Why Should Brandon Body Shops Know Paintless Dent Repair?
They Can’t Replace Technicians
Mastering paintless dent repair takes years of practice on real body panels. Unsurprisingly, body shops aren’t always willing to hand these out to amateurs. While you can use sheet metal there’s no replacement for the real deal. Therefore true drive, talent, and education will always win over.
It Saves Room for the Big Jobs
Body shops have to work in the confines of a bay or warehouse so they’re pretty limited in space. If they need to use that space to fix a minor dent they could potentially lose out on a much bigger sale. Dent repair techs, however, are not restricted by space and can work from anywhere.
PDR is Much Faster and More Affordable
Paintless dent repair is and always will be far faster than conventional repair methods. Because Brandon body shops tend to prefer higher paying jobs they will often use traditional methods on a simple ding. This usually involves sanding, priming, and painting which is resource and labor intensive.
Why Don’t They Already Know it?
Paintless dent repair isn’t easy to learn and it takes even more commitment to master. The steep learning curve involves some training, theory, and the willingness to adapt to a totally different mindset. Much of paintless dent repair revolves around a central feeling rather than an exact science.
Where to Learn it
Many aspiring PDR techs get stunted because they don’t know where to start. But learning PDR is easier now than it has ever been. The best way to start would be through a training course that’s somewhere between 2 and 5 weeks. Anything shorter than 2 weeks isn’t really worth your time or money.
Understanding the Tools
Access to the proper tools is essential to paintless dent repair. You can have all of the patience, skill, and training you want, but without a high quality set of tools you’re setting yourself up for failure. To further exasperate this issue good PDR tools are not cheap. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a Brandon body shop with a dusty old set of starter equipment.