Modern Dent Repair is rated by peers as one of the top PDR Trainers in the world. Justin has traveled around the globe teaching the craft of PDR. Our client come from all over the United States as well as Canada, Kuwait, Slovenia, Ukraine, Australia and New Zealand.
Want to learn the craft of PDR?
Contrary to popular belief, PDR is extremely hard to learn and even harder to master. Finding the correct trainer and receiving the proper training is the single most important decision you can make in starting your PDR career. Improper training can lead to months, if not years of bad habits and extremely frustrating results.
At Modern Dent Repair, we have a unique brand of PDR instruction that utilizes non-conventional teaching techniques proven to minimize the time it takes to learn the basics of PDR using a very comprehensive set of exercises. We also stress the importance of learning CORRECT practice habits and the ability to accurately fix your mistakes. Our instruction is presented in a clear, concise, and easily understood manner.
You can expect expert over-the-shoulder guidance on a one-on-one basis. This ensures that the student understands every aspect of what he/she is being taught and how to properly fix any damage he/she encounters.
We recommended a minimum of two weeks training for a complete fundamental knowledge of PDR. We can also customize a training class that will fit your needs if time is an issue. But remember—the more you sweat in training, the more prepared you will be in the real world of repairing dents.
We will also recommended a list of tools and accessories that will best suit your type of work. Our tools are hand selected from 3 or 4 different companies customized to your needs.
Some of the topics covered in training:
- Explanation of different dent types and sizes
- Demonstration of correct repair technique for each dent type and size
- How to read low/high points in the sheet metal using fog light
- Hand/eye coordination exercise on practice panel using the P.A.L. method
- Correct light placement and finishing technique
- Repairing of low/high points correctly on practice panel
- Correct tool selection for each dent type
- Complete vehicle access using the "no drill" method
- Correct technique used to repair aluminum panels
- Explanation of stress in metal and how to correctly identify it and repair it
- Repairs using shaved tools
- Repair of deep and irregular dents
- Correct use of color sanding as a last-resort finishing method
- Removal of micro lows/highs without color sanding
- Glue pulling as an alternative to hard to access repairs
- How to cross check repairs on flat panels (hail damage)
- R and I of door panels and headliners
- Tool selection for working in braced areas
- How to use the "upside down" method for door panel repairs
At Modern Dent Repair, we believe that if a student is taught correctly the first time, there is no need for advanced training in the future.
10 days of training is highly recommended for the highly motivated, serious student.
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about our program.
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