A Collision with a Skip

This dent was unfortunately caused by a collision with a skip!

Due to the car being just one Year old, she returned it to the dealership where she’d purchased the vehicle.  Their on-site body shop told her she would need a new Tailgate.

The quotation for this replacement was sizeable and to cover the cost she would need to submit a claim with her insurer.

After a little time in shock at the size of the body shop quotation, she decided to look for quotations elsewhere.  Her first stop was Dent Technique!

We assessed the damage and supplied her with a written quotation. She thought it was so reasonable that she decided to book an appointment with us to get the dent removed the following week.  She even paid us directly by credit card to save herself an insurance claim.

As you can see from the before and after pictures, she was a very happy customer when she left our Dent Technique premises in Enderby, Leicester.

For quotes and further details about Dent Technique‘s paintless dent removal services please call: 0800 988 0239

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Rodders Racing at Donington Park Race Report

Qualifying – Well after being on the circuit for three laps trying to settle in after last year’s big crash, the qualifying session was red flagged. Another rider joined the Cranner Club, so it was back to the paddock only to be called back up.  I had an out lap and an in lap, so no time was recorded.  With just having three laps (which was a joke) I was 29th on the grid.

Race 1 – I started 29th and declared a wet race.

With half an hour left until we were due out on track, the heavens opened.  The sudden rain lead to a mad change to wet tyres and I had to put on my ‘over suit’ in preparation for a wet race. This was always going to be a difficult race, because Donington is mega slippery when wet.  I just had to crack on and do my best, but treat it like an extended qualifying to get a good grid slot for race 2.

Once the start lights went out, there was a mad dash down into turn one with hardly any visibility with all the spray and rain that was still descending down on us.  I just kept my concentration on the job and found myself pretty near the back, but as each lap passed I was picking up pace and closing in on a few riders in front.

On the second to last lap, I was battling to get by two riders, but it didn’t happen until the last corner on the last lap.  I managed to shave twelve seconds off my lap time from the start to a race finish of 24th, and I popped in a good lap time for race 2.

Race 2 – I started 18th.  As the lights went out, I made a good start making up some places and we were right in the thick of it in the middle of the field with six of us battling throughout the race for 15th place, with passes going out every lap swapping places.  It was great to have some mega close racing with everyone having a bit of respect for one-another. On the last lap I managed to turn the bike a bit tighter coming out of Melbourne loop and getting some extra drive to nip up the inside to grab another spot to finish in 17th place with only a second separating the six of us…wow!

Race 3 – I started 23rd and got a good start, but found myself playing catch up throughout the race to Lee Rawlings and the epic battle he was having with two other riders.  This was great to watch, but I was ringing its neck to try and join in on the action. After a few laps I closed in on the action. By this time, Lee had pulled a gap and as the laps were counting down, I could see my good mate edging away.  At the ‘Esses’ on lap six, I made a pass on the brakes up the inside to take one place, then on the next lap I managed to out brake the next one into Goddards, but couldn’t get close enough to Lee as the checkered flag came out to finish 18th.

Race 4 – I started 20th.  On the warm up lap my good mate Mat Rawlings went down on the exit of McLeans with Steve Frizzell and myself nearly getting caught up in it, but thankfully Mat was ok.

I got a mega start making up a few good places, then down the straight to the ‘esses’ a green zx10r came flying down the inside struggling to stop and crashing straight into Peter De Zeeuw, taking him out with both going straight down into the gravel trap.  By the end of lap one I was up into 13th place pushing every lap, but just couldn’t close in on the 12th place.  I had a bit of a lonely race to bring it home in 13th and bagged a few championship points along the way.  Happy days.

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No Limits Racing Rounds One & Two with Rodders Racing

Rodders Racing returned to the fabulous Silverstone Circuit for Round One of No Limits Racing on 25th and 26th March and once again Dent Technique is a proud sponsor of the team.

This time they competed on the International Circuit for this round of the series.  You can see from the pictures that it was an exciting event for the team.

No Limits Racing Rounds One & Two with Rodders Racing

Here’s the Silverstone race report from Rodders Racing​

“During Silverstone qualifying, I was a bit concerned (after my off at Donington down Cranners last season) about whether the bike would ride ok following the rebuild with having done no testing beforehand – I had to just suck it and see. We ended up 27th on the grid. Not bad considering lol

Race 1 – I had a good start and very close racing with plenty of good battles throughout, but still 1.5 second off last year’s lap time and finishing 24th

Race 2 – I started 25th on the grid and times were improving with every lap.  I was battling with Lee Rawlings and Andrew Shim throughout the race to bring it home in 21st place.

Race 3 – I started 19th on the grid and got a good start.  I quickly started to settle down with the bike again and push it more towards the limit.  I was beginning to match last year’s lap time to finish 17th.

Race 4 – I started 19th for the last race of the weekend. I got a flying start and made up a few places up into turn one.  I then got my head down for yet another cracking race with Andrew Shim and chasing down Mat Rawlings who held me off to the flag. Finishing 14th and beating last year’s lap time by 1/2 second 😎”

We are really delighted with how their new team gear is looking – What do you think?

No Limits Racing Rounds One & Two with Rodders Racing Team Gear

On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April Rodders Racing competed at Brands Hatch for Round Two of No Limits Racing.

No Limits Racing Rounds One & Two with Rodders Racing Brands Hatch Strip

Brands Hatch Race Report – Round 2

After arriving mid afternoon Friday we were hoping to get a test session to dial into the track, but with one thing and another, this didn’t happen.  So it was straight into qualifying on the Saturday morning.

Bike all ready with slicks on, then a slight spit of rain came 15 minutes before we were due out, lead to a quick swap of wheels to intermediate tyres and a slight adjustment to suspension and steering damper.

As soon as we were entering the track it hammered it down and we realised we’d made the wrong tyre choice, which was the same for a lot of others on the track.  After skating round spinning up all over the place, four laps were enough for me.  I came in early while I was still upright and ended up 22nd on the grid.

Race 1 – Wet tyres fitted and I was bogged down a bit at the start and lost a few places.  I just kept my head down and kept trying to gain a few spots back.  Four laps in, the track dried so back to sliding about on the wrong tyres and destroying the rear tyre.  I ended up finishing 23rd

Race 2 – I started 22nd on the grid and with the added bonus of a dry track for the first time during the weekend.  I messed the start up by being a bit late dropping the clutch out and lost a few places again, but I managed to get a couple back and couldn’t really find any pace, finishing 24th.

Race 3 – I started 27th on the grid with a good start and found a bit of pace after a strange beginning to the weekend’s racing. I spent the entire race in a close battle with Peter de Zeeuw, but just couldn’t find a way passed him to finish 24th.

Race 4 – I started 26th on the grid with a flying start and was back on it for the first time over the weekend.  I found some real pace.  It was all action packed up until the first corner and down Paddock Hill bend and up to druids.  I made a couple of places up and found myself chasing Peter de Zeeuw down again, but I managed to pull a move to get by into Paddock Hill with Mat Rawlings following closely behind.  The three of us were battling right until the end with me finishing 19th.

A challenging weekend for all, but a few things learned along the way.  I’m really looking forward to Donnington and Round 3 on the 20th and 21st of May – Things will be on the up 😎

Here’s a selection of pictures from the event.

No Limits Racing Rounds One & Two with Rodders Racing Brands Hatch Round 2

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A Very Tricky Dent Repair this Week

Glad to help Ali Payne of The Motor Group with a very tricky dent repair this week.  Ali explains below in a post written on Facebook.

“Very tricky repair in this week. This photo doesn’t do it justice. So to keep repair costs down we had Paul Phillips of Dent Technique lift the crease and damage around mirror edge.

Once done I painted.

Results to show here.

A Very Tricky Dent Repair this Week Glen Parva 1 A Very Tricky Dent Repair this Week The Motor Group 2 A Very Tricky Dent Repair this Week The Motor Group Leicester A Very Tricky Dent Repair this Week Dent Technique

Keeping costs down for customer. themotorcompany@yahoo.co.uk

Dent Technique specialise in paintless dent removal from vehicles.  Call Dent Technique on 0800 988 0239

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“I Cannot Recommend Dent Technique enough.”

“I cannot recommend Dent Technique enough, especially Nigel Clark who removed two dents and a third that he spotted on my new Porsche. Without access to the rear of the dent, he performed an amazing result. He has a passion for his work and a real car enthusiast. Thank you so much for being as picky as I am.”

Parkey Cayman

“I Cannot Recommend Dent Technique enough.” Car Photo

“I Cannot Recommend Dent Technique enough.” Facebook

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Christmas Opening and Closing Times

We wanted to share our Christmas opening and closing times, but firstly may we take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas – Have a really fantastic Christmas and enjoy lots of festive fun.

Christmas Opening and Closing Times

Dent Technique will be close over Christmas – The workshop is closed from (and including) Friday 23rd December and re-opens on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Thank you so much for all your support during 2016

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Returning to Find Unexpected Dents

Returning to find unexpected dents is an unpleasant experience for anyone and in many cases you don’t know how they’ve occurred or who is responsible, so the costs fall to you as the owner of the vehicle.

Returning to Find Unexpected Dents Full Dent

This damage is what greeted a customer of ours when she returned from holiday to collect her car from the airport!

Unfortunately the airport doesn’t take responsibility for any damage (even dents) to vehicles that occur within their car parks.  Therefore her only option was to claim off her own insurance.

She obtained quotations from body shop’s, but they all wanted to replace the tailgate and the costs where coming in at over four figures within their quotations.

Then her neighbour mentioned that he had recently had a dent repaired on his car by Dent Technique and he suggested that she had nothing to lose by giving us a call.

So, she came to our unit in Enderby on a Saturday morning and our quote for repairing the dent came in at less than her insurance excess.

Returning to Find Unexpected Dents before and after 1 Returning to Find Unexpected Dents before and after 2

You can see from our before and after pictures that we successfully completed the dent removal and she is delighted with the result.

Returning to Find Unexpected Dents Dent Repaired

It isn’t pleasant to return from a holiday to find that the car you left in the airport car park is dented, but Dent Technique can help you with repairs that don’t need paintwork.  You also might find that our quote is lower than your insurance excess, but it will certainly be cheaper to remove the dent than to replace body work.

To find out if we can help you with dent removal on these unfortunate occasions, always keep our contact details in your glove box, because you can simply text us a picture of the dent and we will quickly be able to let you know if we can help….

Text your photos of dents to 07967 647138

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Tricky Time Consuming Dent Repairs

We had a day of tricky time consuming dent repairs to work through yesterday especially to test our latest trainee David Broome!

After ten months training with us here at Dent Technique, it’s all starting to come together for David….

Here are some before and after pictures of a Vauxhall Corsa Tailgate he repaired without any help from Paul.

Tricky Time Consuming Dent Repairs

Tricky Time Consuming Dent Repairs Corsa

Paul was busy repairing the front wing of the Toyota Land Cruiser below.

Tricky Time Consuming Dent Repairs Toyota

Paul and the team at Dent Technique would like to acknowledge David’s perseverance with his new gained ability in the world of paintless dent repair over the last ten months.

Congratulations to David… “It’s onwards and upwards from here.” Says Tall Paul

Well done Mr Broome

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Jenson Interceptor Dent Repair

It’s not every day we’re asked to carry out a Jenson Interceptor dent repair especially the actual 1973 Jenson Motor Show car!!

Jenson Interceptor Dent Repair

The owner of this fine example has been living with four dents in his roof and wings since he bought this car four years ago.

He didn’t realise dents could be removed from classic cars without the aid of paint or filler until he knocked on our door!

The last thing he wanted to do was have paintwork done on the near perfect body work.

He asked if we could repair his dents because the car is going to be the star of the Jenson motor show stand this weekend (Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November) at The Classic Motor Show, NEC Birmingham, which is the UKs biggest classic motor show http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/

As you are probably aware by now we repaired his car without any disturbance to his paintwork keeping the integrity of his car intact.

We can do the same for you whenever required.  At Dent Technique our highly skilled technicians specialise in paintless dent removal and it is really easy to obtain a quotation.  You can text photos of your dented vehicle to 07967 647138 for a fast response or call us on 0800 9880239

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Dent Technique Celebrate Fifteen Years with Gareth Truby

This month Dent Technique celebrate fifteen years with Gareth Truby.  We truly value his 15 years of service in paintless dent repair at Dent Technique and wanted to share his superb achievement with you all.

Dent Technique Celebrate Fifteen Years with Gareth Truby

Gareth joined Dent Technique in October 2001 and is now celebrating 15 years of service with us in October 2016 – How time has flown by.

Gareth is a pleasure to work with and we would like to take this opportunity to thank and commend him for his continued loyalty and support to the company.

He is a superb dent repair technician and we know that customers will share in our thanks and celebrations in the service Gareth has provided during these past 15 years and continues to give on behalf of Dent Technique.

Dent Technique Celebrate Fifteen Years with Gareth Truby Exhibition

In order to put together this blog as just one way to celebrate and thank Gareth for his 15 years of service with us, Tall Paul has been sifting through a number of photos to select a few to feature.

It is just phenomenal how much the business has changed during Gareth’s time with us and it is great to know that Gareth is a part of it all too.  It always has and will continue to be appreciated by Paul and the team here at Dent Technique.

Dent Technique Celebrate Fifteen Years with Gareth Truby Nathan

Just as an example of Dent Technique’s evolution as a business, here is how our vans have changed throughout the past 15 years.  They have all been driven and looked after by Gareth too.

Dent Technique Celebrate Fifteen Years with Gareth Truby Vans

He is not only a truly valued member of the Dent Technique team he is also a great friend.  We are a strong team that work hard together, but also enjoy many social occasions – It is the only way to be.

Dent Technique Celebrate Fifteen Years with Gareth Truby Social

Gareth, thank you so much for your continued service to Dent Technique – Here is to the future and many more years as a team here at Dent Technique.

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