Plastic repair GURUS since 1981
Plastic Repair Training
The use of plastics on cars and trucks will continue to expand in the future as OEMs strive to meet fuel economy mandates. If you want to profit from opportunities to repair damaged plastic panels, you need the knowledge to get the job done
Polyvance provides hands-on training courses that will help you properly identify, repair, and refinish automotive plastics. Polyvance’s training organization is accredited by ASE-ATMC as an adult education provider and is an approved I-CAR® Industry Training Alliance® program training provider.
We offer several types of courses as described below. Except for the free courtesey training that is included with the purchase of a nitrogen plastic welder, our courses are recognized by I-CAR’s Industry Training Alliance® program. Students who successfully complete these approved training are eligible to apply for I-CAR credit hour(s) and/or Knowledge Area recognition.
PR-01 — Introduction to Nitrogen Plastic Welding
|Description||If you want to learn properly how to use the nitrogen plastic welder and make quality repairs on plastic bumpers, then this is the course for you. Click here for more info and to register.|
|Time Required||3 hours|
|Location||At your location|
|I-CAR Training Aliance?||Yes - 3 hours. I-CAR credits are included with the cost of this course because Polyvance is an I-CAR Sustaining Partner.|
|Cost||$500 per session for up to three students simultaneously.|
PR-02 — Two-Day Plastic Repair & Refinishing
|Description||This is your course if you want a deeper understanding of plastic bumper repair and refinishing. Originally offered to our bumper recycling customers, this class covers plastic ID, nitrogen plastic welding, dent removal, filling, priming, and texturing.
Click here for more info and to register.
|Time Required||2 days|
|Location||At our factory in Rainsville, Alabama|
|I-CAR Training Alliance?||Yes - 13 hours. I-CAR credits are included with the cost of this course because Polyvance is an I-CAR Sustaining Partner.|
|Cost||$600 per person|
PR-03 — Headlight Repair Course
|Description||In this course, you will learn to evaluate whether a headlight can be repaired, and if it can, you will learn how to repair them with a nitrogen welding system. Click here for more info and to register.|
|Time Required||About 1.5 hours|
|I-CAR Training Alliance?||Yes - 1 hour. I-CAR credits are included with the cost of this course because Polyvance is an I-CAR Sustaining Partner.|
|Cost||$49 per person|
PR-04 — One Day Plastic Repair & Refinishing
|Description||Our PR-04 One Day Plastic Repair & Refinishing course is designed to prepare a student with basic body shop knowledge and skills to understand the complete process of repairing and refinishing a plastic bumper cover. The majority of focus will be placed on PP-blend bumper covers, but the course will also touch on PUR (thermoset polyurethane) bumpers and other plastic parts, such as headlights and washer bottles.
This course will be a condensed version of our two-day course offered at the factory. This course is intended to be delivered in the customer’s place of business, so the facilities for instruction will not be as complete. Due to time and facility constraints, some compromises will have to be made with regard to instruction.Click here for more info. Call 800-633-3047 to register.
|Time Required||1 Day|
|I-CAR Training Alliance?||Yes - 7 hours. I-CAR credits are included with the cost of this course because Polyvance is an I-CAR Sustaining Partner.|
|Cost||$900 per session for up to four students simultaneously (assuming two welders and workstations are available at your shop for the training). After we receive your training request and payment, Polyvance’s training manager will discuss scheduling and logistics with you and provide you with an estimate of travel expenses.|
EPR-01 — Estimating Plastic Repair
|Description||Estimating Plastic Repair is an online, self-paced course designed to educate collision damage estimators and technicians on determining the repairability of damaged plastic parts. The course is designed to educate someone with no prior knowledge of plastics or the repair of plastics to the point where they can confidently discuss the differences in plastic types and repair methods with technicians, and to be able to quickly determine whether a damaged plastic part is a candidate for repair or if it should be replaced. The course is divided into four modules. Click here for more info.|
|Time Required||Each module will take about 20-30 minutes, for a total of about two hours.|
|I-CAR Training Alliance?||Yes - This course has been approved by I-CAR for 2 hours of annual training credit for the Estimator, APDA, and Production Management I-CAR roles. I-CAR credits are included with the cost of this course because Polyvance is an I-CAR Sustaining Partner.|
Courtesy Training on Use of Nitrogen Welder
|Description||This training is offered at no cost to customers who purchase a new 6085-C or 6080-CG nitrogen plastic welding system. Focuses on the proper use of the equipment and two basic welding techniques.|
|Time Required||1 hour|
|Location||At your site|
|I-CAR Training Alliance?||No|