Refinish Material Application and Blending
REF08e

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 2 hours
Estimated Duration: 2 hours
Pricing
Gold Class: $76.00
Platinum: $76.00
Standard: $92.00

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

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

Please note: Effective September 22, 2014, REF08e and REF09 replaced REF03.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the purpose and use of sealers and primer-sealers
  • Recognize the purpose and use of basecoats, including the particular needs of waterborne basecoats
  • Distinguish different methods of basecoat blending
  • Understand the purpose and use of clearcoats, the different types of clearcoats, and when clearcoat blending is an option
  • Work with tri-coat refinishes and know how to blend tri-coats
  • Explain the requirements for refinishing plastic parts

Refinish Application and Blending
The course begins with an explanation of the purpose of sealers and primer-sealers, when to use them and application considerations. As the student moves through the course, he/she will learn about preparation and application of basecoats, with an emphasis on special mixing, temperature and drying considerations for waterborne basecoats. During the “key techniques” portion of the course, the student will be able to learn from discussions and video demonstrations on blending, including presentations on conventional blending and reverse blending, followed by discussions on using a blending additive and a blending bed. The discussion continues as the course moves forward with information focused on tri-coats by using a video demonstration on tri-coat blending. Discussion on when clearcoat blending might be done, different types of clearcoats, and special emphasis on matte clearcoat types and application techniques are also provided. As the course closes, the students will gain an understanding of the considerations for refinishing plastic parts.