Technicians

American Honda recently revised the position statement on glass usage. The ProFirst Certified network received this announcement first on June 21, 2018.

The updated statement is as follows:
 
SUBJECT: DRIVER ASSIST / SAFETY SYSTEMS MAY FAIL UNLESS OE PARTS USED
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PPG is on track with its support of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC). For the 10th year in a row, PPG will serve as the sole sponsor of the SCC’s New Hampshire chapter’s Track Walk fundraising event set for 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, at New...
PPG has released its schedule of collision refinish training classes for July, August and September. Classes cover key collision refinish subjects and are designed to ensure that paint technicians are up to date with PPG products, processes and technological advances. All...
PPG has announced the schedule for its custom refinish painting classes for July, August and September. Held at PPG Business Development Centers (BDCs) throughout the United States, PPG’s custom painting classes are part of the company’s overall commitment to...
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Let's bring attention to when diagnostic, scanning and calibration services are needed and the state of repair the vehicle needs to be in to accurately perform testing, scanning or calibrations. To do this, I’m going to break it down into four parts: diagnostics,...
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The scanning explosion began roughly two years ago. A couple vehicle manufactures published position statements to further emphasize the need for scanning their vehicles. These manufactures, as well as nearly all others, had stated the need in their repair procedures, but...
Heavy duty truck repairs present a tremendous opportunity for today’s collision repair industry. However, many repair professionals who focus on heavy duty trucks are challenged to find the standard operating procedures and specialized products needed to deliver high-...
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If you’re old enough, you probably remember a time when buying an inexpensive, small car meant being banished to some kind of automotive purgatory. Buyers almost invariably ended up with a four-wheel something sporting cheap materials, a thin metal skin and whiney...
Toyota’s new state-of-the-art Collision Repair & Refinish Training Facility in Plano, Texas now provides a full line up of classes, in addition to the classes offered at the Torrance, California, West Caldwell, New Jersey and Jacksonville, Florida collision...
Workplace diversity is a priority across all PPG Industries’ business units. Supporting that corporate-wide commitment — a key part of PPG’s core values — the Automotive Refinish division of PPG recently released a video celebrating the company...
Miller Electric Mfg. LLC announces the WE BUILD VIP Experience sweepstakes to recognize the mutual appreciation between Miller and welders who use Miller® equipment. It’s the second giveaway in 2018 as part of the WE BUILD campaign, which honors the many ways that...
PPG has introduced a course to train technicians in the craft of refinish preparation. The course is intended to answer a critical industry need for knowledgeable and skilled assistant technicians. The two-day class, called “Refinish Preparation Specialist Training,...
Today, Dent Fix launched the new video-based educational platform and event information center available on their newly enhanced website: www.DentFix.com.
 
The goal of the initiative is to gather all the repair knowledge the company has acquired over the last 39...
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Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on understanding plastic and composite repair with adhesives. See Part One to learn how to make successful plastic repairs with adhesives, plus why shop management should carefully consider the cost of...
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There I was reviewing estimates at a shop and found “floor pull” written on two estimates where the damage was assessed by the same insurance adjuster. As the shop manager and I were discussing the issue with floor pulls the insurance adjuster walked up to the...