Bentley Deep Dent PDR Successful
- Friday, 12 March 2010 09:52
Well just finished the Bentley. Came out great and was dented
right behind a brace. Lucky I was able to get decent leverage.
So on to another cool place called Only Yesterday. I will post some cool vehicles from there. I know the photo wasn’t all that great but I was in a hurry to get the next job and didn’t give myself a lot of time for sharing.
Removing Bentely Panels (pain in butt)
- Friday, 12 March 2010 08:40
Removing a panel and glass from a Bentley takes a lot of skill and patience. As you see here, lots of involvement. So be prepared for a long day if you plan to pull a panel from a Bentley. I’m getting ready to remove a deep dent on the door (while I am waiting) The glass is just way too fragile to go down the door. I have already broken two windows before and with my years if experience and stubborn ego, I learned the hard way. So I am passing on my trial and errors to you guys. Don’t think about trying to go down a door without pulling the panel.
I will post the progress as I go on.
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Crease Dent Repair – Ride Along Video (Episode 2) Learning Paintless Ding Removal
- Wednesday, 10 March 2010 15:09
What’s up everyone, I just had a chance to edit this video for the Ride a Long (Episode 2). It’s about a nice little crease that was hit on the front fender of a Yukon.
I am going to be featuring this repair in depth on a new dvd called “Glue Pull Practicals” that explains the glue system I chose to use, what tool tips I use and why and how and where to knock down. This repair took about 2 1/2 hours to remove with very little evidence the crease dent was ever there.
With paintless dent repair / removal, creases are considered one of the most challenging and hardest to master. Your pushes have to be so accurate that if you miss, expect to see a up and down zipper effect. Basically skip marks in the panel. Crease need lots of time to master and patience. There is no fast way to learn. It’s all about technique, patience and the tools. Once performed about a thousand times, you start to get a little faster. No matter how good you become, speed won’t matter to you.. the quality of the repair will.
So I hope you like and please comment. Thank you.
Deep Paintles Dent Repair Training / New Training Articles
- Saturday, 06 March 2010 21:31
Hey everyone, I had a similar article up before about deep ding repairs but I wrote an article more in depth about my past trainee and his progress. I also spoke about more candid truth to paintless dent repair training. If you happen to be interested in paintless dent repair / removal training then this article will be for you. So check it out and hope you like it.
Learning paintless dent removal correctly not only involves time but a lot of patience. This article is about a trainee I trained early last year along with his partner Alex which I will talk about later in another article. This video you are about to watch or already did, is about a very complex deep ding / dent. When I teach someone how to learn the art of paintless dent removal, it’s not about just pushing and tapping. There is a big philosophy to it and an important procedure.
Besides the philosophy and procedure (technique), there are the tools. Tools are a third of the solution or the problem for many who can’t figure out how to finish. Understanding the capabilities of what your tools can really do, help you become a much better and efficient paintless dent repair technician. As you see in this video (continued article from link below), Fotis understands the the pdr technique, is patient and comprehends his tool usage well. With the combination of all three techniques being put to use, the results are amazing. Please keep in mind, Fotis in this video has had no prior experience or practiced before hand.
Please click on this link here to read the rest of this article and video.
Networking with PDR Star in St. Louis, Missouri / Hail Damage Paintless Dent Repair / Removal
- Saturday, 06 March 2010 15:57
I recently been talking to Eric Hummel from PDR Star and am proudly taking on a project to help his company grow on the web community. Not only is it good for his web presence but a way to network with other paintless dent repair / removal – hail damage repair companies.
Networking is the future with paintless dent repair companies and always has been for any other type of business. Unfortunately most pdr companies are afraid to network with other companies because of multiple reasons. One of the strongest reasons I believe pdr techs don’t network is because of an insecurity reason. Another common one is that they have an ego thinking they are too good to be associated with other pdr companies and they will never need them. Truth is, the bigger the paintless industry gets, the more you know, the more you grow. So if you find yourself locked in a cave and think you know it all.. that’s when you get passed right up.
Ever wonder how such young experienced pdr techs are getting so much better so much faster? One big reason is because of all the information on the web. Oh and they are more likely to ask questions, try new things and network. These are very strong characteristics of any person in any business that wants to continue to grow and become better. That’s why I credit my own success because I am always willing to learn from others no matter what their experience or background is.
PDR Star is a veteran hail repair company who not only wants to build a bigger web presence but associate themselves with as many credible pdr techs as possible. A simple example would be if you were in a dealership and all of a sudden your dealer gets hit with hail. What do you do? Who do you know? You don’t just want some hacker hail company or broker coming in town and taking over most of your work because you don’t any additional help or a back up plan? This is called the power of networking. It works both ways and one day, you’ll need to use that ace you have in the back of your pocket.
So my long point is.. Don’t let your ego or fear get in the way of growing your company. As long as you are willing to try new things and learn.. you’ll come across new opportunities that benefit you far beyond what you thought possible.
I will post some of the progress I will be doing as well so stay tuned for updates with PDR Star. You can also visit their website at PDRStar.com or contact Eric direct at 1-888-85-DENTS