Paintless Dent Removal Industry Facts
Let’s talk GPR or Glue Pull Repair. The Paintless Dent Removal industry has taken a huge turn over the past 2 years and especially this year 2019 has made an impression.
With the present GPR industry leaders KECO and CamAuto Pro leading the way with specialty tools and tabs, this will be our future of dent removal. KECO owner Chris White and Camauto Pro owner Charles Aoun have been introducing new products into body shops and collision repair facilities across the USA and providing either GPR training or demos to shops and staff technicians.
This move into bodyshops and collision repair centers coincides with OEM vehicle manufacturers plans to move away with body panel conventional repairs which may include grinding of panels, welding new panels in replacement, stud pulling mig welders to name a few past operations.
The OEM items are coming with the changes in manufacturing vehicles of HSS, high strength steel, lighter weight steel and aluminum panels.
To date with the collision centers and body shops that have brought in the GPR tools and equipment, they have been presently surprised at the increase in repairs involving labor times, speed and accuracy over past years and methods. Panels are saved and vehicles stay stock over new replacement parts. No grinding of panels to pull dent damages.
Shop owners and staff are easily trained in the use of the GPR process and receive either a training day including GPR certification or a demo of equipment is provided by KECO or CamAuto Pro.
The USA has seen a huge demand for GPR training/certification with collision and bodyshops introducing the necessary tools into daily vehicle repairs. Within the next 2 years GPR in the collision repair industry will be common knowledge and now the USA is leading the way in this industry development.
The Canadian collision industry is just now beginning to see an interest and introducing the GPR equipment into shops and getting demos provided by CamAuto Pro.
Now is the time for all involved especially PDR technicians to get trained and or hone their skills in GPR as you will walk into a body shop one day soon and watch collision repair techs pulling out dent damages with GPR tools and equipment over conventional PDR.