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PDR Price Guide Video Helps Consumers Understand Cost of Paintless Dent Repair/Removal

How Much Does Paintless Dent Repair and Door Ding Removal Cost?

Dent Time creates a well organized video about the common door dings to the complex dent repairs with average prices. Something that has never even been done before is now reality. This easy to understand PDR price guide video explains what a door ding is, the typical size and what it might cost. The video even justifies a difficulty level so consumers can compare their own damage. It even shows an automated diagram on how to take a photo at the correct angle.

Dent Time plans on selling customizing these videos to other PDR companies who might be intersted having their own. Most can market them on their own websites, give to insurance companies and outside promotions.


Dent Time Gives Paintless Dent Repair / Removal Tutorial

Line Board PDR – Paintless Dent Repair Tutorial- 9-3 Saab


Dent Time expalines and shows a little bit on how they removed a fairly deep baseball dent on the corner of the rear quarter panel. The repair took about 3 hours. As most know, dealing with corner dents there is always a lot of tension around the edges. Pushing the dent from behind first did not work. Nor did it help by knocking down as well. 


Starting the Dent

It was only obvious that glue pulling was going to play a factor when it came to removing the dent. Pushing from behind would only force it and cause unwanted push marks and jeopardizing the integrity of the finish. About three pulls later, the dent was only a quarter way removed but there was a price to pay. The clear coat was hair-lining. If the dent was pulled any further, it would have pulled the paint right off. The hair-line fractures were barely noticeable and the repair continued. 


Crown Releasing

Knocking down the crowns was much easier since now the pressure was taken off. We never really try to do too much at once. Always keeping our dents balanced is one of our key techniques for a successful dent removal. We use a semi sharp knockdown and carefully work the outside. Unfortunately sometimes and knockdown can cause unwanted tap down pits. Although it can be fixed, it just takes more time in the end to finish. We show this on our video tutorial later. 


Pushing the Dent

Finally we were able to use a soft tip tool and work from the outside of the dent towards the middle. Now we had to go back n forth between pushing and knocking down. Lastly, we used a sharper tool to pin point all the mistaps caused by the sharp crowns. Indeed it was tedious but it had to be done. 3 hours later it was completed. Video coming soon..


Paintless Dent n Bumper Repair Goes to the Movies

Dent Time of San Diego – Los Angeles – Orange County takes a unique approach on how to promote the automotive reconditioning industry. Dent Time creates a different take on promoting their services “movie style.”

When it comes to advertising and standing out from the crowd, this might be a good way to do it.


Learning About PDR – Bentley Paintless Dent Repair / Removal Training


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Well, for those who keep up with my blog, here’s a little something different. I created this video because I get many people who ask me about my techniques, the line board and the PDR process itself. My Paintless Dent Repair/Removal video was created to inform and educate all types of people. From potential customers, trainees, veteran PDR techs and just about anyone interested about the PDR process.

Now please keep in mind, this is a real basic explanation so don’t be too critical. I left a lot out and some things on purpose. I do have to mention, PDR is not easy as I may make it appear to be. Pinpointing a sharp tool without missing is extremely difficult. That alone takes hours and hours of practice. And for some it may take months to develop accurate hand-eye coordination.

The line board I use is a high gloss black plastic with 1/4″ white lines spaced apart the same demention. The black and white line as you can tell in the video reflect very well. I have tested all kinds of colors and backgrounds but nothing (In My Opinion) generates a consistent and more readable contrast than black n white. In other words, it works for me.

What I didn’t mention in the video is that the Bentley had some serious thick backing laminated behind the panel. Basically, sound density material to keep the vehicle more quite on the road. I had to use a very sharp tool and I mean pick sharp. There was no other way or I would not be able to pinpoint. Oh and yes, I pulled the panel. That is another video that will be coming soon.

Finishing the last 5%-10% is always the hardest. This is what separates the men from the boys. Unfortunately for the retail market, it can be hard for them to distinguish a decent repair from a great repair. And this is one reason behind my video. But back to the subject. If you notice when you are trying to finish the last part, the center becomes hard to pinpoint. Ever wonder why? Well it could be numerous things like; not being patient, using the wrong tool, incorrectly reading your board, your not eye-level and probably the most obvious, your experience. Hang in there though. You’ll get it or maybe not? That’s up to you! If you find yourself still struggling, then you might consider Advanced PDR Training. This will definitely speed up your learning curve.

For those who are just interested in the service, I can assure you that my Company Dent Time will perform a thorough and high quality repair on your vehicle at an affordable cost.

North County – San Diego Paintless Dent Removal – Bumper Repair

San Diego High Quality Mobile Paintless Dent Repair / Removal – Bumper Scratch Repair – Wheel Repair

San Diego Auto ReconditioningIf you happen to be in the North County – San Diego area and are in need of dent, bumper, scratch or wheel repair, then you have no worries. Dent Time of San Diego – North County offers professional mobile service to your home or office. Since 1991 Dent Time has been performing these type of repair from classics to exotics. Trusted by many such as Symbolic Motors, North County BMW, Mercedes Benz Auto Body (Penske) and just to name a few.

Dent Time also offers high quality mobile wheel repair. This service is performed at the home or office as well for curb scrapes, scratches and polishing. Bent wheels are taken back to a shop and straighten. Usually within 48 hours or less, the wheel is returned back to the owner.

Dent Time makes it easy to get a quick quote as well. Simply email them your photos to denttime at (We broke it down so the spam would not see it)


Serving the following areas in San Diego and North County;

San Diego; La Jolla, UTC, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Mountain, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley, Mira Mar, Mira Mesa, Santee, Tierra Santa, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, Linda Vista, Clairmont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, North Park, Hillcrest, Downtown, Sports Arena, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Old Town, University City, Kensington, College Area, La Mesa, El Cajon, Lakeside, Spring Valley, National City, Chula Vista, Bonita, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Coronado.

North County : Solana Beach, San Marcos, Encinitas, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Leucadia, Cardiff, La Costa

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