New Bentley Dent Repair Video / Not too Flashy but Professional
- Tuesday, 23 February 2010 23:33
Bentley Dent Repair Short / Canon 7d / Indi Slider Mini from Myke Toledo on Vimeo.
I decided to do a much more simple video but step up the cinematography dramatically. This was a newer 2009 Bentley Brooklands. My technician “Bebo” was the one who performed the work so i could actually concentrate on filming for once.
One thing I like more than anything is shooting video. It has to be a good video or I won’t edit or even release it to the public. I have so much other vehicles I have done that seem interesting for paintless dent or bumper repair but I hate shaky video! In my early days I didn’t understand what I was doing. Now, I think I am taking a film maker approach. I like to stay fresh and think of new ideas. Some I want to do more than once but behind the scenes there is a lot of preparation. I like to do things right but it can get pricey and over budget. So I guess I will have to keep working after all.. what a bummer. Oh well, that’s life so I can’t complain too bad. I love to keep my videos interesting so here’s one that I hope you have enjoyed if you did not watch already.
New DentTime.com Website Gets Overhaul.
- Tuesday, 23 February 2010 22:25
Well, I am finally moving forward with one my biggest projects yet to come and it’s my own. After producing lots of other videos and designing everyone else’s websites, I finally get to pay some attention my own with the long over due DentTime.com site.
It won’t look crazy different looking though. It will be just crazy organized and lots more to offer. Lots of tutorials, videos and information regarding the auto reconditioning site. I have some out of the box ideas too but first thing is first. Here is a small preview below of what it’s starting to look like.
Escape PDR Dent Repair – Glue Pull
- Monday, 22 February 2010 10:41
(San Diego – Oceanside) On Saturday, I had an opportunity to remove this dent from a Ford Escape. It was one of our repeats who was unfortunate to get this dent on the rear quarter panel.
So I broke out the glue system for demonstration purposes that will be featured on the new Glue Pull Practicals next month. To be honest, most of this dent would have pooped out using a strong suction cup and them pushing the rest with a soft tip.
The Escape was in great condition with tons of wax on the panel which made my job difficult getting the glue to adhere good to the panel. If this ever happens to you, come prepared like I did not. You need to get some light compound and rub on the panel so it creates a surface for the glue to grip. Or if you don’t have that, perhaps if you’re brave enough, try using some 2000 sand paper and scoring the clear just enough.
Next was removing the crown which most techs underestimate. Using the right tap down tips are crucial so you don’t get those tap down pits. Choosing the right knock down tips helps you from spending more time fixing what you could have prevented in the first place. As you can see the dent came out and all was well. You’ll just have to see the exact details when the new video comes out next month. For more info please contact Myke Toledo at 858-699-2054 or visit our website at www.denttime.com
PDR Quote App for Paintless Dent Repair / Removal Techs – Review
- Saturday, 13 February 2010 21:46
I have been recently using the “PDR Quote” app that is available for your iphone. It has turned out to be a pleasant surprise to have a paperless work order done on site without hand writing a messy invoice.
The application is fully customizable so you can add your logo, change the names of the panels, add tax or even give a discount. Once created, you can use a quote or email as a finished receipt. Your customer and yourself receive the copied work order (see screen shot on left) as an email with completed invoice.You can even send a quote to an insurance company. If you happen to have the need of a hard copy, just add a wireless printer and whala, there it is.
It’s a super convenient system that saves you lots of printing fees, not to mention high tech and seems to impress the customers as well. There are even an apps (separately, not part of PDR Quote) that allows you to finish a transaction with a credit card.
I might suggest getting a dedicated itouch or the new ipad to use with the PDR Quote. Unfortunately there is no way to separate your personal contacts from your business contacts.
All in all, I was impressed from this powerful little app and it exceeds my expectations and beyond.
Full Version – $350.
PDR Quote Lite – Free
Official Line Board 101 PDR Training Video Trailer Out.
- Monday, 08 February 2010 23:48
Sorry folks for the delayed video trailer but I just finished the edit. Here is a very good look at what I put in the video. Lots of animation, demonstrations and just plain good content. I spent quite some time on the video but I finally got around to produce something I wasn’t going to be embarrassed about from years to come.
One thing I recently added as an option is the downloadable pdr manual that is found on the dvd. Now you have the option to purchase just the dvd with no manual ($39.99) or with the downloadable manual for ($99.99). Either way, you can’t go wrong.
As mentioned before, I am currently editing the glue pulling video and coming out with another detailed trailer for that video as well. Lots more of intense “out in the street” video that you won’t want to miss. Real situations with real dents.
So if you want to learn a lot about the Line Board and even more about paintless dent repair, then purchase the Line Board 101 pdr training video today at AutoLecture.com.