Rainsville, Alabama — March 6, 2017 — Polyvance has announced that its PR-02 Plastic Repair and Refinishing Course is now approved for I-CAR credit hours and/or Knowledge Area recognition through the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance program. According to a statement from the company, plastic repair is gaining in importance as more body shops are realizing its impact on gross profit margin and cycle time.
Further, Polyvance says that shops wanting to improve their plastic repair capabilities have few places to turn to for training on the many facets of the art such as plastic identification, dent removal, repair processes, refinishing and retexturing.
The PR-02 Plastic Repair and Refinishing course is offered exclusively at Polyvance’s training centre in Rainsville, Alabama. A statement from Polyvance says this two-day training class provides hands-on experience in all of the essential skills required for bumper, headlight and underhood plastic repair.
The learning objectives include:
· Identification of different plastic types
· Removing dents from bumper
· Welding tears in bumpers
· Repairing torn slot tabs
· Repairing torn mounting flanges
· Repairing torn flexible hinge tabs
· Repairing holes
· Repairing thermoset polyurethane (PUR) bumpers
· Refinishing and retexturing plastic bumpers
· Welding of other plastic bumpers such headlights, bottles, fender liners, etc.
“I’ve been doing this for 17 years; I’m I-CAR Platinum and I’ve taken all the courses – structural, welding, and so on. This was the best, most informative course I’ve ever taken. Well worth the time and money,” said Donnie Foster, a body technician from Downs Paint & Body of Milton, Florida, who recently took the course.
North American shops interested in scheduling this training may register online at polyvance.com/training or call 800-633-3047. The cost of the course is $500 per person. Students completing this course are eligible for 13 credit hours under the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance program.