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The 3,000 square foot Learning Center, located within our distribution center in Taylor, Michigan, has been developed to provide information; instruction and hands-on experience for a variety of automotive and industrial refinish systems and equipment from major global suppliers. Customized training on the latest products, tools, and processes is oriented toward the needs of Painters Supply & Equipment Co. customers and also provide a unique internal training opportunity for Painters Supply & Equipment Co. representatives.

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. now becomes one of the few PBE jobbers in the United States with a dedicated training facility this progressive and extensive in scope. The expense and effort invested demonstrates our significant commitment to ongoing industry improvement. Our facility is completely outfitted with audio/visual equipment, features ergonomic seating, and boasts a self-contained technical demonstration room – complete with refinish products, safety equipment, and other refinish-related tools.

28 August 2019 - 12:00 PM - Painters Supply & Equipment - Taylor, MI
I-CAR Training

FOM01 Automotive Foams

This is a 4-hour course.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Understand uses and application procedures for automotive foam, understand structural foam considerations and curing methods, identify procedures related to installation of expandable foam, understand how to choose correct replacement materials, and know how to work safely around automotive foams.

 

Course Content

Module 1—Foam Uses

Module 2—Automotive Replacement Foam Types

Module 3—Foam Safety and Repair

Go to I-CAR website to register - www.i-car.com


28 August 2019 - 08:00 AM - Painters Supply & Equipment - Taylor, MI
I-CAR Training

PLA03 Plastic and Composite Repair

This is a 4-hour course.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Identify different types of plastics by their characteristics and determine the level of plastic identification that is required to perform a repair, understand correct preparation procedures for plastics. identify different types of plastics used on today’s vehicles and the correct methods to repair each, recognize proper adhesives for different repairs and when to use adhesion promoter, perform one and two sided plastic adhesive repairs and mounting tab repairs, understand the considerations around refinishing plastic parts, identify the types of plastic welds in automotive applications.

 

Course Content

Module 1—Plastics Identification and Repair Considerations

Module 2—Adhesive Bumper Repair

Module 3—Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Repair

Module 4—Plastic Welding Repairs 

Go to I-CAR website to register - www.i-car.com


28 August 2019 - 04:00 PM - Painters Supply & Equipment - Taylor, MI
I-CAR Training

BLU01 Blueprinting Process and Damage Discovery

This is a 5-hour course.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Clearly define the blueprinting process and recognize considerations for implementation, demonstrate how blueprinting contributes to accurate damage assessments and improves operational efficiencies, understand different quick check procedures and methods for uncovering hidden damage, and understand the benefits of performing a teardown as part of the damage discovery process.

Course Content

The BLU01 course opens in a classroom setting with a brief overview of the blueprinting process. Students will then participate in an initial inspection on a damaged vehicle and use clues gathered from a customer interview to learn more information. Students will also takeaway the “Vehicle Check-In Form” and the “Customer Interview Questionnaire” to use in their own place of business when facilitating an initial inspection.

The class will then begin the damage discovery process on the now disassembled vehicle. Students will confirm which areas are in fact damaged or not damaged, as well as identify any hidden damage that was previously not identified. Students will examine what indicators to look for when identifying damage from structural damage indicators all the way to broken clips and fasteners. In this section of the class, students will refer to vehicle maker repair information needed for discussions on repair options.

As students move through the course, they will also perform quick checks on the disassembled vehicle to identify suspension and structural damage. The “Suspension Quick-Check Measurement Sheet” will be distributed to help students identify where additional measurements may be needed and which suspension parts may be bent. Information on steel strength, sectioning procedures, and three-dimensional measuring will also be covered.

The final topic of the class will engage students in understanding option for how they can implement the blueprinting process, or improve on the existing process.

Go to I-CAR website to register - www.i-car.com


04 September 2019 - 12:00 PM - Painters Supply & Equipment - Taylor, MI
I-CAR Training

SPS11 Sectioning of Steel Unitized Structures

This is a 4-hour course.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Understand the various types of sectioning joints used by vehicle makers, considerations for sectioning vs. part replacement, and why I-CAR has adapted its position on sectioning and why general sectioning guidelines no longer apply.

 

Course Content

Module 1—Sectioning Overview

Module 2—Sectioning Preparation

Module 3—Joint Types

Module 4—Sectioning Considerations

Go to I-CAR website to register - www.i-car.com


04 September 2019 - 08:00 AM - Painters Supply & Equipment - Taylor, MI
I-CAR Training

SPS07 Steel Unitized Structures Technologies and Repairs

This is a 4-hour course.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe basic metallurgy and its impact on the collision repair industry, explain how the use of new materials used in vehicles relates to collision repair dynamics, understand why vehicle makers are moving toward advanced high-strength steels, and identify the repair considerations for advanced high-strength steels and new vehicle construction processes.

 

Course Content

Module 1—Steel Strength and Unitized Structures Repair

Module 2—New Construction Processes

Go to I-CAR website to register - www.i-car.com


04 September 2019 - 04:00 PM - Painters Supply & Equipment - Taylor, MI
I-CAR Training

FFR01 Full-Frame Partial Replacement

This is a 4-hour course.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Understand OEM repair procedures for many current full-frame vehicles, identify various full-frame designs, construction methods and repair considerations, understand partial replacement at factory seams and sectioning options for full-frame vehicles, differentiate welding requirements for full-frames vs. unibody parts, and describe repair and replacement considerations for full-frame attachments.

 

Course Content

Module 1—Full-Frame Designs

Module 2—Partial Replacement Options

Go to I-CAR website to register - www.i-car.com


10 September 2019 - 08:00 AM - Painters Supply & Equipment - Taylor, MI
PPG MVP Training

Refinish Area Optimization

This is a 1 - day course.

Are you frustrated that your paint team cannot seem to meet the production demands placed upon them? Are you looking for insight into how you could increase the paint department’s output? In this course, we will address the key contributing factors that drain production efficiencies and squash profits in our refinish areas.  We will not only explore how these factors affect overall throughput and profitability but will also talk through solutions to help you take your paint production to the next level. This includes a tool and process that will clearly define your process and communicate those
expectations through the organization.

Contact your Painters Supply & Equipment Salesperson with any questions or to schedule your attendance.


08 October 2019 - 08:00 AM - Painters Supply & Equipment - Taylor, MI
PPG MVP Training

Advanced Estimating - 2019

This is a 2 - day course

The advancement of technology in today’s vehicles is changing faster than ever. Exotic materials and methods have become common on practically every make and model vehicle.  The proliferation of construction methods and materials is going to continue. Detailed technical repair information from manufacturers on structural, cosmetic repairs, restraint systems, advanced driver assist systems, materials, glass operations and even, interior trim retainers, now exists. Every estimate written needs to be thoroughly researched and carefully documented to ensure the estimate is technically correct following all O.E. repair specifications. PPG MVP Advanced Estimating 2019 was designed to assist todays' estimator in consistently identifying and documenting a technically correct estimate.

Contact your Painters Supply & Equipment Salesperson with any questions or to schedule your attendance.


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