PDR Training

Everything you need to know about our paint less dent removal training

Our one-on one professional paint less dent removal training at our Gold Coast training facility is a great way to learn a new skill that is in demand and can be utilized virtually anywhere there are car dents to repair.

Unlike traditional apprenticeships that require years of training, paint less dent removal training can be effectively taught within a few short weeks. It’s a profession that can be offered as a ‘mobile’ service, which means low overheads for you and convenience and no location barriers for your clients.

Charging $45 per dent
Dents per day  Weekly Income  Annual Income
2  $450.00  $23,500.00
3  $675.00  $35,100.00
5  $1,125.00  $58,500.00
7  $1,575.00  $81,900.00
10  $2,250.00  $117,000.00
Charging $55 per dent
Dents per day  Weekly Income  Annual Income
2  $550.00  $28,600.00
3  $825.00  $42,900.00
5  $1,375.00  $71,500.00
7  $1,925.00  $100,000.00
10  $2,750.00  $143,000.00
Charging $75 per dent
Dents per day  Weekly Income  Annual Income
2  $750.00  $39,000.00
3  $1125.00  $58,500.00
5  $1875.00  $97,500.00
7  $2625.00  $136,500.00
10  $3750.00  $195,000.00

* This is a guide only

Mobile PDR Tech vs Hail Chasing

Choosing the right training course will depend on whether you want to become a mobile pdr tech or hail chaser.  There are advantages and disadvantages in each situation. Mobile PDR techs generally have low overheads as it unnecessary to have a factory set up. They can also expect consistent work once they are established. Unfortunately mobile techs have less flexibility to chase hail.

On the other hand hail chasers have higher overheads. This is due to expenses such as flights, accommodation and paying a percentage of their income to a panel shop or factory. Depending on the flexibility of the Hail chaser there is the option to only work storms in Australia and work up to 6 months a year or travel worldwide and work in Germany, New Zealand or the United States and work year round. Experienced hail chasers have been known to earn up to $20,000 per week during the peak of the season.

For students interested in becoming mobile PDR techs I would recommend either the 1 week or 2 week training course, depending on your expectations. For the students that are interested in a career as a hail chaser I would suggest the 4 week training course.

Marketing your paintless dent removal business

If you choose to become a mobile pdr tech there are several options listed below for obtaining work

These include:

  • Car yards
  • Private vehicles
  • Car rental agencies
  • Panel shops
  • Insurance companies
  • Fleet companies

If you choose to become a hail chaser many of the above options won’t be suitable. In this case your best chance of quality employment is to network with other members of this industry. Your industry connections can ensure you find work in each storm.

The Dent World Training Academy

Paintless Dent Removal Training | Gold Coast | Dent World

 

Located at:

Factory 5

8 Centre View Drive

Biggera Waters

Gold Coast

Our Paintless Dent Removal Training(PDR) Testimonials

“In November 2012, I completed the 4 week dent removal training course offered by Neil at Dent World Training School.

I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to learn what I needed to run a successful business in 4 short weeks. However, those concerns were unfounded, due to the thorough one on one training provided by Neil.

Neil’s training has taught me all aspects of paintless dent removal and enabled me to establish my own small business servicing car yards, the public and various insurance companies.”

Mal Rees,
Proprietor/ owner, Accident n Hail Paintless Dent Removals

“Neil from Dent World’s training was a great way to learn paintless dent removal. His one on one teaching made it easy to pick up the techniques required to repair dents all around the vehicle including hail damage.

I have been successfully running my own business ‘J & K Dent Removal’ since being trained in 2011 and would recommend others to use the Dent World Training School.”

Jesper
J & K Dent Removal WA

Training Packages

1 Week Training Course 

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic introduction to PDR. This course would be best suited to students who are unsure if they are suited to the industry or to students that have a background in car repair related fields such as panel beating. At the completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to achieve a push to paint finish and repair small dents.

All students will be trained in the following core units:

  • Types of dents
  • Dent estimating
  • Damage Assessment
  • Light reading & positioning
  • Tool selection
  • Panel access
  • Interior trim removal
  • Dent removal
  • Basic glue pulling
  • Finishing dents

For this course we recommend the Dent World Beginners Package from PDR Tools.

Training Price $5500 

2 Week Training Course 

The purpose of this course is to provide an intermediate level knowledge of dent removal. This course would be best suited to students interested in becoming mobile pdr techs. At the completion of the course it is expected that you will be able to satisfactorily repair small to medium dents such as shopping trolley dents.

In addition to the core units from the basic course students will also learn the following:

  • Sharp dents
  • Heavy creases
  • Bodyline dents
  • Ridges
  • Repair of large panel dents

For this course we recommend the Dent World Intermediate Package from PDR tools

Training Price $7500

4 Week Training Course 

The purpose of this course is to provide advanced level knowledge of dent repair. This course would be best suited students interested in opening their own dent repair shops or hail chasing. At the completion of this course it is expected that students be able to repair large dents and hail damage.

In addition to the units from the basic and intermediate courses students will also learn to remove complex dents and creases. Students participating in this course will also be taught how to remove the remaining 10% of a dent.

For this course we recommend the Dent World Master Package from PDR Tools

Training Price $15,000

Tool Kits

Based on my extensive PDR experience I have designed 3 different tool kits to be used in conjunction with my training program. These kits have been designed and manufactured exclusively for the Dent World Training Academy.

A kit has been designed for each training course but students are encouraged to choose a package that will be suit both their current and future PDR needs.

Dent World Beginners Package

15 Tools (includes bars, hand tools, window access tools & whale tails)

  • Punch
  • Window Wedge
  • S Hooks
  • Hail Strap
  • Door Jammer
  • Panel Hammer
  • 240v Shop Light
  • Glue Pulling Kit
  • Window Guard
  • Hatch Jammer XL

Kit Price $2160.95

Dent World Intermediate Package

32 Tools (includes bars, hand tools, window access tools & whale tails)

  • Punch
  • Window Wedge
  • S Hooks
  • Hail Strap
  • Door Jammer
  • Panel Hammer
  • Blending Hammer
  • 240v Shop Light
  • Glue Pulling Kit
  • Window Guard
  • Hatch Jammer XL

Kit Price $3043.15 

Dent World Master Package 

54 Tools (includes bars, hand tools, window access tools & whale tails)

  • Punch
  • Window Wedge
  • S Hooks
  • Hail Strap
  • Brace Cutter
  • Door Jammer
  • Trim Tool
  • Pick Set
  • Step Drill
  • Panel Hammer
  • Blending Hammer
  • 240v Shop Light
  • Glue Pulling Kit
  • Window Guard
  • Hatch Jammer XL

Kit Price $4463.80 

Financing 

In an industry first Neil has enabled his potential students to apply for financing packages for both their training and tools.

Students interested in financing their training package should contact Matthew Brown directly to discuss their options.

Matthew Brown

Managing Director

All time Investments Pty Ltd

36 Blue stone Loop

Piara Waters WA 6112

Ph: 0408 528 865

 Terms and conditions 

  1. Full payment is required prior to commencing training
  2. Tool Kits must be paid for upon order by contacting PDR Tools on either 0408 147 908 or 07 55 949234. A minimum of 2 weeks notice is required for all tool kits. These tools will be delivered to the training school on the first morning of training.
  3. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the trainee. However, recommendations can be provided on request
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