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Understanding and Preventing Refinish Defects

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)
  • Refinishing Equipment (REF01e)
  • Surface Preparation and Masking (REF02)
  • Surface Preparation and Masking (REF02e)
  • Detailing (REF04)
  • Detailing (REF04e)
  • Refinish Material Application and Blending (REF08e)
  • Color Theory, Mixing Toners, and Tinting (REF09)
  • Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety, and Refinish Safety (WKR01)

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Production Management
Refinish Technician

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

  • Understand the similarities and differences regarding how solvent and waterborne coatings react in a shop environment
  • Understand how a technician’s knowledge of refinish coating chemistry can affect the quality of refinish work
  • Understand how to make adjustments to the refinish process according to environmental conditions
  • Apply critical thinking on the job to improve work quality

REF10 Promo Video

Module 1 – Coatings Chemistry, Drying, and Curing
The course begins with an explanation of how refinish defects can be costly to the shop and refinish technicians involved. Next, the instructor will detail the composition of coatings and how elements like surface tension, solvents, flash time, reducers, hardeners, and clearcoat can impact refinish quality. Topics throughout this module are also supplemented with detailed animations to help convey the information.

Module 2 – Surface Preparation, Equipment, and Application
The second module of the course uses videos, animations, and instructor expertise to inform how improper surface preparation can lead to a variety of refinish defects. The instructor will spend time engaging the class in discussions on how factors with the spraybooth, compressed air line, and refinish material impact the overall finished product.

Module 3 – Troubleshooting and Correction
The final module in the course focuses on determining the root cause of a refinish defect and outlines corrective actions to provide the customer with a quality finished product.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.