It’s been quite a while since I posted and I really apologize. I’ve been training new students, editing video products for other PDR companies and simply buried with projects.
One of my projects is a new type of reflection board. Mainly an outside board for the run n gun pdr tech who works outside or in well lit areas. It’s called the DT Hybrid Board and offers some cool features.
I’m out in the field testing my light literally in broad daylight. Now I know LED fog is really not meant for outdoor and sunny conditions. I mainly use my 3 foot LED light forPDR jobs that will take awhile to remove and when I need the maximum reflection.The LED (Made by Ultra) light is amazing so far along with Pro PDR Solutions as well, which is a smaller and wider one.
For those that are following how Dan is doing with his paintless dent repair training, I have an update. Today was the official start of his third week of pdr training.
The first week we did a lot of ding removals. Some were easy and some were challenging. As I train Dan, I remind him that it’s all about the quality and he has definitely kept that in mind. His pushes are incredibly accurate without making irreversible mistakes like; paint cracks and guessing.
The second week was all about learning to control the tool tip and perfecting how to finish. PDR starts with a foundation and builds from there. I can not teach a student beyond the basics without them Knowing how to perfect the fundamentals of paintless dent repair. Learning the art of paintless dent removal starts from the basics of being able to read the line board, tool tip location, tool usage and developing muscle memory. All these factors when taught correctly build a good habit. Advanced paintless dent repair can not be achieved until the basics have been mastered.
Dan has made impressive progress thanks to his dedication and disciplined patience without giving up. Staring at a panel with lines going across the damaged area can take toll on a pdr trainee. As I mention in most of my articles or posts, pdr is not easy to learn but learning from the right instructor CAN make it all the better.
Today we had a great opportunity to work and train on a late model Mercedes Benz. Dan who did 85% of the dent. He started on this dent at about 10:45am and finished around 3pm. No lunch break in between, just a couple of small water breaks. Now I don’t starve my pdr students, it’s just we eat a big breakfast before we do pdr training.
Now the videos you are about to see are raw and unedited. Dan did most of this dent as you will see. We worked on hidden crowns, glue pulled, worked the body line, tapped down like about 500-800 times and crossed check like crazy.
Ok everyone, we are once again releasing a few episodes about learning the paintless dent repair technique with the line board. Our first episode 1 is about finding your tool tip and how to identify the characteristics of the lines.
Our next episode 2 will entail knocking down properly and identifying what to knock down and the proper tool to use as well. This episode will not be free though. It will be released for a $20-$25 download and the release date is early August. You can check out a list of our resource sites that have the coolest and most up to date paintless dent repair news regarding, training, tools and downloads.
PDR Line Board – Paintless Dent Repair /Removal Training
What is a PDR Line Board you ask? Well it is a type of reflection (Striped Lines) used to read the damaged panel. Although it may seem intimidating, it’s actually not once you are properly instructed about how it works.
We must make a clear statement before we go any further. “There is no such thing as one reflection more superior than the other.” There are several common reflections used such as Fog, Shadow, Pole with stripe, and too many others to name. The truth about reflections is how well can you read your own reflection? How well from the start when you were trained or when you get trained will be the most important.
Straight Means Fixed
When we teach Lines, we explain the use of the board in outside conditions. Why? Because in the real world, you won’t have a nice comfy shop to work in. How many indoor dealerships do you know? But back to the topic. Lines dramatically show signs of curvature but there’s a slight catch 22! You have to develop a trained eye. You can’t just pop a Line board on a vehicle and think you can distinguish what to do.
Line patterns is what helps you as a guide. a line that is pinched, panel is indicating a high spot or going outward. A line that is fat or wide, indicates the panel has a low spot or indentation. Simple to say but hard to practice.
To learn more about PDR Line Board Training, please leave a comment or visit Denttime.com for more information
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