The 2020 Dent Olympics Training is the first seminar of its kind, this event was hosted by DentRepair.com
This is a Yearly Dent Repair Competition. It has been going on since the early 2000’s and is held yearly at the Mobile Tech Expo (MTE) and for the past few years has been in Orlando Florida sometime in January.
This event featured world know technician Žan Vidic. He has won multiple awards for multiple past competitions. He even went on to win not only the 2020 Dent Olympics but also the first ever Dent Olympics Tag Team event! What an honor it was to be taught by one of the best technicians in the world! Dave Streen was also presenting to give his theories for the repair, Dave is a 20 year technician and has worked all over the world repairing vehicles with Paintless Dent Repair. He also owns Edgytools.com
Both Žan and Dave competed in the IASRE Dent Repair Competition in Japan in 2019, we plan to attend this event with both of these technicians in 2020! JAPAN HERE WE COME!
This event started off with some class room discussion and theories. This was very basic and to get your head in the right mindset.
Time To Go To Work
We then started with a dent in this vehicle and had to repair it “our way” in 45 minutes with no help just like in the competition. This set a baseline for the technician to see where they were at and how they could improve.
We were then assessed on our damage repair. From there we had a round table type of discussion on everything about our specific repairs. Every technicians repair was evaluated. Everyone in the room learned something from everyone’s repair. It was a fantastic and very eye opening experience for everyone, INCLUDING the trainers!
After everyone was evaluated it was time to see Zan himself go to work. We all discussed about the process and watched a live dent repair done by the multiple championship winner himself! Everyone was mind blown at not only how fast he is but also his technique. I know everyone learned something by watching him work his methods!
Paintless Dent Removal- Dent Olympics Training
Round 2 FIGHT!
With this new knowledge we then all repaired one of the same dents again. This time we were put on the opposite side of the vehicle, just to change things up. The results were astonishing, the speed, precision, and final results speak for themselves. Now armed with this new knowledge, a different selection of tools used the results were amazing! We couldn’t believe the difference this class made to our repair styles and techniques.
Paintless Dent Repair – Dent Olympics Training
Sioux Falls Dent Repair – Training
Paintless Dent Removal- Dent Olympics Training
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Dent Repair – Sioux Falls Dent Repair
If you are a serious technician about Paintless Dent Repair, we would STRONGLY recommend you attend next years seminar.
You will not only learn a ton of new knowledge but you will also get to put those new skills and knowledge to the test INSTANTLY!
A huge thanks to DentRepair.com, Dave Streen and Zan Vidic for putting this seminar on! Also to Kevin Andrews for his additional help and training during the seminar.
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.
Once you’re caught in a hail storm you might as well forget about avoiding the damage. You can prevent future dents with a little bit of preparation but often it’s too late. Sioux Falls Dent Repair is the leading repair team in hail damage and dent removal. With years of experience in hail damage, small dents, large dents, motorcycle repair, and much more we have prepared ourselves to handle any kind of PDR damage you could conjure up.
A Team Dedicated to Results
Our specialty here at Sioux Falls Dent Repair is fixing extensive hail damage. If your car was caught in one of the recent hail storms then our experienced team and advanced technology can return your car to its factory fresh condition 100% satisfaction guaranteed! Restore your car to its pre-damaged condition today with our Sioux Falls hail damage repair team!
Highly Trained Technicians – Sioux Falls hail damage repair technicians continue their training while they work. This maintains a consistent level of quality while supporting innovation in techniques.
Advanced Dent Removal Technology – We provide our Sioux Falls hail damage repair team with top-of-the-line equipment to supplement their skills. Now, the team can complete repairs in a matter of hours without risk of scratching or scarring.
Retain Your Resale Value – Dents and dings are the leading cause of resale depreciation in most vehicles. Therefore, we’ve adopted a non-invasive process that doesn’t affect the factory finish of your car.
Insurance Approved – Since paintless dent repair is a non-invasive process it won’t affect your vehicle negatively in anyway. If you have comprehensive coverage then most Sioux Falls insurance companies will allow you to make a claim on the damage. This means the repairs could come at little or no cost to you!
Our hail damage repair process begins with a damage assessment. For your free estimate call 605-595-4061 today!
There is no shortage of paintless dent repair technicians to choose from. PDR is a rapidly growing market with new companies appearing every day. However, motorcycle PDR experts can be quite a bit more difficult to come by. Our Sioux Falls Motorcycle Dent Repair specialists are trained in unique techniques so they can handle anything from a small fender bender to tank damage. Call us today at 605-595-4061 to schedule your free estimate with the best Sioux Falls motorcycle dent repair company! (more…)
Dents are sudden and unpredictable. From the inconvenience of a stray shopping cart to the devastation of a hail storm, they always put us in the worst situations. What’s worse is one dent can do a considerable amount of damage to the resale value of your car. Maintaining this resale value is very important, but it can also be costly. Far too often we see dent repair jobs gone bad because inexperienced owners try cutting corners to find a cheaper alternative. Today, we’re here to tell you that you don’t need cheaper results for less expensive repairs. Sioux Falls Dent Repair specializes in dealing with the shifting weather conditions of South Dakota. (more…)