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|Introduction to Dent Estimation|
|Recognising Hail Dent Damage|
|Dent Estimator and Dent Size|
|Estimating Dent Depth|
|Limitations on PDR Viability|
|Dent Count and Categorisation|
|Understanding Panel Sections and Diagram|
|Understanding the Dent Matrix|
Dent Count and Categorisation
Once the skills in recognising, categorising, and counting dents have been mastered,we need to get the information on paper for quotation purposes. There are quite a few systems or matrix designs that have been developed to deal with efficient recording of dents and sizes. Nevertheless they basically follow a similar principal – the more severe the dents, the higher the cost charged per dent. The more severe the panel, the cost also rises to a specific limit on pricing.
Just observing the matrix can look confusing. The matrix is rather easy to use but does condense a lot of information in one simple table. Quotation under pressure can be very stressful and time limited. Mastering a Matrix such as this is essential to win jobs by quoting rapidly!
This is an example of a dent recording matrix used for recording and then this information could be used to calculate pricing using the Dent Matrix pricing system.