Published on May 20th 2022 in

GMSV polishes up with PPG

As General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) continues to grow in Australia, the company has approached PPG for specialist paint training for dealer pre-delivery staff.

With the Corvette Stingray sports car and Silverado truck hitting the roads in Australia, GMSV wants to ensure each one is delivered to its new owner looking its very best, so they contacted PPG. As it does for a variety of vehicle OEMs in the local market, PPG was only too happy to provide support.

“We set up a national training program tuned to the needs of GMSV dealer staff. The first session was held recently at PPG’s Victorian Training Centre, where we hosted six pre-delivery / detailing team members from GMSV dealers. It was a solid day of training that started with a morning presentation in which we gave an overview of what makes up the OEM paint layers. From there, we looked at potential issues they are likely to encounter, such as environmental fallout and how to finesse, along with how to conduct a thorough paintwork inspection and assessment,” said Fabian Gaida, PPG’s market development manager.

Ray England, PPG’s Victoria/Tasmania training manager, introduced the GMSV team to a range of high productivity products from surface finishing specialist Mirka, including Polarshine polishes and the company’s powerful and efficient range of electric tools.

Gaida continued: “The guys were hands-on as they were schooled in the best practice standard procedures for effective polishing and rectifying of paintwork to a high level. In addition, they were also provided with detailed information about common environmental contaminations, such as tar, animal faeces and tree sap, and the best way to tackle them. The participants were very appreciative and enthusiastic about building on their new skillset. Next up, the national training program will move to Queensland, followed by the other states.”

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