I-CAR to Offer Early Access to Aluminum Repair Course at NACE
July 24, 2014—I-CAR will offer its new Aluminum Panel Repair and Replacement (APR01) course at the 2014 NACE/CARS Expo & Conference, before it is open to the rest of the industry, the organization announced Wednesday.
The three-credit course meets training requirements for non-structural technicians, estimators and auto physical damage appraisers in I-CAR’s Professional Development Program.
“Being able to properly assess damage and repair or replace exterior panels requires understanding the properties, characteristics, design, and construction of aluminum,” Josh McFarlin, I-CAR’s director of curriculum and product development, said. “Making the right decisions at the right time can play a role in improving KPIs like cycle time and CSI.”
Students will participate in group activities in hammer and dolly use, using heat with aluminum, paintless dent repair, weld-on and glue-on dent removal, and preventing corrosion. The course also offers demonstrations and explanations of several panel attachment and removal methods and welding.
To register for Aluminum Panel Repair and Replacement course, visit the I-CAR website.