Improvement begins by investing in continuous learning As Benjamin Franklin has quoted;

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”

Today’s efficiency driven crash repair market and the constantly increasing quality demand of car owners requires high skills and craftsmanship of the repair shop staff for the business to operate profitable and most importantly sustainable.
Invisible repair is the ultimate goal of every bodyshop and technician to satisfy the owner of the car.
Today’s auto-refinishes paints are high tech chemical products, even the best paint in the world will not guarantee the perfect and profitable repair without knowledge
Nippon Paint Group AR is committed in investing in the future business of the bodyshop by catering state of the art training program. Working closely with the bodyshop staff focusing on helping the bodyshop to achievement its dream.

Surface Preparation (Nax Premila/Nax E3)

Proper preparation of the vehicles surface is the key to success, and auto refinishing is not an exception.
No matter how good the topcoat is, if the underlying preparation system is weak the result is defective.
A well planned and performed quality surface preparation is the foundation of an exceptional finish.
Poor preparation may be hidden but eventually it will show itself in the topcoat, and can result in a costly re-do.

Surface Preparation training focuses on improving knowledge and practical skills of the painters of the correct selection and execution of a preparation system to get the job done right at first time.
Objectives

Identify and prepare the different substrates used in collision repair

Execute invisible repair according to TDS specifications, using pre-selected products.

Select and use appropriate personal protection equipment

Benefits

Increased production as result of selected and effective preparation systems

Material savings due to more efficient paint product selection

Minimize risk of errors and / or re-do’s due to improved preparation techniques

Subjects
  • Surface Recognition
  • Washing & Degreasing
  • Sanding System & Process
  • Polyester Bodyfiller & Sanding
  • Masking & Tools
  • Primers & Primer Surfacers
  • Spraygun Calibration
Target group

Collision repair shop staff; preppers or vehicle painters involved in preparation. Selected delegates should have equal level of experience.

Delegate profile

Beginners and staff with basic knowledge in auto refinishing repair process.

Group Size

4 – 6 delegates

Duration

2 days (16 hrs)

Topcoat Application (Nax Premila/Nax E3)

Auto Refinishing is a cosmetic work, in the means of returning the car to its pre accident condition.
A professional sprayer is an artist restoring the paint finish to its original condition.
Building on a solid high quality preparation work, the high skill of the sprayer will determine the quality of the final result, which leads to satisfied customers.
Topcoat Application training focuses on helping experienced painters to master solvent or water borne topcoat systems through well balanced theory and hands-on practical exercises. Delegates will acquire multiple solutions of application, spot repair and blending techniques.
Objectives Apply the selected topcoat system using professional application techniques, according to TDS specification.

Achieve invisible repair through easy and fast application process

Benefits Increased production and paint material saving.

Minimized risk of application errors and / or re-do’s.

Subjects
  • Basic of Coatings
  • Masking
  • Spraygun operation & calibration
  • Application Techniques
  • Blending Techniques
  • Topcoat Curing
  • Polishing
  • Equipment
Target group

Collision repair shop staff; apprentice and vehicle painters
Selected trainees should have a similar experience level

Delegate profile

Delegates should attended: Nax Premila or Nax E3 Surface Preparation training or have sufficient knowledge of auto refinish repair process, paint products & application.

Group Size

4 – 6 delegates

Duration

2 days (16 hrs)

Colour Tinting (Nax Premila/Nax E3)

Colour is one of the key criteria at the purchase of a vehicle. Automotive OEM closely follows the actual colour trend and fashion, by introducing new appealing and sophisticated colour using in many case special pigments.
These sophisticated colours and pigment require clearer understanding of their behavior to create that invisible repair.
Colour Tinting training teaches the principles of colour perception, color behavior and color correction. The delegates learn the tinting procedures that will enable them to control off-shade paint. The training goes into extensive detail on single stage and two stage solids, metallic and pearl colour correction.
Objectives Through colour assessment determine the necessity for tinting
Use the colour documentation in an effective way
Achieve a good colour match between the original car colour and the repair paint using a minimum of time and materials
Benefits Labour time and paint savings due to efficient colour tinting process
Minimize risk of errors and / or re-do’s
Subjects
  • Colour Process OEM/Auto Refinishing
  • Colour Theory
  • Colour Identification
  • Solid Colour
  • Effect Colours
  • Colour Affinity Test
Target group

Collision repair shop staff; painters and / or colour mixers.
Selected delegates should frequently be engaged in colour matching activities

Delegate profile

Delegates should attended: Nax Premila or Nax E3 Topcoat Application training or have sufficient knowledge of auto refinish repair process, paint products & application.

Group Size

6 – 8 delegates

Duration

2 days (16 hrs)

Paint Error Prevention

There are number of common and costly errors that can occur along the process of the repair painting. Getting the job done right at first time is easier and more cost effective than keep redoing the work due to defects in the repair paint work.
Each re-do results in the loss of double shop time, causing delay in the work-flow and reducing the efficiency.
Efficiency = Profit.
The training will enable delegates to discover possible risks causing the errors and take appropriate actions to prevent the occurrence. Delegates will be exposed to the proper methodology used to analyze and prevent application errors. Defects presented must be defined and analyzed. Presentations, discussions, exercises, and group works, will make clear how problems can be prevented.
Objectives Identify and define errors during the repair process of a car.
Analyze what causes the errors and when it happened, to prevent future reoccurrence.

Benefits Reducing the number of errors by upgrading the knowledge level of the body shops employees
Labour time and paint material savings, due to efficient repair procedures

Subjects
  • HSE (personal protection)
  • System Selection Defects
  • Cleaning Defect
  • Sanding Defects
  • Bodyfiller & Putty Application Defects
  • Component Selection & Mixing Defects
  • Paint Application Defects
  • Equipment & Tools Defects
Target group

Collision repair shop staff; apprentice and vehicle painters
Selected trainees should have a similar experience level

Delegate profile

Delegates should attended: Nax Premila or Nax E3 Surface Preparation and Topcoat Application training or have sufficient knowledge of auto refinish repair process, paint products & application.

Group Size

6 – 8 delegates

Duration

2 days (16 hrs)

3 Coat Pearl

Colour is one of the key criteria at the purchase of a vehicle. Automotive OEM closely follows the actual colour trend and fashion, by introducing new appealing and sophisticated colour using in many case special pigments.
These sophisticated colours and pigment require clearer understanding of their behavior to create that invisible repair.
Colour Tinting training teaches the principles of colour perception, color behavior and color correction. The delegates learn the tinting procedures that will enable them to control off-shade paint. The training goes into extensive detail on single stage and two stage solids, metallic and pearl colour correction.
Objectives Through colour assessment determine the necessity for tinting
Use the colour documentation in an effective way
Achieve a good colour match between the original car colour and the repair paint using a minimum of time and materials

Benefits Labour time and paint savings due to efficient colour tinting process
Minimize risk of errors and / or re-do’s

Subjects
  • Colour Process OEM/Auto Refinishing
  • Colour Theory
  • Colour Identification
  • Solid Colour
  • Effect Colours
  • Colour Affinity Test
Target group

Collision repair shop staff; painters and / or colour mixers.
Selected delegates should frequently be engaged in colour matching activities

Delegate profile

Delegates should attended: Nax Premila or Nax E3 Topcoat Application training or have sufficient knowledge of auto refinish repair process, paint products & application.

Group Size

6 – 8 delegates

Duration

2 days (16 hrs)

Velocity Repair

Colour is one of the key criteria at the purchase of a vehicle. Automotive OEM closely follows the actual colour trend and fashion, by introducing new appealing and sophisticated colour using in many case special pigments.
These sophisticated colours and pigment require clearer understanding of their behavior to create that invisible repair.
Colour is one of the key criteria at the purchase of a vehicle. Automotive OEM closely follows the actual colour trend and fashion, by introducing new appealing and sophisticated colour using in many case special pigments.
These sophisticated colours and pigment require clearer understanding of their behavior to create that invisible repair.
Objectives Through colour assessment determine the necessity for tinting
Use the colour documentation in an effective way
Achieve a good colour match between the original car colour and the repair paint using a minimum of time and materials

Benefits Labour time and paint savings due to efficient colour tinting process
Minimize risk of errors and / or re-do’s
Subjects
  • Colour Process OEM/Auto Refinishing
  • Colour Theory
  • Colour Identification
  • Solid Colour
  • Effect Colours
  • Colour Affinity Test
Target group

Collision repair shop staff; painters and / or colour mixers.
Selected delegates should frequently be engaged in colour matching activities

Delegate profile

Delegates should attended: Nax Premila or Nax E3 Topcoat Application training or have sufficient knowledge of auto refinish repair process, paint products & application

Group Size

6 – 8 delegates

Duration

2 days (16 hrs)