New Tools!!! There is nothing better for a PDR technician than to receive a package with new tools, especially if it is unexpected. Today, we got a surprise from A-1 Tools; if you know anything about us, we use many A-1 Tools equipment. They make premium tools and often collaborate with companies like Dent Reaper and Anson PDR Tools to release newer, better options.
We got a couple of Dent Reaper hub tools inside the package from A-1 called the Super Scythe and the Arch Angel. We got a sharp and dull version so that we can tackle all kinds of dents with ease. The tools are made from high-quality stainless steel, which makes them extremely strong and durable. These tools are designed for door ding repairs but can be used for practically any kind of dent with limited access.
To use these tools, you will need to have something like the Guerrilla Grip Tactical Handle to give you all the leverage and power that you need to get out all kinds of dents. As you can see, there is a blunt tip tool, which is primarily used for pushing out larger damage while the sharper tip can be used for detailing and getting out smaller dents. Both the tools are tapered so that they can easily fit into tight areas but they do not compromise on strength. When it comes to PDR tools, A-1 Tools is one of the best names in the business, and with their extensive collection, there is not a tool or a brand that you will not find on their website. They are all about quality and deliver on that – no matter what you purchase.
In today’s video, we take a look at some of the latest additions to our Paintless Dent Repair tools collection. We made our recent purchase on Black Friday and got some great deals. Although most of the tools we’ve ordered have come in, we are still patiently waiting for the new dent reaper rods.
One of the first tools we’re going to look at is actually from Blehm and it’s called the SHUTT-UPS. It is the first time we have purchased Blehm and we are excited to start using them. Something that sets these tools apart is that the SHUTT-UPS come with adjustable handles which means they can be used from any angle and easily. There are different varieties of the SHUTT-UPS and come with different levels of curve so that you can reach practically all parts of the panel.
The next tool is called the Daniel Gromm Balloon Tip tool which is also from Blehm and is great for prying two panels apart. Before the Balloon Tip tools were released, we used to use the Whale Tip tools to get out the damage from panels. However, the Whale Tips are a lot sharper than the Balloon Tips and the later ensures that the metal and the paint (if any) is not damaged while we push out the dents. Nevertheless, both the tools work extremely well. The Balloon Tip tools are available in various sizes which is great for working on all kinds of dents and dings.
Next, we take a look at the KECO K-Beam Bridge Lifter which is a powerful tool in the PDR industry. What it actually does is that the K-Beam is placed on the vehicle body using the rubber legs and a pull tab is connected to the central lever. The lever can be spun manually or with the help of a drill to pull the glue tab out along with the dent. The K-Beam Bridge Lifter is designed for bigger dents and larger damage.
This is the time of the year where people wash their vehicles a lot less and therefore they don’t notice the smaller dents that they would have noticed in the summer months. We have been getting a lot of calls from people who are backing out of their garages and denting their side fenders.
One of the jobs we have on our hands right now is a door dent which is on a 2017 Honda. The dent extends from the bodyline and also comes with a tiny chip in the paint. The customer was fine with us just doing a small touch up job as the car was a lease turn-in. The PDR job will help them avoid any major fines or fees. PDR will always be more affordable than what a body shop has to offer and the customer knows that which is why they chose to come to us before bringing the vehicle back to the dealership. A body shop would have repainted the entire panel and would have most likely even had to paint and blend the front fender as well. As you can tell, that process would have been more expensive and time consuming.
Moving to the hood of the car, there is also a small dent in front – most likely from the vehicle hitting a bird. You can actually see the extent of the damage in the PDR lights and how distorted the hood really looks. So, we’ll be taking out the door and hood damage and getting the car back to the customer so that they can turn it back into the dealer without having to pay the extra fines. This car is a perfect candidate for PDR as the damage can be removed up to 80-90 percent and a regular person won’t even notice the difference, this allows the customer to save money!