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Surface Preparation and Masking

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Platinum: $114.00
Gold Class: $114.00
Standard: $138.00

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Refinishing Equipment (REF01)
  • Cosmetic Straightening Steel (STS01)
  • Trim and Hardware (TRM01)

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Did you know I-CAR offers this course in convenient, online delivery? You may satisfy this requirement by completing the Online course REF02e.

  • Identify refinish and finish materials
  • Understand how to develop a refinishing plan
  • Understand how to mask and remove parts
  • Know how to prepare substrates and apply primers
  • Recognize procedures for making a test panel and specialty spray areas

Module 1 – Identification
The first module of the course identifies different refinish and finish materials. This module also describes the steps needed to develop a refinishing plan.

Module 2 – Finish Protection and Removal
The course continues with information on masking and removing parts for finish protection procedures. Types of masking and spray materials, taping procedures, and removal processes are discussed.

Module 3 – Spray Gun Technique
The third module of the course continues with information on spray guns, including settings, travel speeds, and proper technique.

Module 4 – Substrate Preparation
This module describes different types of substrates and bare plastics and preparation techniques. The student will be introduced to the considerations around applying refinish materials to plastics, bare steels, and aluminum parts.

Module 5 – Test Panels and Specialty Spray Areas
The final module of the course concludes with information on making a sprayout panel, including considerations around specialty areas such as edging parts and seam sealers.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.