Paintless Dent Repair

by denttrix on Mar. 21, 2010 in Dent Removal

Ok So lets cough up some good advice about paintless dent repair. Not all pdr guys are the same. Highly recommend using someone with 5 years or more experience.Especially for retail work. It takes years to master this fine art. So many go to the cheapest for results and find themselves in a bad experience or even paint damage and learn the hard way. Remember all dent guys are different and so are the dents. Hope this helps anyone who is curious about this craft. Good luck.  If anyone wants more detailed info check out

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Joined: May 2010
May. 26, 2010

In addition to experience, add the advice that you should always select a paintless dent repair technician who is CERTIFIED, ie: actually learned the craft properly. We have all seen some bad work by guys who have a lot of years, but have not mastered the craft properly or been certified (which is unfortunately not required in our state>

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Joined: Dec 2015
Dec. 10, 2015

I don't know of any state that requires any type of certification for PDR. If the certification you're talking about is provided by the trainer, it's pretty much useless. Most training mills will give you a certificate of completion, but that doesn't mean you're actually "certified". There is, however, a couple other ways dent techs can get certified. One is Vale Training Solutions. The other is through PDR Nation. The majority of techs out there aren't certified by either.

I have seen 3 year techs do amazing work and 20 year techs who I wouldn't let touch a thing. Not even wholesale junk cars. Your best bet on finding a quality tech would be to get references if at all possible. Not just from used car dealers either. Most of them care more about a cheap price than they do quality work. Excellent tech are out there, you just might have to take a little time to find them.

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