Who doesn’t like to talk about dents? Ok so maybe not everyone does but we sure do. We were featured on a live dent related live show last night on Youtube and Facebook. Here we talk with Ryan Shutt at RPS Dent Specialist
About The Show
Ryan, the host, has over 19 years in the paintless dent repair industry and has been hosting the Dent Digest show every Thursday live on Facebook and Youtube. We were invited on by Ryan to chat about our Dent Repair Industry. We discussed some newer tools, did a tool giveaway to those that participated in last weeks show suggestions. We also discussed some of our favorite or game changing tools. Our technician Jack Bucknell was on and mentioned some of his favorite tools where his Daniel Gromm 144 blending hammerwith theEndeavorCrown Jewel tips. This hammer also features theEdgy ToolsD-Cup Knockers tip. Jack then went to show his second tool would be his scan tool. He was showcasing the Autel MS906ts Scan tool. With this tool he is able to be compliant and follow the vehicle manufactures required scans that need to be performed on today’s vehicles. This is often an overlooked part of the paintless dent repair industry. Finishing off Jack’s selection for his tools was his camera. Shown is the Canon EOS R with the Canon RF 15-35mm L USM Lens. If you follow him or Sioux Falls Dent Repair on social media you will always see some type of new video and photo related content. Most of the newer videos will be released on the new camera and any live videos are shot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus.
Thanks again to Ryan for having us on his show we really appreciate the invite and it was really fun and packed full of info!
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There are multiple Dent Repair Estimating software companies available. The one we choose is Mobile Tech Rx. We had a chance to see about some of the new and upcoming features at the 2019 Mobile Tech Expo in Las Vegas.
New Features in Mobile Tech Rx
Jack Bucknell, a paintless dent repair technician with us at Sioux Falls Dent Repair had some time to chat with the crew at Mobile Tech Rx while at the 2019 Mobile Tech Expo in Las Vegas. They discussed with us some of the newest features in their auto reconditioning program. We personally use this software for our paintless dent repair invoicing and estimating and it works fantastic.
If you’re into running business numbers you are in luck. They now have an analytics feature where you can break down every category in your business and track everything. It is mind blowing what you can now do and track in your business.
Check out what we bought at the 2020 Mobile Tech Expo in Orlando, Florida!
First we purchased a new Glue gun from Anson PDR, the new Trifecta Glue gun. This gun is a collaboration between Anson, TDN Group and Elimadent. These three took the popular Tec glue gun and made it even better. The first being it now runs off of a battery, but not just 1 battery, multiple batteries. The standard setup, the glue gun as is can be used with a Ryobi. From there you can purchase an adapter to fit all of your favorite brands, from Dewalt, which is what we use, to Makita, Milwaukee and even Bosch! This glue gun contains 2 different heat settings and heats up in a very quick amount of time compared to other glue guns on the market.
The Wedge Light from Edgy Tools.
This is a revolutionary new wedge that has a built in light but the end of the Wedge Light actually disperses the light all throughout the panel, unlike other wedge style lights on the market. This has a built in battery and is rechargeable through a standard Micro USB port. (cable provided)
Carbon Tech Hustle Stick Attachments.
We were really excited to finally get our hands on the new Hustle stick, or pogo stick attachments from Carbon Tech PDR tools. This new setup allows us to use are carbon tech hail rod as a leverage devise not only for glue pulling but also for using other items like the Edgy Hookers, which we had to use today on this Ford Pickup Bedside.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
At the event we signed up at the PDR Tool Time booth to be apart of the tool giveaway. We ended up winning a care package from VIP Tools, this had the 3.0 VIP knockdown, as well as the 1.5 VIP Knockdown and their BRAND new Hedgehog shrinking tip. We are excited to try out this new shrinking tip.
We also won a 4 foot carbon fiber smaller hail rod from Ultra Dent Tools, We have not received that in the mail yet but we will show that when it shows up.
But Wait, there is more!
Edgy tools was no disappointment this year, their revolutionary Wedge Light was a must by but they also have some new caps or “Pasties” for their the Knockers tips. This changes their superior Knockers tip to now have 3 caps to install on it, Green, Orange and Black. They are made up of different hardness and allow for more customization for your repairs!
We also picked up a Magnum XL Hanger from Edgy Tools to use with our Carbon Tech Hail rod, to create leverage with. Dead On Dent Tools had some new to us tips available and We picked up 3 different tips of theirs.
Keco Tabs was no disappointment this year around, we stocked up on some of their 9mm and 7mm glue tabs just to make sure we do not run out, they are a must have glue tab!
Anson PDR hooked us up with a glue pulling kit. They donated to us attending the Make it Rain Seminar, a seminar specifically for shop owners that want to level up their business. This kit was full of glue tabs, glues and a new knockdown. From Carbon tech we also picked up Daniel Gromm’s 144 signature hammer. This is probably one of the more heavier hammers on the market and with its nice bigger head it will work fantastic for big crowns on big damage. We also talked with Daniel himself about his hammer and we even hooked us up with some sticks of his Signature Hawg Glue!
These gloves were shown originally but we forgot to talk about them in the video, these are from GuardTech. We are not ones to wear gloves often, but these gloves have great padding on all of the right areas for our needs. Protect your hands for the long haul, be sure to pick a set of these up!
Do you think some of these new tools would help us repair a dent in YOUR vehicle?
Recently we made some big changes in the shop in the month of May at Sioux Falls Dent Repair. The shop was in need of some repairs. This included some drywall work and painting. We called in some local contractors with C and A Construction to help out with the drywall. Chris and Adam did a great job. They were quick with their work and worked around our busy schedule. Finally it came to the time of needing to close down the shop for all of the final detail work. We then called our friend Dan at Ziegler Paint from the Des Moines area to come up and paint our shop. They were able to come up on a weekend and get the entire place painted in a short time to work with our schedule, it was a great experience!
The shop now is super bright and we can’t wait to put it back together and get back to repairing cars again for our customers!
Stay tuned to see the final setup and the future look of Sioux Falls Dent Repair on any of the following:
While in St. Louis for the 2019 International Hail expo last weekend, we had a chance to stop by and see our friends at the local Paintless Dent Repair Company Dentzilla in St. Peters, Missouri.
They were currently hosting the IMI EV level 2 training course. This is the same course we took in January in Florida while attending the PDR College Advanced Skills Seminar for Paintless Dent Repair training. In this course they train technicians not only the dangers of electric vehicles when working on these high voltage systems but how to take the special safety precautions for technicians, the customer and the vehicles safety. Vehicles with these types of systems are for example a Tesla, a Prius, Volt or any hybrid equipped vehicle.