Automotive Refinishing Technician

Scott Brown Motive Repair Sector, Red Seal, Sub-trade or Endorsement


Automotive Refinishing Technician

Automotive Refinishing Technicians appraise and refinish motor vehicle bodies. This is a subtrade of the Auto Body and Collision Technician trade. Individuals working in this specific area may write an Interprovincial examination for a proficiency certificate with a Red Seal endorsement.

What do Automotive Refinishing Technicians do on the job?

  • Use hand tools, power tools and paint spraying equipment while refinishing motor vehicle bodies.
  • Computerized paint colour reading, generating paint formulas and tinting recommendations.
  • Restoring vehicle finishes once body work is completed.
  • Removing exterior trim and hardware.
  • Removing layers of sub-coating; matching colours and mixing paints.
  • Preparing metal surfaces for painting by spot filling, sanding and masking; applying primers, primer surfacers, enamels, clearcoats and urethanes.
  • Cleaning and polishing painted surfaces including removing and replacing decals; and applying rubberized undercoating treatments.