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Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- September 23, 2014 -- I-CAR has announced that two new courses are available to Refinish Technicians:Refinish Materials and Application Blending (REF08e) and Color Theory, Mixing Toners, and Tinting (REF09).
These courses are available now and have replaced Color Theory, Application, Tinting, and Blending (REF03).
“Nearly all repairs require some level of refinishing and typically, refinish work gets noticed first by the customer,” says Josh McFarlin, I-CAR Director of Curriculum & Product Development. "Refinish Technicians who take these courses will learn how to correctly prepare and refinish a vehicle to ensure proper overall appearance, which can help improve customer satisfaction and increase productivity through better cycle time and reduced rework.”
Refinish Materials and Application Blending (REF08e) is an interactive online course, worth two credit hours. It is complete with demonstrations on conventional blending and reverse blending, as well as discussions on using a blending additive and a blending bed.
Other key topics are material application, including sealers, basecoats, and the array of clearcoats available today.
“The demonstrationsand discussions throughout this course will be beneficial to Refinish Technicians when they apply their learnings in-shop,” says McFarlin.
Color Theory, Mixing Toners, and Tinting (REF09) will provide knowledge on how to evaluate colour, as well as discuss if and when tinting should be done. There are several interactive classroom activities throughout the course where students can apply and reinforce knowledge learned. This live, instructor-led course is worth three credit hours.
“The content found in this new ColorTheory, MixingToners, and Tinting course can improve application and problem-solving skills,” says McFarlin.
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