Tuesday, 26 September 2017 21:15

Seminars Give Hawaii Body Shops Opportunity to Learn Advanced Techniques and Procedures

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(L to R) Larry Montanez, P&L Consultants; Sabrina Dela Rama, The Tony Group; and Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel, at The Tony Group facility prior to the events being held (L to R) Larry Montanez, P&L Consultants; Sabrina Dela Rama, The Tony Group; and Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel, at The Tony Group facility prior to the events being held

The Automotive Body & Painting Association of Hawaii hosted two seminars in September, instructed by Larry Montanez from P&L Consultants. 

On Sept. 7, body shop owners, managers, technicians and estimators across the Hawaiian Islands attended “Tech Night---Repairing Cosmetic Aluminum.” It was held at Island Fender in Honolulu, which is owned by Van Takemoto. During the evening event, Montanez gave an overview of proper aluminum repair procedures and techniques for outer panels with cosmetic damage, which was followed by a hands-on demonstration. 


Two days later, on Sept. 9, Montanez led an estimating class at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu focused on metallurgy, crash management and advanced damage report writing. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the different strengths of steel and aluminum, including their functions and designs, different attachment methods, repairability and the specialized equipment required. Montanez also covered diagnosing damage, pre-measuring and pre-repair diagnostic scanning, as well as how vehicles absorb, transfer or manage applied collision energy forces. 


For more information about P&L Consultants, contact info@PnLEstimology.com. For details about The Automotive Body & Painting Association of Hawaii and upcoming events, contact ABPAH@hawaii.rr.com.

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