Paintless Dent Repair Class

Certified Paintless Dent Repair Training covers all aspects of PDR. The Comprehensive Core class is a total immersive, hands on, over the shoulder program. Everything in class translates to working in the real world PDR environment.

Comprehensive Core Paintless Dent Repair Course

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4 Aspects of PDR

Paintless dent repair is comprised of four aspects we focus on during training. Through class room instruction and practical application, students learn decision making skills to apply all to any given paintless dent repair situation. We unique in teaching these aspects in combination to complete difficult dent repairs.

  • Theory: Paintess dent repair theory is the knowledge of how the paintless dent repairs are performed. The history and current paintless dent repair theory are exhaustively taught throughout the courses.
  • Technique: Paintless dent repair techniques and skills are application of theory using body movements to remove dents. All aspects of skill development will be trained and performed through extensive practice. Quality hands-on over the shoulder coaching is the best way to achieve proper skills development.
  • Tools: Usage of paintless dent repair tools are what we use to remove damage with our skills. Instruction on what tools to use for every situation is imperative. Tools manufacturers pros/ coms and use of their tools are demonstrated throughout the course. Tools from all reputable paintless dent repair tool manufacturers are used by students in class.
  • Access: How to get to the damage to repair dents can be the most challenging aspect of paintless dent repair. Extensive instruction along with practical experience on real vehicles are part of the Comprehensive Core Paintless Dent Repair Class.

6 Positions of Dent Repair

We teach all positions of painless dent repair in all classes. It is important that a student understands each positions to develop proper techniques unique to the position.

  1. Horizontal Panel – Right Handed
  2. Horizontal Panel – Left Handed
  3. Vertical Panel – Right side Access
  4. Vertical Panel -Left Side Access
  5. Vertical Panel – Right Side Top Access
  6. Vertical Panel – Left Side Top Access
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Total Dent Repair Serviceability Instruction

  1. PDR Repairs In Open Areas
  2. PDR Repairs In Braced Areas
  3. Glue-Pull Repairs in Enclosed or Double Panel Areas

Progressive Training Platform

We use a state-of-the-art PDR training platform. This imposes consistency in the training process to properly develop the “FEEL” of PDR. We use a consistent metal though out the training period to consistently develop a baseline “FEEL” for the tools. The training is structured so that the student starts in the training environment practicing on test panels and transitions to real automotive panels and live customer vehicles during training.

Learn-Do-Perfect System

We use a progressive learning system to rapidly advance student skills. The goal is to make a repair that is “Clean & Unseen”. In oder to achieve this level of quality with in the training environment, the learn-do-perfect system connects the head knowledge to muscle memory to train the body to perform perfect repairs. By using this system, the proper “FEEL” and physical coordination are achieved.

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Comprehensive Core Course Curriculum

Core PDR Skills

  • Personal Safety
  • Equipment Safety
  • The PDR Stance
  • 6 PDR Repair Positions
  • 3 Ps of Propers PDR repairs
  • Paintless Dent Repair Theory
  • High and Low Spot Identification
  • PDR Tool Design and Material Properties
  • Equipment Selection and Usage
  • PDR Tool Tip Selection
  • PDR Tool Vendors
  • PDR Accessories and Usage
  • Lights and Light Boards Reading
  • Fog Board—Soft vs. Hard Line
  • Fluorescent Lights /Soft Shadow/ Hard Line
  • LED Lights / Soft Shadow / Hard Line
  • Outside Reflectors and Natural light
  • PDR Push Technique and Probe Exercises
  • PDR Tool Tip Location Exercises
  • PDR Accuracy Exercises For Locating Dent Center
  • Analyzing Damage
  • Small Dent Repair Theory
  • Door Dings vs. Hail Damage
  • Access Strategies For All Vehicle Types
  • PDR & Airbags
  • Working Under Braces and Double Panels
  • Top and Side Panel Obsticles
  • Drill and No Drill Options
  • Tap Down Theory and Process
  • Glue Pulling Techniques
  • Texturizing: Performing 100% perfect dent repair
  • Wet Sanding Techniques
  • Tap Down Exercises
  • Dime Size Dents Horizontal Surface
  • Dime Size Dents Horizontal Surface
  • Nickel Size Dents Horizontal Surface
  • Nickel Size Dents Vertical Surface
  • Quarter Size Dents Horizontal Surface
  • Quarter Size Dents Vertical Surface
  • Tap Down Exercises
  • Glue Pulling Exercises
  • Brace Dent Removal
  • Aluminum Panel Repair Process
  • PDR Pricing Strategies
  • Estimating Damage

Advanced PDR Skills

  • 100% Pushing Metal
  • Half Dollar Size Dents Veritical Surface
  • Half Dollar Size Dents Horizontal Surface
  • Over/Double Over Size Dents Veritical Surface
  • Over/Double Over Size Dents Horizontal Surface
  • Creases Horizontal Surface
  • Up/Down Creases Vertical Surface
  • Side to Side Creases Vertical Surface
  • Large Dent Repair Theory and Practice
  • Panel/Paint Heating Process
  • Stretched Metal and Dent Stress Relieving
  • Basic Crown Theory and Removal
  • Body Line Repairs
  • Irregular Dent Removal Process
  • Compound Dents
  • Smiles
  • Ridges
  • Lip Bends
  • Body Shop Level Damage to PDR Conversion Repairs
  • Analyzing Damage

Paintless Dent Repair Service Marketing

  • Wholesale Marketing
  • Retail Marketing
  • Proven Sales Tactics
  • Current Internet Marketing Tactics
  • Included With Skills Course