Crowns & Highs – Paintless Dent Repair / Removal Training (PDR)
- Monday, 24 December 2007 16:16
Crowns and pressure releasing is one of the most important factors to understand and learn about paintless dent repair. It is also the most overlooked lesson during a trainee’s learning experience. Mainly due to not enough time during PDR training.
We show an introduction page from our Basic Line Board Manual regarding crowns. Not a whole lot to show but enough that you can tell what a crown looks like through our eyes and the line reflection. Our PDR training goes into depth about “identification.” If you can’t see it, how are you going to remove a dent completely?
In most cases, PDR techs who are not aware of crowns or simply don’t see them, end up forcing a dent to come out. Unfortunately, that won’t work. Instead the results are either a wave still visible or unwanted push marks. Identifying crowns and releasing pressure creates a smoother and faster repair which eliminates forcing a repair.
You must understand a dent wants to go back to its original shape. You just need to know why, how and where. Moving the board in different angles is one key but the details that are surrounding it is what puts it all together.
Our one-on-one PDR training explains in detail why you are missing what you’re not seeing. If you are already a veteran PDR tech, you may want to purchase the Basic Line Board Manual before taking advanced training? Although again, there is no substitution for personal and one-on-one PDR training.
Our pdr manual is designed to give you more insight which can make all of a world of difference. If you have any questions regarding PDR training or the Line Board Manual, please visit denttime.com
WE LOVE DENTS! – San Diego Mobile Dent Repair
- Monday, 10 December 2007 07:31
Nobody is more obsessed than us when it comes to (Paintless Dent Repair/Removal) repairing dents! WE LOVE DENTS Period! Dent Time of San Diego has worked on practically every car in the world! Not to mention every type of dent that was thrown our way. From your daily driver to your rare all aircraft aluminum “Dutch Spyker,” we are trusted by many to do the job and do it right the first time.
Our craftsmanship demonstrates just how skilled our technicians can remove your dent w/out disturbing your finish. What’s more amazing is we remove your dent completely! There are limitations of coarse. Depending where the damage is located, paint damage and how much the dent is entirely stretched. Before we take a repair on, we’ll evaluate the job and always inform you what to expect.
From small dents to big and complex dents, our paintless dent repair company is your #1 choice. Remember, you only get one chance to get the repair done right. Why not choose Dent Time the first time. Please visit our official blog for more information. If you are not from San Diego and are in need of a qualified PDR company in your area, please visit ReconExpress.com
Real Quality. Real Value. Real Fast. Guaranteed! 800.420.DENT (3368)
San Diego – Paintless Dent Repair – Removal PDR
- Wednesday, 21 November 2007 05:35
San Diego Paintless Dent Repair / Removal (PDR) Technique using the Glue Pulling Method
This dent was caused by a person’s body running into it. As you notice the dent has a massive and tight crown above it. In order to release stress from the crown, we used the glue pulling method for this type of paintless dent repair technique. Now the easy part was pulling the dent, no big deal right? Not really. Knowing exactly where to place the tabs can be tricky sometimes but more importantly, knowing how hard to pull. We used a 5lb slide hammer to do the job. One think you don’t want to do, is over stretch the area. It could have been a done deal if we did.
Next was the hard part. If you are a current PDR tech, you’ll understand there is always some sort of crowns on all dents. Some are more obvious than others. It took us 3 1/2 hours to tap down this crown even when most of the stress was taken off. It’s a battle back and forth. Push, knock down, push, knock down. As the dent got smaller, so did the crowns by becoming harder to identify. In these cases, we place our line reflection back further to view the waves (high and lows) that tell us what is left. We used a soft tip tap down so we did not cause tap down pits. The metal is so soft, it was like a tin can. I hate soft metal. A big dent like this can make or break you.
All in all, it turned out pretty decent and the customer was very happy. For more information please visit our official website DentTime.com
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Paintless Dent Removal at its Best San Diego
- Friday, 16 November 2007 16:38
When it comes to deep and complex paintless dent repair, Dent Time is the specialist. Removing a body line dent like you see above takes a lot of experience and skill. Please be aware, performing this type of repair is not typical for most PDR companies. This is a very difficult repair to achieve w/out disturbing the paint finish.
How did we really do it? A few things are involved. We use a special line reflection that gives us tremendous detail about the dent itself. Reading the line board is probably the most important factor why this repair turned out successfully. The reflection of the lines give distinctive patterns.
Tools. Special designed tools are used to gain access behind the dent. We also use tools that gently tap down the area of the panel that indicates high spots to help the flexibility of the paint.
Over time one can build a lot of experience but pushing the envelope beyond what is possible builds skill and consistent results. We always are up for a challenge when it comes to complex and advanced paintless dent repair. Not only we perform it we teach the skill as well.
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San Diego Big Dent Repair (PDR) – Dent Time
- Sunday, 04 November 2007 20:06
Here at Dent Time of San Diego, we perfect the art of mobile paintless dent removal (PDR) by pushing the limits of paint free dent repair. Our fantastic and professional paintless dent repair technicians are true dedicated panel crafters who can restore you dent back to pre-accident condition. In some cases, we can remove a dent the size of 3 hands put together or bigger!
We always push the limits of PDR by staying open minded and relying on our past experience. This gives our customers overall benefits because they have nothing to loose if we couldn’t help. In most cases, we can do the majority of the big dents as long as it has no severe paint damage, crushed against an edge or in double skinned areas. In most cases, our repairs are usually lower than most people’s deductibles which also prevents most people from filing a claim.
Call Dent Time today at 800.420.3368 or visit us on our main website DentTime.com