Introduction To Vehicle Painting

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Course overview

This course is an ideal introduction to automotive vehicle painting. You will get a basic understanding of paint techniques and learn how to select and safely use automotive painting materials, remove paint from panels using emulsion procedures, prepare panels for top coat painting using primers and putties, apply top coat solid and metallic colours and cut and polish the finished job.

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SessionStart DateStart DayEnd DateTimesFeesStatus
DL0719/02/2019Tuesday09/04/20195.30pm-8.30pm$710Enrol now!
DL0830/04/2019Tuesday18/06/20195.30pm-8.30pm$710Enrol now!

Learning outcomes

You will learn about:
* safely handling and selecting the different types of automotive paint materials
* paint removal using emulsion
* preparing a panel or repair for top coat painting using substrate primers and putties
* guide coat application and sanding techniques
* the application of top coat solid and metallic colours
* buffing, polishing and finishing a panel.

Additional information

You will not be allowed to bring your own vehicles into class to work on. However, when your skills are at an appropriate level you may be allowed to bring certain body panels to class to work on. The Docklands campus is centrally located with easy access to public transport and within walking distance to Southern Cross station. There is no parking available at the campus however public parking is available within easy walking distance to the Docklands campus.

What you receive at the completion of the course?

You will receive a Statement of Participation on successful completion of the course.

Pre-requisite & eligibility requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course, however, you will need to be comfortable using power tools, spray equipment and not be allergic to paint materials and odors.

Participant requirements

You are required to provide and wear safety clothing and footwear such as a long sleeve shirt and pants (preferably overalls) and full covered closed shoes (preferably work boots or shoes). Personal protective equipment such as mandatory respirator, eye and hearing protection will be supplied; however you may bring your own.