PDR Training Online Beginner Course

Absolute Beginner PDR Training Course

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The lessons in this course teach the basics of paintless dent repair in order to set the foundation for all of the skills you will learn in the experienced PDR training course. This course contains seven lessons for a total course length: 6 hours 52 minutes

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to PDR                                                                                                                                     
  • Lesson Length: 1 hour 1 minute

This lesson introduces the student to the process of paintless dent removal. We show you where and how to obtain practice panels for free, as well as how to properly set up your practice panel in order to begin your practice exercises. We show you what very  few basic tools you need in order to begin the process as well as a the basics of the dent removal process. We show you in depth, the exercises involved in the process, from placing a dent into your practice panel, proper lighting and placement, how to access the dent, how to find the tip of your tool behind the panel, where in the dent to begin pushing, how to push, and how much pressure to use. These are the basic exercises involved in order to develop the hand eye coordination needed to set the foundation for the learning process.

  • Lesson 2: Fundamentals of PDR                                                                                                                                      
  • Lesson Length: 1 hour 12 minutes

This lesson reinforces the basics learned in the introduction to pdr lesson and teaches you the fundamentals of the process of paintless dent removal. We teach you the theory behind paintless dent removal, what is actually happening when you are working a dent, different types of dents you may encounter and how to approach the removal of those different types of dents. We teach you about the importance of lighting, and proper placement of your lighting source. Then we teach you more exercises for you to practice in order to keep developing hand eye coordination which is very important to the process of paintless dent removal.

  • Lesson 3: Tools and Equipment                                                                                                                                                       
  • Lesson Length: 55 minutes
This lesson teaches the student about tools and equipment involved in paintless dent removal. We show you each tool, explain different aspects about the tool, and give explanations on proper use of each tool.
  • Lesson 4: Access Points                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Lesson Length: 45 minutes
This lesson teaches the student the basics of gaining tool access for the dent to be removed.  We explain in depth the best NO DRILL methods to access dents on all locations of the vehicle, best types of tools to use to access those locations, things to consider when working on double walled or structural panels and precautions to take to avoid damage to the vehicle paint,trim panels, or glass. We also go over last resort DRILL methods to gain access to a dent that cant be reached without drilling an access hole. We go over when it is appropriate to use this method, proper drill size, proper technique, proper hole placement, and how to properly seal the hole when complete.
  • Lesson 5: Glue Pulling Basics                                                                                                                                                            
  •  Lesson Length: 59 minutes
This lesson teaches the student the basics of glue pulling  dent removal. We introduce you to the tools involved in glue pulling, as well as explanations of their use, We teach you locations on the vehicle which are prime locations for gpdr as well as locations that are not applicable to gpdr. We give an indepth lesson on tab selection, glue type selection, puller use and placement, various environmental aspects to consider like temperature and setup location, how to make sure the paint is structurally sound enough to pull on without causing paint damage.
  • Lesson 6: Tips and Tricks                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Lesson Length: 53 minutes
This lesson teaches the student some pro tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to accessing some dents and precautions to take to avoid damage to a vehicles paint, trim, glass, moldings and interior panels. We show you ways to help blend a finished dent into the panel with wet sanding and polishing techniques, to make any paint inperfections disappear.
  • Lesson 7: Retail Estimate Considerations                                                                                                                     
  • Lesson Length: 1 hour 4 minutes
 This lesson teaches the student how to write an accurate pdr repair estimate for a retail customer repair. We teach you about various things you need to consider when writing an estimate, like traditional bodyshop paint repair costs to repair the damage, dent location, size of dent, removal process used ( conventional or glue pulling), dent access (straight access, drill access, or remove and install access), number of dents to be removed, any paint finishing procedures (wetsanding and polishing), and if the dent can even be removed to customer satisfaction. We give you guidelines on jobs to accept and jobs to decline, and pricing charts on average pricing for dent removal based on the considerations mentioned above.
  • Upon completion of this course the student will receive a (downloadable / printable) certificate of completion from PDR Training Online.