Paint repairs are not only judged on the finish, but also on their seamless colour match with existing paintwork. To assist paint technicians with finding the right colour, choose the correct formulation and mix the paint, Cromax offers a whole range of colour tools. The ChromaManager course guides refinishers through the available range of tools and explains their different roles.
The one-day course starts with a morning theory session. Trainers show participants how to find information about paint colours that will help them with identification. Using the ColorNet Pro system, paint technicians learn how to search for, to match and to formulate a colour. They then work out how much paint they need for a repair using the volume suggestion tool on the ColorNet Pro system. Afterwards, they find out how to put together and access a personal database of colour information. Many bodyshops are unaware of the host of features that ColorNet Pro has to offer. These include an extensive array of reporting functions, covering paint consumption, average mix and deviation reports, stock control and order management. This course offers a good introduction to working with this sophisticated software. And it shows technicians how to access colour formulations on the web that are not yet on the ColorNet Pro CD, and how to import these into their own system.
Trainers also give paint technicians tuition in calibrating and caring for the ChromaVision spectrophotometer. This highly productive, digital colour retrieval tool measures the vehicle paint colour, then selects the closest colour formula to match based on pre-set search criteria.
Participants also learn how to use the flake selector in combination with ChromaVision and get to work with on-line colour pages, the colour video display and many other tools that make colour matching easy and straightforward. The colour tool training course also covers the use of visual displays for variants and alternates and touches on other available Cromax colour tools.
After the theory in the morning, participants have the opportunity to try out the tools in a practical afternoon session. They take a ChromaVision colour reading, develop the corresponding formulation, mix the colour, spray the paint and then check the results. Once paint technicians have completed this course, they will find using the colour tools from Cromax couldn’t be easier.
Paint technicians at all levels
£120 + VAT
All equipment provided apart from safety footwear