Well, I have mentioned that I was going to blog about our waterborne experience in our collision repair program at Butler Community College, but I don’t think that is going to happen this year after all.
I guess there was a major confusion on my part, as I understood that PPG and Car Color Automotive Finishes was going to switch us out. For two years I have asked them to provide me a total cost of the transition so I could find funding for it. Last semester it was my understanding that all we needed to purchase was the gun washer and a dedicated paint gun and they were going to cover the paint cost. However, Car Color stopped by to visit me today with an invoice of about $10,000. Well, it’s a little late for them to change their mind or make a final decision for the cost, as I did not seek funding for this.
To make a long story short, Butler County Community College will NOT be using waterborne this school year.
I apologize to any students that were expecting waterborne paint. However, we will make it right. We have some folks on our advisory board that use waterborne paint at Auto Craft. I will contact them to see if we can purchase some paint from them so we can have some exposure and training on waterborne paint.
Perhaps a collision repair program or body shop that is using waterborne paint could fill my shoes and post a few articles about their waterborne experience for us on Collision Blast.