ABCT1570 Basic Refinish

Course Description

The refinish process includes many procedures and products. This course will look at the steps necessary to complete a variety of basic refinish practices. Students will be introduced to a variety of subjects related to the refinish process including abrasives, undercoats, and topcoats. Emphasis will be put on spray gun setup, spray techniques, and product application.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply refinishing safety practices.
  • Identify and explain appropriate refinishing process.
  • Select appropriate materials according to the technical data sheets.
  • Demonstrate surface preparation techniques according to materials being applied.
  • Show proper paint gun techniques.
  • Perform proper mixing of refinish materials according to the technical data sheets.
  • Apply base coat and clear coat according to Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and manufacturer standards.
  • Explain refinish material safety and environmental hazards.
  • Prepare plastic substrate for the refinish process in accordance with technical data sheets.
  • Identify differences between solvent and waterborne refinish materials.
  • Demonstrate safe shop operation practices.
  • Perform masking techniques to industry standards.


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4 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 2 lab, 0 other