Continuous training for today’s aerospace coatings painting professionals is required to stay current on the most up-to-date products and application methods available in the maintenance repair and operations industry. So when they participate in the new 2014 aerospace coatings training program from Sherwin-Williams they will expand their skill sets: from applying new chrome and lead hazard free surface treatments and primer systems; to spraying the latest in technology-driven high-quality topcoats.
The company announces its extensive 2014 training program schedule, which includes a series of two-day classes on: April 16–17; June 18-19; Sept. 17–18; and Nov. 5–6. All classes will be held in the Sherwin-Williams Andover (Wichita) Kan. training facilities.
In particular, training will now include work with SKYscapes®, a new basecoat/clearcoat exterior paint system that delivers fast processing time, improved color and gloss retention, and easy maintenance. Training and mastering the SKYscapes paint system will allow aviation maintenance repair facilities and their paint shops to augment production schedules and turnaround more paint jobs.
During the two-day session all participants will learn about the latest industry developments and products in the following areas:
• Surface Pretreatment
• Primer Systems
• Top Coats
o Jet Glo®
o Jet Glo Express™
o Acry Glo® and Acry Glo® HS
“Our two-day training programs are designed for all levels of paint shop personnel,” says Julie Voisin, Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Product Manager. “New technicians can become better acquainted with our products and the best application techniques, while seasoned pros can take time to refine their skills in an actual shop setting. Our goal is to have every participant leave with inspiration and ideas to help them create the best paint jobs possible back at their own shops, on every plane, every time.”
All training sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A per-person registration fee of $299 includes classroom and hands-on training with skilled industry professionals; a training book and related materials; all necessary safety equipment; catered lunch each day; and certified training certificate. The training center is equipped with many types of spray equipment, including electrostatic guns. However, attendees may bring their own spray equipment if they prefer.