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Wednesday, 26 January 2022 14:51

Ohio Collision Repair Students Learn New Waterborne Paint System  

Written by Editorial Staff, Morning Journal
Caleb Hammonds, Lorain County JVS collision repair junior, sprays a sample panel with the new waterborne paint system. Caleb Hammonds, Lorain County JVS collision repair junior, sprays a sample panel with the new waterborne paint system. Submitted photo

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Lorain County JVS collision repair students in Oberlin, OH, are getting ahead of the game in their career tech field thanks to the NAPA Auto Parts Elyria, OH, store. 

Rich Farmer, owner of the Elyria NAPA Auto Parts store, helped get a new waterborne paint system installed in the collision repair career tech lab.

 

Being a product of a career tech school himself, Farmer wanted to visit Lorain County JVS and learn more about its programs and see how to build on their partnership.

 

“I’ve been wanting to get a more modern paint system into my program,” said Lonnie Higey, Lorain County JVS collision repair instructor. “I’m thankful to NAPA for making this happen.”

 

“When I visited the program and learned of their need, I worked with my suppliers to provide the collision repair program with the latest and greatest waterborne paint program there is,” said Farmer.

 

According to Farmer, this system is so new, many body shops don’t have this technology yet, so the students at Lorain County JVS are ahead of the game.

 

“The waterborne paint system that was installed has scales and computers for measuring and this system shows the students how to mix the paint to get it to the exact amount, so there is minimal waste,” Farmer said.

 

“Being a waterborne product, it is much better for the environment than the former chemical base system, said Farmer. “Now you have ease of disposal, ease of cleaning up, safety with...


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