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Friday, 03 March 2017 22:24

I-CAR® Approves Polyvance's PR-02 Plastic Repair & Refinishing Course

Polyvance Announces I CAR Industry Training


Plastic repair is gaining in importance as more body shops are realizing its impact on gross profit margin and cycle time.

Shops wanting to improve their plastic repair capabilities have few places to turn to for training on the many facets of the art such as plastic identification, dent removal, repair processes, refinishing, and retexturing.


To address this need for training, Polyvance is proud to announce that its PR-02 Plastic Repair and Refinishing Course is now approved for I-CAR® credit hours and/or Knowledge Area recognition through the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance® program.


The PR-02 Plastic Repair and Refinishing course is offered exclusively at Polyvance’s training center in Rainsville, Alabama. This two-day training class is the industry’s most comprehensive course for beginner and experienced technicians alike, providing hands-on experience in all of the essential skills required for bumper, headlight, and underhood plastic repair.


The learning objectives for the course are as follows:


· Identification of different plastic types


· Removing dents from bumper


· Welding tears in bumpers


· Repairing torn slot tabs


· Repairing torn mounting flanges


· Repairing torn flexible hinge tabs


· Repairing holes


· Repairing thermoset polyurethane (PUR) bumpers


· Refinishing and retexturing plastic bumpers


· Welding of other plastic bumpers such headlights, bottles, fender liners, etc.


Donnie Foster, a body technician from Downs Paint & Body of Milton, FL, recently took the course and said, “I’ve been doing this for 17 years; I’m I-CAR Platinum and I’ve taken all the courses – structural, welding, and so on. This was the best, most informative course I’ve ever taken. Well worth the time and money.”


North American shops interested in scheduling this training may register online at or call 800-633-3047. The cost of the course is $500 per person. Students completing this course are eligible for 13 credit hours under the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance program.


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