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Develop skills to perform 70% of all body and paint tasks through repetition.





Increase production, grow your employees and imporve retention by providing 30 hours of HANDS-ON UpSkill Efficiency training over 4 days. 

Blueprint Tear Down/Technical Estimating

  • Complete disassembly of vehicle damage
  • Accurate mapping (marking) of all vehicle damage
  • Complete photos of all marked damage (repair & replace)
  • Accurate communications with estimator (technical writer)
  • Estimate review
  • Parts cart loading process

Paint Prep & Finishing

  • Efficient masking process
  • Thorough panel prep including cleaning and sanding
  • Priming, guide coating and block sanding
  • Finish sanding clear coat (wet / dry methods)
  • Machine compounding, finish polishing and final detailing

Color Matching Success

  • Color theory and understanding the color wheel
  • Train skill in accurately discerning color differences
  • Repeatable step by step color creation process
  • Tri-Coats, Metallics and Pearls
  • Successful color blending

Fast Lane & Small Dent Repair

  • Estimate repair mapping
  • Minor vehicle disassembly
  • Small dent repair
  • Bumper repair
  • Plastic welding

Airbag Diagnosis & Repair

  • Airbag systems operation and functionality
  • Airbag system safety and handling
  • System diagnosis and scan tool use
  • System components and replacement

Welding – Plastic, Steel, Aluminum, Bronze

  • Weld types and required welder types
  • Cutting and prepping panels
  • Bronze mig welding
  • Steel mig welding and sleeving
  • Aluminum mig welding

Panel Replacement and Straightening

  • Locating/printing manufacturer panel removal/replacement specs
  • Meticulous removal of bolt on parts and proper fastener storage
  • Careful reassembly of bolt on parts including pre-painted panels
  • Small, medium and large dent removal and finishing
  • Proper door skin removal and door shell preparation
  • Weld on panel removal process

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