Marine Technician Training
Topcoat Application

Topcoat Application

The three and a half day ABBRA Topcoat Application program will advance both the beginning and experienced topcoat applicator's level of expertise in boat surface preparation, deepen the understanding of topcoat systems and application equipment and techniques, build skills in estimating and troubleshooting the job, and ensure thorough comprehension of current shop and personnel safety practices. Students will have plenty of shop projects to practice their mastery by preparing fiberglass panels for finish topcoat applications in a state-of-the-art paint workshop.

Curriculum includes:

  • shop & worker safety
  • setting up paint shop
  • the spray gun
  • surface preparation
  • sanding - abrasives; primers & application
  • fairing & the use of fairing compounds
  • topcoat & mixing
  • application & detailing
  • repairing topcoats
  • estimating paint work



ABBRA Members - $995

Non-Members - $1,195

For dates and registration, , contact Cheryl Booker at 401-780-4345 or cbooker@neit.edu (or toll free at 800-736-7744 ext 3345).

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