AUTOB201 - Topcoat Systems

Students are introduced to the basic principles of topcoat systems with emphasis on the types of automotive topcoat systems and their application procedures

Credits: 5

Prerequisites: AUTOB102, AUTOB103

Distribution: Career Training

Offered: Fall, Spring


  1. Compare OEM or original factory paint jobs with those done in a body shop
  2. Summarize the methods for applying topcoats
  3. Use a spray gun properly
  4. Describe the different kinds of spray gun coats
  5. Describe the role of solvents
  6. Determine the type of paint on a car and whether the car has been repainted
  7. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of basecoat/clear coat finishes
  8. Explain when primers should be used before painting
  9. Name the types of topcoats
  10. Select and mix paint solvents
  11. Summarize common spray gun handling problems