With its Silverado truck and Corvette Stingray sports car 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 happy to provide support, says Fabian Gaida, PPG market development manager.

“We set up a national training program tuned to the needs of GMSV dealer staff, and 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 where we gave an overview of what makes up the OEM paint layers. From there we looked at common 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.

After lunch, PPG Victoria / Tasmania training manager, Ray England, 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. 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 GMSV team were very appreciative and enthusiast about building on their new skillset. Next up, the national training program will move onto Queensland, followed by the other states.”

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