Non-structural Repair Decisions — Intermediate 

In just five-days estimators will change their level of confidence by learning the how-to of collision repair. Advanced technology outer and inner panel usage has changed repair strategies. Participants witness dent repairs in steel and aluminum panels. Blends and refinishing using waterborne paint is completed in the lab for comprehension of how much area is truly affected during the repair process and specific R&I operations needed to complete the repair. Is color sand and buff or denib a legitimate line item? Bumper cover repairs including tab replacement and an overview of restraint information finishes out the week.

This hands-on training seminar is required for estimators to understand repair time and make competent decisions in repair strategy. Refreshed again for 2014 and includes latest advances in vehicle construction, shop tools and repair materials.

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of estimate writing equivalent to "Introduction to Collision Damage Assessment Training."

You Will Learn About and Understand:
  • Dent repair in steel and aluminum and make quality judgments on reparability and
    time required to complete a repair
  • Refinishing, blending and tinting decisions
  • Plastics repair
  • Restraints
Who Should Attend

Anyone estimating or appraising collision damage who needs to learn the technical side of repairs to make informed repair or replace decisions.

Inside desk reviewers, quality control reviewers as well as estimators and appraisers applying information would see a return on their training investment within weeks. Without technical repair knowledge, accuracy and integrity is truly unattainable.

Find up-to-date information on seminar dates, times and fees.

I-Car Alliance Point Eligible - Point Value (8)
I-CAR EstimatorI-CAR Auto Physical Damage Appraiser


Mel Schampers—Mel is an FVTC collision damage assessment trainer with 40 years of industry background. His extensive training and experience includes all facets of auto collision assessment and repair. He is certified through ASE as a master certified technician in auto collision, I-CAR Platinum individual and I-CAR Instructor, Weld test administrator and certified State of Wisconsin TCS Teacher, published author ABRN and NACE presenter.

To learn more about our Collision Damage Assessment Training,
contact Mel Schampers at
or call (920) 996-2914.

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