Slow is Fast ?

‘Slow is fast’ has different interpretations but it is primarily just taking your time to learn properly. This is really kind of learning the correct procedures before trying to run before you can walk. So slow is fast in that kind of sense is particularly applicable when it comes to learning or finishing a repair.  The whole  concept is in the dent removal process which means that the cleaner that you can get that dent reduction overall , the less cleanup you're going to have to do during finishing.

The Main Focus in PDR

Throughout most of my career my main focus has been on how quickly I can reduce the dent. Then I’ve only got a little dent to finish so it'll be easy but not necessarily the quickest way to work or approach them. It’s good to work quickly as the more dents you get done in the day the more you get paid. But there's no point being fast if you do not perfect the process of finishing the work. 

So take time to understand the removal process and learn to finish your work  to a high level.  Over time as you practice you will naturally get quicker and quicker. I encourage you not to focus on speed, just really try and focus on the quality of the repair and getting to a high standard of finish.

Slow Versus Fast

‘Slow is fast’ concept means removal of the dents by slowly reducing it with soft tips or soft methods. This is opposed to working too quickly where you can easily put in small high spots or perhaps move the metal in a way that might cause you problems later. Working with the dents as it starts to pull out shows how the metal flows and moves. Adapt your repair process so when we start up with a dent we have an idea as to what tools and what methods we're going to use. We need to foresee as to how the repair will go.

Take Your Time

In terms of finishing we need to adapt and possibly use different repair techniques. This happens when we're moving across with a dent and the metal starts to move or pull out in a way that we won't expect. Remember, the cleaner you can get that removal process, the easier your finishing is going to be. 

Many say that finishing is the hardest part of dent repair, don't set yourself up for a hard finish, take your time in the reduction and the removal of the dent. When you do have a small kind of a couple of micro lows your finishing process is going to be much quicker and much cleaner. 


Understanding the process of Paintless Dent Removal and becoming a highly skilled tech is going to help you massively in terms of getting the high standard in terms of your finish. ‘Slow is fast’ and how it relates to you as a student or a trainee or even a technician means focusing on a nice, clean, repair as best as you can. 

I hope you learned  a little bit of advice to improve  your understanding of this process as a PDR Tech.

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