training course. Later on I will post a 2 and 3 week pdr training curriculum. But as for now future students can get a real good idea what’s involved in the 4 week course.
I posted this curriculum for 2 reasons.
#1. So you can have at least a point of direction what to compare. Unfortunately, you won’t learn what is in our curriculum with just 1 week training and this is crucial. The real world awaits after you go to school. Just make sure you were taught real world dents… not dings.
#2. It’s always important that a student should know what to expect to learn. To me, I see our students maintain focus and push themselves through a faster learning curve. If the students don’t have a visual about their lessons, then their readiness might not be as focused.
Spring Valley Customer – Harley Davidson Gas Tank Paintless Dent Repair / Removal
- Wednesday, 05 August 2009 21:27
Spring Valley, San Diego – Removing dents on a motorcycle gas tank is like Forest Gump says, “It’s like a box of chocolates and you never know what your gunna get.” In my own terms, how it’s going to turn out. Usually in the first five minutes I can get a read about a few things. #1 I will have a nice repair and it will come out smoothly. #2 It will come out but not without a fight. Or #3 It won’t come out at all.
Gas tanks can be one of the most challenging dent repairs to perform. Obviously there are factors before you even begin.
#1 How deep is the dent? Depth and sharpness play a roll on any type of dent removal and this sure was no exception.
#2 Getting to the dent. Access is definitely the challenge because there could be a baffle blocking access or the neck around the collar is too long that doesn’t allow leverage.
#3 How thick the tank really is. This particular gas tank was real thick and I almost gave up. Access was not a problem just pushing on it was. Thick gas tanks get you to doubt where your tool tip really is and almost show not flex in the metal when applying pressure. This was the most difficult of the repair process.
But I have to admit this repair did not come out perfect. The metallic in the paint clouded out as I pushed. This is caused because the metallic simply was stretched in and when stretched back out, it turns a cloudy looking effect. Color sanding helps reduce this somewhat and in some cases removes it all the way. But don’t count on it all the time. Heat does seem to help though in some cases.
Bumper Repair New Intro (Rough Draft)
- Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:22
We are currently working on a new bumper repair videos for our sister division BumperTime.com but needed to create an intro. This is the rough draft so far.
We’re excited because we have some real informative plastic bumper and key scratch repair videos coming out soon. As always we want it to be interesting and not just another bland bumper repair video.
Body Line Part 2 Trailer – Download Out Now
- Saturday, 01 August 2009 10:58
Well folks, we finally completed the body line tutorial part 2. The reason I say part 2 is because it is a spin off from the M35 tutorial that was real successful and we received a lot of positive feed back. So there were some questions from the first and I decided to do another one like it but with me narrating it and animating the important parts you should see and take note.
This paintless dent repair tutorial is considered an advance dent repair but all are welcome to purchase if your curiosity sees fit. If you are a beginner, I am not saying it won’t help you but it is best if you go in sequence. Start from the first Episode 1 and follow along from there. I try to keep my tutorials balanced for all types of pdr techs. Beginners, advanced and those who really are curious about the line board the benefit it offers.
I am trying to make this as simple as possible. Now simple is never really used in pdr because it isn’t. My point is that how I explain the process. But don’t worry, I have plenty more video tutorials coming out. Episode 2 should be coming out soon for download and you won’t want to miss out on the knock down technique.
Anyhow, the download is available for $25 and well worth it. Here is the direct link (download info) and as you notice, here is the trailer of the advanced body line part 2
Paintless Dent Repir In Japan
- Tuesday, 28 July 2009 18:06
I am currently helping a friend launch a campaign in Japan. It’s called PDR Japan. I will be taking a trip to Japan hopefully late winter or early spring and introducing the line board to different pdr techs and companies who want to expand their skills and experience in the art of paintless dent repair. I am currently working on a new video intro for them and I think they will like it, heck you might too.