Glue Tabs That Everyone’s Dent Repair Kit Must Include

2013 July 18

A little background about this article: We at The Dent Shop have decided to write a full article on glue tabs. For a few weeks now, we have been scouting for some decent articles about tabs and unfortunately we have not found any; hence this article. To begin with, we know that most of you are already seasoned PDR techies who have been doing this for years! We get that and we appreciate the fact that many have been successful in this industry for a long time. However, for the benefit of those who are starting-up (who relentlessly suggest topics for our blog), this one is for you.

PDR Glue Pulling Tools for the Newbie PDR Technician

2013 June 09

As you already know there are two main types of PDR techniques used to repair dents and they are; 1. Dent pushing – Pushing the dent out from behind the panel; 2. Glue pulling – Pulling the dent out from the front of the panel. Both are equally useful, and dependant on the dent’s depth, position and size determines which technique is best for the situation, but for today we will discuss some glue pulling tools that will be of benefit to your PDR work.

Everything about Glue Sticks and Tabs for Your PDR Work

2013 June 09

There are tonnes of glue sticks to choose from for your glue pulling PDR work. In most cases, we learn which one to use through experimentation. For all of the new PDR techs out there, below are two tips to save you time and money.

What to Look For in PDR Tools

2013 June 08

If you have been a PDR technician for a while now, you may already know that the quality of PDR tools you own is a direct reflection of the quality of work you do. Some of you may have even been tempted to buy or may even have purchased poorly made PDR tools. Most who are victims of buying these low quality tools were tempted to do so because they look at the price instead of quality. True, most low quality and knock off PDR tools are way cheaper compared to those that are manufactured by established and reputable PDR tool manufacturers in Australia and in the USA, but the truth is, these quality tools last for years and years of continued usage, unlike low quality tools that simply break or don’t have the strength to push against the panel properly so you can repair dents.

About Online Interactive Dent Training

2013 June 01

PDR training has evolved in many areas and sometimes in unconventional ways. Just a few weeks ago, I was searching online and discovered an “interactive” PDR training system. When I say interactive, I mean, the module will “train” you how to fix dents through an online platform. The unique thing about this training is it’s purely online. You will be taught how to fix a dent through computer software. In fact, that’s where you will repair your first dents. Yes, I was astounded when I first read this. When I first saw it I thought it was all new, but it has been around since 2007 and, I think some people have actually enrolled in their program. If you have heard of it or know anyone planning to take the course, I tell you, DO NOT DO IT!!

Debunking the Myths about PDR Tools, Repairs and Everything Else in Between

2013 May 30

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation about PDR tools with a friend. Since have both been in the paintless dent removal industry for a long time, it is understandable that when we have these types of “conversations” we are trying to prove who is a better dent technician and who knows the most about the PDR trade (no one backs down, and I honestly think we are both pretty good at doing our jobs... Don’t tell my friend I said that)!! But, this conversation was pretty different; we tackled something that most dent masters would not talk about, and got into a deep discussion about the myths in the industry. Below are just some of the topics my good friend and I talked about.

Top Questions Related to PDR

2013 May 28

In this week’s featured post we will answer some of the most asked questions clients ask their dent technicians. To make this post more interesting, we will also answer some questions for those who are interested in becoming a technician.

PDR Tools: Things You Should Know About Before Purchasing

2013 May 19

PDR tools are expensive. In fact, you may have found this post because you are looking for some PDR tools buying guides that can help you decide which PDR brands to buy and those to avoid. Well, we may be able to provide you some assistance but unfortunately, there is no single, comprehensive Paintless Dent Removal Tools buying guide in the market that discusses all the information every dent technician requires. Although, this article will not be as comprehensive as a book, our aim is to provide you with basic, but meaty information that will assist you in determining the quality of the tools before you purchase them.

Tips on Marketing Your PDR Business

2013 May 18

If you have finally decided to pursue your PDR business, you are in the right place. Let’s for a second walk away from the technicalities of PDR tools, training and let’s talk about marketing your business. If you have been in this industry for a while and have noticed a decline in your client numbers, maybe you should re-evaluate your marketing strategy. Below are some tips to improve your marketing strategies to attract new and retain current clients.

Things you should know About before Starting Your PDR Career

2013 May 17

Many individuals who are planning on starting their PDR careers think that getting in to the business is relatively easy. Many think that once they finish their PDR training, money will just flood into their bank accounts. Unfortunately, this is only true for a handful of individuals and not for everyone. To become really successful in this industry, you have to know some things that most insiders won’t tell you about, but I’ll reveal here.

Paintless Dent Repair, Does it Work?

2013 May 12

Does Paintless dent repair really work? Learn the facts and misconception about PDR. In many forums and message boards across the web, I have encountered many individuals asking, does Paint less dent repair really work? From reading through these message boards and forums, I have noticed that many still don't see PDR as a great way to remove dents and dings without repainting their cars.

How to Get Started With Your Paintless Dent Repair Training

2013 May 11

Read this article before enrolling in any PDR training in your locality especially in Australia. Not all Paintless Dent Repair trainings are made equal. Find everything you need to know here.

What to Expect from Paintless Dent Training?

2013 May 10

Paintless dent repair is not a walk in the park, but that doesn't it has to be difficult. Find all the information you need to know in setting up your expectations for your upcoming paintless dent repair training.

Paintless Dent Repair - Glue Pulling Example

2012 September 22

The Masters Make All the Money

2009 November 01

Just like any business, the top 20% of people in the dent removal game will make 80% of the money. The top 20% are the masters of the trade. The masters get the best jobs and get all the referrals. Whether you are a smash repairer, run your own PDR business or are a complete novice, you are in a referral business and most of your future business will come from referrals if you do your job properly. While the master dominates the market, the rest of the dabblers scrap away, day after day trying to make ends meet trying to chase down $50 jobs. Trust me from personal experience, you want to be a master of this trade.