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Nick, quick question, ever considered PDR

I was curious if you had considered adding PDR to your list of services. Not sure how much the investment in tools and training would be, but I think it would pay for itself faily quickly especially as you already have an established business working on the appearnce of your customer's vehicles.

Regardless, I recently purchased a 95 Mustang GT that had been kept outside by the previous owner(s) and it has a decent collection of dings from other cars and from hail. If anyone has a PDR tech they could recommend, I'd like them to take a look at the car and give me an estimate. Thanks.

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A good set of PDR tools is 3-5k...Maybe less if you can find someone that is getting out of the biz...If takes a good 6 months- 1 year before you can tackle anything...Kind of a big commitment..
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A good set of PDR tools is 3-5k...Maybe less if you can find someone that is getting out of the biz...If takes a good 6 months- 1 year before you can tackle anything...Kind of a big commitment..
I wasn't aware of that... but if Nick is interested in growing his business, PDR would be a good way to go IMO.

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Yeah, I've thought about it. But it's a pretty big investment right from the start. I'm not sure how long it would take to recoupe my investmet and start making money. I've been wanting to talk to someone that already doest it and get a feel for the business.
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Yeah, I've thought about it. But it's a pretty big investment right from the start. I'm not sure how long it would take to recoupe my investmet and start making money. I've been wanting to talk to someone that already doest it and get a feel for the business.
I figured as much. Just curious if you had considered it. If you know of anyone that you can recommend, let me know.

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I figured as much. Just curious if you had considered it. If you know of anyone that you can recommend, let me know.


Give this guy a call.

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dentguru FTW. Just do a quick search of the name...
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Thanks for the info guys.

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 05:39 AM
 
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Give this guy a call

John Carmody. Cell #: 214.886.6535
He's not cheap, but he's very good. He does all of the work for "Best in Show" body shop in Dallas. He and the owner of Best in Show are pretty anal on clearing up dings.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 09:49 PM
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There is a PDR place in the same building as Collision Specialist in Mansfield. They are as good as any I have seen in the business as an insurance estimator. The guys really know there stuff and are easy to deal with.
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The only thing I don't like about PDR is that some of them like to drill holes in your car to get to the dent. When I had one dent removed, I took off the door panel so if they needed access from inside or a different angle they would not drill holes in my brand new vehicle.
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Well, at $75 a pop it would only take like 50 or so jobs to pay off the tools (if you paid roughly $4K for the tools). You've got a great reputation on here and I'm sure most folks would rather come to you than have some yayhoo off the street touch their cars. Might really be worth lookin into!
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