Technicians

The Cortec® Advanced Films (CAF) ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 2, 2018, was marked by excitement and mutual appreciation between Cortec Corporation and the city of Cambridge, Minn.
Cortec has been working side by side with local city government and businesses...
PPG has announced its schedule of collision refinish training classes for the second quarter of 2018.
Collision refinish courses set for April, May and June will cover PPG premium brands including the ENVIROBASE® High Performance, AQUABASE® Plus, DELTRON® and...
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Lately within the repair industry, there has been conversation about all of the innovations regarding material applications for lightweighting new vehicles. With an increased use of mixed materials, the repair industry faces the challenge of establishing robust repair...
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Industry veteran Donald Harrison likes to tell the following story about how he learned one of the most important lessons of his career just several years before retiring. 
Early one morning he was waiting to check in a special customer—a long-time friend and the...
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“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: The future can be better than the present. And I have the power to make it so,” said David Brooks, author, political and cultural commentator.  
It’s an exciting time in the collision...
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Proving the value in diagnostic and vehicle electronic repairs to insurance companies and customers involves building a process. Vehicles have many electronic parts and diagnostic systems, and OEMs recommend scanning vehicles with the asTech™ device. When those parts...
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Does it feel like our industry is going through a great awakening in terms of embracing new vehicle technologies? There are Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), safety systems and controls performing functions we never dreamed of. Most trade publications and industry...
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Accuracy is critical when it comes to vehicle repairs. Identifying the exact problems before repairs begin is in the best interest of repair technicians and repair shops. The best way to accomplish this is to have the technician perform a vehicle electronic test prior to...
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Trainer and consultant Mike Anderson of Collision Advice continues his new series of FREE monthly webinars, entitled “Learn to Research, Research to Learn,” with a session conducted March 23 from Fiat Chrysler’s headquarters.

“More than 700 people...
Ten years ago, if you told someone they could sit in the driver's seat, push a button and see a 360° view around that vehicle, they might not have believed you. But today, that feature—the Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan—is a reality and...
PAINT SHADING/BLENDING—HOW, WHY AND WHEN
Repainting typically falls into three categories: touch-up repainting, partial repainting and total repainting. Here, we’ll focus on partial repainting, which is where paint shading/blending comes in. If you’ve...
Team up with Toyota for expert advice on collision repair estimating, best practices and accountability. For the first time, industry expert Mike Anderson from Collision Advice will be teaching a course specific to Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The new B0030 Collision...
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Lincoln Electric® announces a new education offering as part of the U/LINC® welding and cutting curriculum program. Blueprint Reading is a comprehensive, multi-lesson curriculum module aimed at understanding and working from a typical welding blueprint.
Each lesson...
CHARLOTTE — Rarely does a company call both proud traditionalists and progressive adapters as their collective target client base.








Axalta trainer Ron Haddix demonstrated the paint lines in Axalta's facility in Charlotte, NC.



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One of the most common questions about infrared that we get asked is what difference does wave length (short wave vs medium wave) make when curing paint. To explain this, it is best to first understand what infrared is and how it works.

Infrared energy/radiation is part...