When I started in paintless dent removal over 27 years ago since today, I really look back and realized the limited resources. I mean there was no internet, no forums, personal gatherings like (Mobile Tech Expo) or local guys who were willing to talk to you. IT WAS A SECRET! Oh and by the way, that kind of thinking held us back for years.
Today, you have hundreds of ways to get more information about the trade. Still, you have to put in the time to practice and get good experience. But that won’t matter unless you know you are learning the right way the first time. Getting great training is your foundation how you will finish consistently. See in life the ol saying goes, “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” WRONG! with PDR, “how you start is how you finish.” Unless you are a veteran PDR tech, you can bend the rules, but you need to master the rules first.
Jay Ma (in the video) came over from Taiwan to learn the latest techniques from me personally. He was very patient indeed. However his choice of tools in repair applications needed fine tuning. A good tech usually isn’t far away from advancing his skills to be a great technician. Small things make a big difference. All Jay needed was proper guidance and the rest was up to him to perfect the execution.
I think we all get to become good and greater PDR techs. Some just get there much sooner than others. You have to want it though. It won’t just come to you if you don’t put in the effort. My point is that it isn’t about how long you have been doing PDR. It’s how you go about it to get good training and then making PDR your passion to be the best you can be. It’s all up to you.