Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

ABRP 69 - Color Mixing And Matching

  • Prerequisite: ABRP 66
  • Co-requisite: ABRP 68, 70, 71, 72

ABRP majors only. This course introduces students to the safety procedures, proper operation, and maintenance of the tools and equipment used for automotive refinishing. Topcoat color analysis, tinting, and mixing is introduced with an emphasis on paint application.

90 hrs. total. 6 hrs. lect.; 18 hrs. lab. per week over 3.75 weeks

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of ABRP 69, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proper vehicle preparation for the spraying environment
  • Describe the main functions of the spray environment
  • Describe how to inspect & verify acceptable cleanliness of filters
  • Identify & describe the function of each tool & equipment found in paint mixing area
  • Interpret paint formulas within an intermix system
  • Identify air supply equipment found in refinish shop
  • Describe the theory of operation of high & low pressure spray systems
  • Identify the main parts of a spray gun
  • Demonstrate how to adjust different types of spray guns
  • Explain the three dimensions color theory
  • Evaluate color formula
  • Evaluate & correct color for solid, metallic and tri-stage colors
  • Adjust the value and hue of solid & metallic colors
  • Differentiate between primers, surfacers & sealers
  • Apply sealers & primers
  • Differentiate between mixing ratios & measurements
  • Explain painter safety requirements

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