Course #AC851

Aquabase® Plus – Tri-Coat and Specialty Finishes

Designed for technicians who currently spray the Aquabase® Plus basecoat system in their collision center. This course covers the challenging specialty finishes that refinish technicians must repair. Certified technicians are recertified to the next level for which they are eligible upon successful completion of the course.



Who Should Attend

Existing PPG technicians currently spraying Aquabase® Plus basecoat

Course Length

2 days (16 Hours)

Class Size

8-10 people

Class Cost

See class cost document

Course Objectives

To provide technical product training for PPG’s tricoat, quadcoat, low gloss finishes and translucent colors. Includes proper product and color selection.

Topics Covered

  • Shop and product safety
  • Tri-coats (including tinted clearcoats)
  • Color retrieval for specialty finishes
  • Translucent colors and spectral grays
  • Low gloss and matte finishes
  • Leafing Aluminum
  • Blending techniques
  • Hands-on use of PPG’s waterborne color tools
  • Hands-on blending exercises
  • EPA Area Source Rule - 6H (optional segment covered at the end of class)
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