Members of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Education Committee are working with the United Application Standards Group (UASG) at the 2013 SEMA Show to present free demonstrations on proper ways to approach Removal and Installation (R&I) of vehicle components for the application of wraps and graphics. The UASG represents hundreds of professional graphic installers across the United States, and is dedicated to the development and success of automotive graphics installation businesses.
The educational presentations will be held in the UASG booth on Wednesday from
3:30 - 4:15 and Thursday from 12:00 - 12:45. The workshop description is as follows:
SCRS Presents: Disassembly / Reassembly Tips from Repair Experts
Come join us for a live demonstration and workshop presented by collision repair experts from the Society of Collision Repair Specialists Education Committee, who will highlight how repair technicians properly remove and reinstall items on a Dodge Challenger. This workshop will demonstrate the necessary tools and the proper processes for removing items such as mirrors, moldings, door handles, emblems, etc. If you are able to remove obstacles from the vehicle, installers can eliminate additional cuts and patches to your wrap ensuring your finished product looks like paint! This is a great opportunity to interact with technical professionals who can help you enhance your reputation as one who goes the extra mile to make your wraps look stunningly beautiful!
"The collaboration of SCRS and the UASG at this year's SEMA Show is an exciting opportunity for the UASG members to gain valuable insight on the de-assembly (disassembly seems a more appropriate word, but since it is her quote(?) of vehicles in preparation for installing personalized vehicle wraps," shared UASG President Julie Martin. "The ability for repair specialists and graphic installers to collaborate through education opportunities that serve to improve our businesses will ultimately build better understanding and access to industry expertise."
The demos will be conducted on a Dodge Challenger, which the UASG is using in a contest for their members. Their members design different wraps and compete to see which four designs will be chosen. This year the theme is Rock N Roll, and the designs will incorporate this theme. The winner's designs are then produced and installed on the Dodge Challenger during the installation demonstrations that go on in their booth each day. Dodge has donated the car for their use in the booth this year.
"Collision repairers serve very important roles to our communities and the customers we serve, and the technical expertise we have is equally valuable to many others in related automotive markets," added SCRS Chairman Ron Reichen. "Helping to create awareness about the skills necessary to properly approach repair tasks fits perfectly into SCRS' mission, and nicely compliments our focus on education at the SEMA Show with our Repairer Driven Education series. We are thrilled to work with the UASG and excited that we can fill this type of need at the Show."
For a full list of all the sessions offered in each of the tracks can be found online at www.semashow.com/scrs.
The 2013 RDE series is currently sponsored by supportive industry organizations such as SEMA, PPG Refinish, GM Genuine Parts, BASF Refinish, Ford Motor Company, AkzoNobel Coatings, HERTZ, PBES (a division of AAIA), LKQ, Sherwin Williams and AASP.
About SEMA and the SEMA Show: The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details available at www.semashow.com, www.sema.org, or phone
About SCRS' RDE Series
REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series features seminar offerings, many of which are uniquely designed and being offered only at the 2013 SEMA Show. The series will be offered either as individual sessions, or as a package, and registrants will have the option to attend seven regular session seminars which will be delivered between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day of the show. Each of the courses has been individually selected by, or crafted for, SCRS because the content specifically focuses on information that is relevant to collision repair professionals and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives within the collision repair industry. Register at www.semashow.com/scrs.
Through its direct members and 40 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of over 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is avail-able at the SCRS Web site: www.scrs.com. You can e-mail SCRS at the following address:
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