Plastic Repair Hands-On Skills Development
NS105L01

Course format: In-shop instructor led training
I-CAR Credit Hours: 6 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Pricing
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This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Estimator
Steel Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Steel Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician

Course Content

1. Pre-Course Capability & Readiness Assessment
Before instruction starts, the instructor will conduct an in-shop Pre-Course Capability & Readiness Assessment to confirm that the facility’s infrastructure and equipment are prepared for the in-shop Hands-On Skills Development course. The recommended time frame for the assessment is one to two weeks prior to training day to avoid any delays.

2. Instruction
Students will be provided with information on:

  • Repair area preparation
  • Two-sided adhesive repair
  • Adhesive tab repair with pinning
  • Hot stapler repair, if available
  • Airless welding repair
  • Hot air welding repair
  • Safety considerations

3. Hands-On Practice and Coaching
After the instructional portion of the class, students will apply their knowledge through hands-on practice, with one-on-one coaching from a trained instructor. Throughout this course, students will work to become proficient in the following skills:

  • Perform two-sided adhesive repair using either mesh-reinforced or patch kit steps
  • Perform adhesive tab repair with pinning
  • Align a two-sided plastic repair area with a hot stapler, if available
  • Perform plastic welding using an airless welder and various welding rods
  • Perform a two-sided repair using hot air welding and/or nitrogen welding (if available)

4. Evaluation
The evaluation is the quality control checks built into the process. The instructor will sign at each stage to indicate completion and offer coaching, as needed.

Prerequisites
Completion of the following knowledge area is required:
Plastics Repair

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use the body repair manual and plastic repair tools in accordance with industry best practices to prepare damaged plastic area for repair
  • Perform a two-sided adhesive repair
  • Reshape a damaged tab using adhesives and pinning technique
  • Perform hot stapler repair to align a two-sided plastic repair area
  • Perform plastic welding on a two-sided and one-sided repair using an airless welder and various welding rods
  • Perform hot air welding and nitrogen welding
  • Perform quality control checks


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