SELF-EVALUATION TEST AUTOMOBILE PAINTING by fjn47816

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									                         SELF-EVALUATION TEST
                         AUTOMOBILE PAINTING


This test contains four modules dealing with the knowledge
and skills required to obtain a competency card in the field
of automobile painting.

   Theory
   Repair
   Polishing
   Colour matching
Identification
Last name:
First name:
C/C #:

After completing each module, enter your results in the table below by checking
the appropriate box.

                                                 I need to refresh my knowledge

                        I am ready for the   Self-training guide        Course
                              exam
Theory

Repair

Polishing

Colour matching



To ensure rapid processing of your qualification record, you can inform us of
your results by telephone at 514-288-3003.


Version: 2007-05-23
The CPA Montréal developed this self-evaluation test in collaboration with
Emploi-Québec in order to avoid you being disappointed when you receive the
results of your qualification exam. The goal of the self-evaluation test is to help
assess your knowledge of automobile painting. This test will also help you
determine what level you have reached in the learning process before you decide to
take the qualification exam.

In order to be accurate, the test must be taken with seriousness and honesty,
especially since it will be used to determine the amount of training that is necessary
or the extent to which you are ready for the professional qualification exam.

The results will be used for general evaluation only and will not be included in your
file. It will be used especially to guide you in preparing for the exam.

Directions:

Simply check the “Yes” or “No” box located to the right of each question.



For example:                                                                        Yes   No

   1. Can you identify the three primary colours?                                    X

After finishing each module, count the number of “Yes” answers and write it in the
space provided to find out your results.

For example:
   Write down the total number of “Yes” answers:         14.        .


   If you have:
      •   between 16 and 20, you are ready for the qualification exam for this module.
      •   between 12 and 16, you need to refresh your knowledge that deals with this module
          (self-training guide).
      •   less than 12, you need to refresh your knowledge that deals with this
          module (course).




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                                MODULE 1 – THEORY
                                                                                      Yes   No
1. Do you know how to identify the different techniques used by automobile
   manufacturers to protect bodies (e.g. against rust or oxidation)?

2. Do you know how to use the instruments for calculating weights and
   measurements (graduated scale, measuring cup and scale)?

3. Do you know how to find defects that could result in a poor paint job?

4. Can you find the causes of a problem related to surface preparation?

5. Can you list the different types of paint on the market?

6. Do you know how to properly prepare a surface for painting, as per the
   manufacturer’s recommendations?

7. Can you explain your preference for using one type of primer as opposed
   to another?

8. Can you identify the colour code for two-tone painting?

9. Can you get the proper formula, using the paint manufacturer’s manual, to mix a
   tint that matches the colour of the vehicle you are painting?

10. Do you know how to solve the following problems: runs, dirt in the finish, fish
    eyes, rough and orange-peel?

11. Do you know how to solve the following problems: tint opacity, crystallization
    and streaking?

12. Do you know what personal safety measures to take when using paint products?

13. Do you know what may result from a sudden change in the air pressure of a
    paint gun?

14. Can you list the reasons for washing plastic components before carrying out
    a repair?

15. Can you explain the recommended procedure for repairing flexible, semi-flexible
    or rigid plastic parts with TPO, TPU, SMC and others?




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                             THEORY (CONT.)
                                                                                        Yes   No

16. Can you explain the procedure for repairing plastic parts with a decorative motif
    (textured finish)?

17. Do you know the procedure for removing products used when moulding plastic
    parts (release agent)?

18. Do you know the role of the different primers used for preparing surfaces prior
    to painting?

19. Can you identify the various systems used for classifying sandpaper by
    grit number?

20. Can you explain the process used to darken a metallic colour during painting?




   Write down the total number of “Yes” answers: _________________


    If you have:
        •    between 16 and 20, you are ready for the qualification exam for this module.
        •    between 12 and 16, you need to refresh your knowledge that deals with this
             module (self-training guide).
        •    less than 12, you need to refresh your knowledge that deals with this
             module (course).




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                                  MODULE 2 – REPAIR

                                                                                             Yes No
1. Can you explain the role of a tag rag?

2.   Do you know how to touch               up    a   base   coat   as   per   the   paint
     manufacturer’s recommendations?

3. Can you recognize a proper base coat application?

4.   Can you correctly carry out the partial painting of a body part using a
     base coat/clear coat (bc/cc) system?

5.   Can you repair a panel with a direct gloss urethane enamel system?

6. Are you capable of blending the cover coat?

7. Do you know the different thinners and catalysts used in paint?

8.   Do you know the proper method for treating base metal and for applying the
     appropriate base coats?

9. Do you know the techniques for applying and sanding body filler?

10. Do you know the procedure for preparing a vehicle surface for repainting?

11. Do you know the different safety guidelines to follow when painting?

12. Can you handle a spray gun?

13. Do you know why it is important to keep the spray gun in good condition and
    clean it after each use?

14. Can you list the different products used for repairing surfaces?

15. Do you know the different technical references for the products needed when
    repairing a surface?

16. Do you know how to get the paint chamber ready for the vehicle?




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                            REPAIR (CONT.)
                                                                                    Yes No

17. Do you know how to prepare the right amount of paint required for the surface
    you will be painting?

18. Do you know the different techniques used for blending paint?

19. Can you do touch-ups?

20. Do you know the different sandpapers used for repairing surfaces and for
    sanding old finish?



Write down the total number of “Yes” answers: _________________


If you have:
   •   between 16 and 20, you are ready for the qualification exam for this module.
   •   between 12 and 16, you need to refresh your knowledge that deals with this module
       (self-training guide).
   •   less than 12, you need to refresh your knowledge that deals with this
       module (course).




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                             MODULE 3 - POLISHING
                                                                                      Yes No
1.   When polishing a surface, do you know the procedures to follow and techniques
     to observe?
2.   Can you explain why the rotation speed of a polisher must be adjustable?

3.   Are you familiar with manufacturers’ recommendations for sandpaper use?

4.   Do you know what kinds of surface damage can be corrected by polishing?

5.   Do you know the procedures for picking out surface defects?

6.   Do you know what kind of cloth (rag) is recommended for polishing the finish?

7.   Can you define the difference between a solvent cleaner and a final wash?

8.   Do you know the different techniques for using solvent cleaner?

9.   Do you know the recommended techniques for removing a scratch on the surface,
     in the varnish?

10. Do you know the recommended procedures for removing a run in the varnish?

11. Do you know the different techniques for using a polisher?

12. Do you know the recommended techniques for hand polishing?

13. Can you identify the recommended sanding techniques for polishing a
    painted surface?

14. Can you identify the type of pad used for shining and waxing a surface?

15. Can you locate and understand information on the specification sheets that
    accompany cleaning, polishing and waxing products?


Write down the total number of “Yes” answers: _________________

If you have:
       •    between 12 and 15, you are ready for the qualification exam for this module.
       •    between 8 and 12, you need to refresh your knowledge that deals with this module
            (self-training guide).
       •    less than 8, you need to refresh your knowledge that deals with this
            module (course).
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                        MODULE 4 - COLOUR MATCHING

                                                                                          Yes No
1. Can you identify the colour produced by mixing two primary colours?

2. Do you know how to calculate the value (light or dark) of a tint (colour)?

3. Can you identify the four base tints used by paint manufacturers?

4. Can you give the chroma (cleanliness, depth) of a tint (colour)?

5. Can you identify the saturation or purity level of a colour?

6. Can you identify the dominant colour in a tint?

7. Can you give the reasons why paint manufacturers recommend that the blending
   machine be used for at least a few minutes every day?

8. Can you explain the reason why colour formulas must be adhered to scrupulously?

9. Can you explain why the colour of a repaired painted surface on a vehicle may not
   match the original colour?

10. Can you define what must be done to ensure that the colour to be applied is a
    good match?

11. Can you explain how to ensure that a repaired surface to which the base coat has
    been applied will be invisible once the varnish is added?

12. Can you explain whether a thick coat of pulverized metallic paint will be darker or
    lighter than a thin coat?

13. Can you explain what is used to measure the quantities of base tint which is added
    to the paint when mixing (gradient shading)?

14. Do you know the different components of paint?

15. Do you know the role of each of the components in paint?




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                      COLOUR MATCHING (CONT.)

Write down the total number of “Yes” answers: _________________


If you have:
   •   between 12 and 15, you are ready for the qualification exam for this module.
   •   between 8 and 12, you need to refresh your knowledge that deals with this module
       (self-training guide).
   •   less than 8, you need to refresh your knowledge that deals with this
       module (course).




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