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Mon, Feb 27



Skills Competition - Auto Paint

Auto Paint Competition w/ Craig Sindall

Skills Competition - Auto Paint
Skills Competition - Auto Paint

Time & Location

Feb 27, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

NDSS, 245 Belleville Rd, Napanee, ON K7R 3M7, Canada


PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST:  Students will demonstrate the painting skills involved in the automotive collision repair industry. Each competitor’s comprehension of auto refinishing repair terms, procedures and their ability to perform these tasks in a safe and professional manner will be evaluated.

Duration of contest

6 hours at N.D.S.S. 8:30 -2:30 pm

Competitors will be judged on their general knowledge of the automotive refinishing process with particular attention paid to:

Skills and Knowledge to be tested

• Prepare and refinish a plastic bumper

- Including the application of filler repair materials

- the application of cleaners, primer and paint

• Prepare and finish a small fender dent

- Including the application of repair materials

- the application of cleaners, primer and base paint

- the application of clear coat

  • Read and follow written instructions

- including MSDS and TSB provided by the competition event chair

Equipment materials and clothing

Equipment and material provided by Limestone District School Board

  • Waterborne technology will be used for this competition
  • All clear coat products will be low V.O.C.
  • Work table
  • Protective equipment other than individual protective gear (PPE)
  • Spray guns (Supplied by SATA)
  • Air supplied respirators
  • Disposable gloves (Nitrile)
  • Dual action sanders and supplies
  • Blow gun
  • Hazardous spill kit
  • Fresh air Respiratory protection

Equipment and material provided by the competitor

  • Personal painters tools, blocks, applicators, file boards
  • Painters coveralls
  • Work place coveralls

Safety Equipment

List of required personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by competitors

  • Safety Glasses with non-tinted clear
  • Coveralls
  • CSA approved Safety shoes
  • Safety Gloves
  • Welding helmet
  • Dust Mask
  • Leather gloves
  • Hearing protection
  • Charcoal filter respirator


To be completed by judges selected by the competition chair

Point breakdown

Totals 1000

Repair a plastic bumper including use of material 200

Refinish plastic bumper including clean-up of work area using base/clear paint 300

Repair a dent on steel panel 200

Refinish steel panel using base/clear paint 300

Note to competitors; inappropriate use of material and or safety equipment may lead to point deduction and or disqualification.

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