Cromax, one of the three global refinish brands of Axalta, introduces a series of training videos entitled Let’s get to work. The videos focus on everyday repair methods and are carried out by one of their technical experts. The aim of the tutorials is to show the correct use of Cromax paint products and application processes, acting as a valuable tool for all Cromax refinishers as well as a refresher for refinishers who have attended face-to-face training courses at one of the Axalta training centres. The videos, which can be easily accessed on the Cromax website and on the Cromax YouTube channel free of charge, are designed to increase body shop productivity.
The first tutorial in the series gives Cromax Pro Basecoat application guidelines for a side panel repair of a Volkswagen Polo in Reflex Silver. The technical expert begins by highlighting key aspects that need to be considered at the start of the repair – like climate and gun settings – before the product is even touched. From there he demonstrates a one and a half coat application process, a good effect coat with close and controlled overlap zones, good hiding and full mottling control, describing the steps at each point in the process.
The second video deals with the repair of a bonnet in Reflex Silver and delves into clouding and mottling issues, whilst the third video highlights blending by showing best practice processes, taking the viewer through each step of the process. The fourth video focuses on tricky tri-stage repairs including blending. The fifth video looks at the Cromax ultra-performance energy system by showcasing two different types of repairs on one vehicle. Lastly, the sixth video highlights an easier and more reliable way to find the correct colour formula using simple and effective digital colour retrieval processes using Genius iQ spectrophotometer and Standowin iQ software.
Paul Polverino, Axalta Australian Training Manager, said: “Our customers are at the forefront of everything we do, which is why at Cromax we live by our ethos of delivering More than just paint to our customers. And these new videos certainly support that. They form part our arsenal of training tools that are designed to ensure everyone who uses our products and services do so in the best and most productive way possible.”
“These videos will help make our refinishers’ lives easier by offering simple, accurate and highly accessible application instructions – direct from the experts,” concluded Polverino.