The Standox training courses on offer for 2014 cover a wide range of skills and practices, enabling refinishers to do everything from brush up on the basics, to learn specialist techniques, such as three stage colour repairs. There is also a strong emphasis on colour match accuracy with dedicated colouristic and spectrophotometer courses.
Jodie Henly, Standox UK brand specialist, says, “Our training courses, which start in March will be very popular if previous years are any indication. We deliberately keep class numbers low to offer the best possible, most professional training experience. I would advise refinishers who are interested to book their places as soon as they can to avoid disappointment. Our course prices this year remain the same as 2013.”
The course details are as follows:
Advanced Standohyd Refinishing
This two-day course is suitable for refinishers with good overall knowledge and experience who want to increase their skills and efficiency. The course covers advanced refinishing techniques in detail, including Micro Repair, one-visit application and the latest repair techniques. The course also includes briefings on the new technology products, such as next generation clearcoats. Paint film rectification is also included. The Standox System Designer is also explained, with delegates able to design and take away a personalised Standox system chart for their bodyshop.
This course is NVQ accredited, and helps refinishers gain their NVQ Level 3 qualifications.
Course dates: 31 March/1 April 2014, 1/2 July 2014, 16/17 October 2014, 4/5 December 2014.
This two-day course teaches how to match and to mix metallic, pearl and xirallic colours accurately and quickly. Full background is given on how colours are created and the many systems currently available to help colour matching such as Color Box, Standowin, Smart Scales, on-line formulations and the Genius spectrophotometer. Delegates will be taught how to identify and to develop colours. Detailed advice is given on the valuable skill of assessing colour direction, which helps fast and accurate correction of formulations and variants to match the vehicle colour.
Course dates: 11/12 June 2014, 10/11 September 2014, 5/6 November 2014.
Standox Micro Repair
This one-day course will provide participants with specialist information on the repair procedures and products required to successfully repair vehicles in the process known as Micro Repair. Delegates will experience hands-on surface preparation and application guidance along with demonstrations, theoretical sessions and training directly relating to the repair of small zones on selected areas.
Course dates: 14 April 2014, 7 July 2014, 29 October 2014.
Standox Three Stage Colour
This two-day course has been designed to teach technicians the correct process and application of special three-stage finishes. It will demonstrate the proven repair methods and show practical tips on how to get the job done quickly and correctly, minimising costly rework. It will provide participants with specialist information on the procedures and products required for successful repairs in this type of finish, which is becoming increasingly popular with OEMs.
Course dates: 29/30 May 2014, 28/29 August 2014, 16/17 December 2014.
Standox Genius Colour Tool
This one-day course covers all the basic knowledge and expertise needed for getting the best results from the Genius spectrophotometer. Among other things, it will teach delegates how to use Standowin software – including personal databases, reports, stock control, on -screen colour video display, and colour information. Use of the Effect Navigator tool, which increases Genius’s search efficiency by identifying flake size on paintwork, is also covered as well as best practice, calibration, care and maintenance and much more.
Course dates: 17 April 2014, 23 July2014, 23 October 2014.
Standox is also running ATA Pre Assessments and ATA Senior Paint Technician Assessments:
One-day ATA Pre Assessments course:
6,10,17 March 2014, 1 May 2014, 5 June 2014, 7 July 2014, 1 August 2014, 1 September 2014, 1 October 2014.
One- and two-day ATA Senior Paint Technician Assessment courses:
7, 10, 24/25 March 2014, 7/8, 22/23 April 2014, 12/13 May 2014, 9/10, 23/24 June 2014, 14/15, 28/29 July 2014, 11/12, 26/27 August 2014, 8/9, 22/23 September 2014, 6/7, 20/21 October 2014, 3/4, 17/18 November 2014, 1/2 December 2014.
All courses will take place at the Standox Training Academy, Welwyn Garden City, Herts.
Full details are available from Standox distributors or on the Standox website www.standox.co.uk/training, where places can be booked online.
Standox, one of the global refinish coating brands from Axalta Coating Systems, is one of Europe’s leading automotive refinish brands. From its headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, the brand delivers high-quality results through its innovative product systems and superior paint technology. Standox provides premium product quality and in-depth consultancy to continue to build enduring relationships with its worldwide customers. Approvals from all major car manufacturers reflect the brand’s position as a leading partner to the automotive industry. Standox gives professional refinishers the assurance of perfect results every time.