SOS Dent Demonstrats Great PDR Skills
- Friday, 19 March 2010 23:32
If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area and are in need of some high quality paintless dent repair, then check out SOS Dent. Their blog shows a very interesting repair on a Honda CRV.
David who is the owner of SOS Dent seems to be very successful since the recession had begun. He quickly realized that doing just small dents won’t cut it. People now these days want to fix what is obvious, and obvious means big dents. Check out and read more about his dent repair from his main blog here.
Tundra Dent Repair
- Tuesday, 16 March 2010 07:40
I was working on this dent at about 3:30 in the afternoon. It took a little longer than expected because there was a brace structure half way against the dent. It still turned out fine but was more challenging than I would have liked. But then again that is pdr for you. Here are some iPhone video clips how the repair looked before and after. It’s my run n gun video so please don’t be disappointed because lately I have not busted out the good camera rigs.
This dent took about an hour and 15 minutes and I charged $275. Yes considering this took me less than an hour and a half, some people would get upset. Some of my customers questions the cost vs. the time it took me to repair a dent. I have to remind them politely that a dent repair like this really didn’t take me an hour and half. It really took me 19 years. The truth is, would you rather have someone know what they are doing who is experienced and can do a repair in a timely manor or have a person who does not know what they are doing and take all day without the same outcome? I don’t charge by the hour, instead, I charge in regards to the experience it will take me to remove the dent.
Sharp Body Line Dent Subaru STI
- Sunday, 14 March 2010 11:36
When it comes to paintless dent repair across a body line, prepare for a long and hard fight, a lot of patience and hopefully a good outcome.
This pdr repair took about 3 hours to remove and I charged $375. A lot less than a body shop and a lot more convenient too.
Unfortunately most consumers don’t realize the involvement it takes and skill to actually have a paintless dent repair turn out so well. As many times I stated before, pdr is not like buying a gallon of milk at the store. A consumer needs to really do their homework before just choosing any pdr company to do their work. Of coarse one of the biggest mistakes consumers do when choosing a pdr company is they look for the cheapest price. BIG MISTAKE. Would you look for the cheapest doctor to work on your health? PDR techs are also like doctors. Some are average, some are bad and some are very, very good. It’s all about consistency. An experienced pdr tech performs excepetional work constantly while new pdr techs or impatient pdr tecs hurry themselves and can’t perform a clean repair.
Body lines are all about tapping down in the right crown zones and using the right tools with tips to push. I always try to stay eye level when I am working a dent and especially when recreating a body line. Switching sides often and cross checking keeps my dent repair balanced and even so in the end I have an exceptional outcome.
Below you see the photos of the before an after.
ML PDR Dent Repair part 2
- Friday, 12 March 2010 10:51
Dent turned out well. Panel was painted before which made the repair more challenging by knocking down. Had to use thick rubber tap down tips to prevent tap down pits into the paint.
Location:Jacob Dekema Fwy,San Diego,United States
Mercedes ML aluminium Dent Repair
- Friday, 12 March 2010 10:20
Well if any of you been lucky enough to work on a modern aluminum vehicle, then you know by now they are not easy to work on. This dent happens to be a crease.
I am going to use a sharp tool to push most of it out but keep the tip protected.
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