Course #PPG380

Refinish Preparation Specialist

As a core program of PPG training, this program trains entry-level automotive and fleet technicians in personal safety, equipment, and fundamental preparation procedures of the repair and refinish process.



Who Should Attend

Entry-level assistant technicians that will use PPG products and processes and have never received formal PPG training.

Course Length

2 days (16 Hours)

Class Size

8-10 people

Course Objectives

  • To train entry-level technicians to assist automotive and fleet body and refinish technicians
  • To develop the skills of entry-level technicians in the areas of substrate cleaning, sanding, masking, bumper cover and plastic parts preparation and keeping a clean shop
  • To certify the technician in EPA 6H Area Source Rule requirements

Topics Covered

  • Safety
  • Fundamental shop terms/language
  • Substrate identification
  • Proper substrate cleaning techniques
  • Sandpaper and sandpaper grit fundamentals
  • Proper use and misuse of a dual action (DA) sander
  • Preparing substrates for undercoat application
  • Fundamental masking techniques for a small repair area
  • Shop Stewardship
  • EPA 6H Area Source Rule Certification

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