You Have to See the Dent in Order to Remove it
One of the single most important aspects for learning the basics of PDR is to properly “read the light”. Without proper light reading techniques and understanding how to read different light sources such as fog boards and portable ding lights, it would be difficult for you to perform quality work that would meet your satisfaction. Our training curriculum is designed to help you achieve the proper and correct vision technique to produce quality repairs.
Dent theory, tool selection and panel access are equally important and are all covered during your PDR training session. You’ll learn the importance of controlling the shape of the dent as the repair is being performed and will understand the simple ways to access damage with the proper tool. As a training aid, you will watch yourself in action as we utilize video taped sessions of you repairing damage to help illustrate the molecular changes that are taking place in the sheet metal.
You Have to See the Dent in Order to Remove it
This is precisely why we’ve structured our training to be conducted either one-on-one, or in a small group, with additional instructors on-site to insure you have plenty of personal instruction. We understand the frustration of learning something new and through our own life’s experiences of being trained ourselves in PDR; we will help you through those rough moments and lead by example, demonstrating PDR is a craft that you will learn.
Our goal is to teach you everything necessary for you to develop your speed and quality so you can become the best technician you can be. If you desire to learn the skills necessary to repair hail and the more complex damage your competition can’t repair, then you’re who we want to teach. Fixing small door dings is one thing; repairing the larger stretched metal dents and creases is another. Remember, practice does make perfect, so be sure to practice on a regular basis for great results.
PDR Training Business Package
Repairing dents is one thing and generating and growing your PDR business is another. We will teach you and provide you with all of the essential elements for building your business. Each training program includes a business development guide that covers everything listed below, as well as many other topics.
- Used Car Lot Estimate Forms
- PDR Estimating for Retail and Wholesale
- Estimate Forms for Retail Clientele
- Hail Damage Estimating
- Working with Insurance Companies
- Dealer Marketing Plan
- Retail Customer Marketing Plan
- Sales Techniques
- Most Effective Advertising – This Will Work
- Top 5 Tips for Building a Database for Repeat Retail Customers
- Inventory Marking Systems for Used Car Dealerships
Training Centers Located Across America
We have PDR training centers located around the country (California, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, South Carolina and New York) to make your learning experience that much more convenient. All of our PDR training centers are clean and spacious and we’ll provide you with all the training equipment and cars to work on to perfect your newly learned skills. Each PDR instructor has experience is building Paintless Dent Repair used car dealer routes, operating dent repair retail shops and hail damage repair experience working with all major insurance companies. Small Class Sizes Guarantee Personal Instruction Whether you’re looking for one-on-one PDR training or learning in a small class with multiple dent repair instructors, we have what you’re looking for. We realize everyone learns at their own pace and have designed comprehensive lesson plans that are flexible, yet challenging. With your hard earned money being invested, we provide you with the one-on-one interaction and attention you need while receiving Paintless Dent Repair & PDR training.
PDR Training Programs
Our most popular course for learning PDR is our 10 day program. While shorter 5 day programs are available for body shops and technicians who possess automotive experience, we believe the more training you receive, the greater the chances are you’ll be successful. Whether you decide to train for 4 consecutive weeks or opt to break up your training into 2 week intervals, we encourage you to practice your newly learned skills to reach the level of perfection you desire.
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PDR Training Topics
- Access of All Panels
- Safety Maneuvering Around Air Bags
- PDR Tool Usage
- Dent Reading Perfected
- Fog Boards – Hard Line and Fog Line Reading Techniques
- Non-Drill Options
- Identifying High’s and Low’s – Proper Tapping Process
- Double Skinned Areas
- Heating of Paint for Greater Flexibility
- Glue Pulling
- Basic Door Ding and Dent Removal
- Hail Damage Larger Deeper Dents
- Crease Repair – Vertical and Horizontal
- Bodyline Dents
- Compound Curved Dents, Smiles, Ridges and Lip Bend Damage
- Stretched Metal Dents
- Techniques for Working Aluminum
- Working On Top Panels – Under Braces on Hoods, Roofs and Deck Lids
- Working on Side Panels – Crash Bars and Side Impact Bracing
- Wet Sanding and Texturing for Orange Peel Painted Surfaces