We, who are privileged to be PDR technicians, must give thanks to the true pioneers that invented the process that so many of us count on for our livelihoods. Decades ago, I believe no one person really knows the exact year. Some say the fifties, the first ding was repaired by a talented individual with some type of tool on an assembly line in Germany. Sure wish we knew the name of this person and could see that tool. Like many industries, ours too has progressed. The tool makers today have continued expertly crafting some time saving gems along with many helpful accessories and lighting, and let me not forget the glue pullers. How we kept our sanity in the early years without them is absolutely astonishing. I'm still an old hail tech by design and have kept many of my first tools designed by Jerry Blehm (A1 tools) who was the first, to my knowledge, in mass producing PDR rods and hand tools. Dentcraft have some amazing shaved whale tails and hook tools, a far cry from the wire tools used before (don't flip them). Kboom lights were incredibly light weight. Ansons 4 wheeled light was the standard for many years and the light of choice today for the dentgeek. Although, after seeing many reviews by some top techs around the country over the past few years, I now have an eye on the new 3 strip LEDs. It's gonna be a tough decision because all of my lights have been given names over the years (attic dwellers now) . Neatly placed though. The old girl, "Make Em' Smile", who accompanies me on my daily journeys these days is still standing strong with some tender loving care and a few adjustments. Alright, enough rambling (you see, Pastor Johnson, even in this blog I'm a bit talkative). Can't help myself. I'm part of one of the neatest industries ever. So "he who created Paintless dent repair", as an old AC/DC song says, "We salute you". Yes, a child of early eighties rock.
Continued success to all and to those still searching, maybe your the next great pioneer.
Congrats to Shane Jacks, the 2013 international dent olympic champion.
-As a footnote, Please excuse any punctuation and/or grammatical errors.
Still finding it hard to fathom that this was Australia's first Masters win. Long over due. Congrats to Adam Scott. What a stud, (see Dad, those broom stick putters really work. Love you). How about the 53 year old ageless, smooth swinging (Couples )? Another top ten..... Wow.
Never a dull moment for the dentgeeks. A weather delay afforded us some time to put finishing restoration touches on our "hand-me-down", weather stricken, spa and a long overdue haircut.
We were happy to extend family day, Sunday, for one of our CarPro Show referrals.
Once again, thank you to all of our awesome customers. It was a pleasure serving all our new and returning customers this past week.
We just heard the news from Boston. All of our prayers go out to anyone and everyone affected by this horrific event.
Congrats to the 14 year old phenom on making the cut. Now, that's a savvy young man to keep an eye on. Announcers, analysts and players alike having some difficultly putting into words the magnitude of this accomplishment. I believe the youth today would describe it as EPIC!!!
Windy start for the early tee times in Augusta this morning. Come on "Boom Boom". Hanging in there with the flat bellies.
Here in golf terms is a "peak behind the ropes".
A 2009 Nissan 370Z. What a blessing it is having such a terrific multi-talented and inspirational partner (Tanya, the wife) for the R&I of almost the entire rear interior trim which allowed me to access and work two pretty nasty complex areas on a quarter panel to our customers full expectation. Now, that was team work.
A 2013 Hyundai sonata. The PDR gods were with me on this one folks and maybe a little finesse. Unlike my non existent short game.
A 2012 Hyundai Elantra. (I don't consider it a Hyundai week until 3 or more) Moderate, if there is such a thing, hail damage. Yes, still working hail from a year ago. Referral from two of our favorite long time customers.
A 2011 Honda Pilot fender sheet rock mishap.
Excited about next weeks challenges and look forward to meeting and exceeding expectations for our new and returning customers on schedule.
-As a footnote, Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors.