Society of Collision Repair Specialists to Provide Live Demonstrations at the SEMA Show

By SEMA Editors

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Education Committee will hold educational presentations in the UASG booth at the SEMA Show

Members of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Education Committee are working with the United Application Standards Group (UASG) at the 2013 SEMA Show to present free demonstrations on proper ways to approach removal and installation (R&I) of vehicle components for the application of wraps and graphics. The UASG represents hundreds of professional graphic installers across the United States, and is dedicated to the development and success of automotive graphics installation businesses.
The educational presentations will be held in the UASG booth, Wednesday, November 6, from 3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m. and Thursday, November 7, from 12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. The workshop description is as follows:
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SCRS Presents: Disassembly / Reassembly Tips from Repair Experts

A live demonstration and workshop presented by collision-repair experts from the SCRS Education Committee, who will highlight how repair technicians properly remove and reinstall items on a Dodge Challenger. This workshop will demonstrate the necessary tools and proper processes for removing items, such as mirrors, moldings, door handles, emblems, etc. If you are able to remove obstacles from the vehicle, installers can eliminate additional cuts and patches to your wrap, ensuring your finished product looks like paint. This is a great opportunity to interact with technical professionals who can help you enhance your reputation as one who goes the extra mile to make your wraps look stunningly beautiful.

"The collaboration of SCRS and the UASG at this year's SEMA Show is an exciting opportunity for the UASG members to gain valuable insight on the disassembly of vehicles in preparation for installing personalized vehicle wraps," shared UASG President Julie Martin. "The ability for repair specialists and graphic installers to collaborate through educational opportunities that serve to improve our businesses will ultimately build better understanding and access to industry expertise."
The demos will be conducted on a Dodge Challenger, which the UASG is using in a contest for their members. Their members design different wraps and compete to see which four designs will be chosen. This year, the theme is Rock N' Roll, and the designs will incorporate this theme. The winner's designs are then produced and installed on the Dodge Challenger during the installation demonstrations that go on in their booth each day. Dodge has donated the car for use in the booth this year.
"Collision repairers serve very important roles to our communities and the customers we serve, and the technical expertise we have is equally valuable to many others in related automotive markets," added SCRS Chairman Ron Reichen. "Helping to create awareness about the skills necessary to properly approach repair tasks fits perfectly into SCRS' mission, and nicely compliments our focus on education at the SEMA Show with our Repairer Driven Education series. We are thrilled to work with the UASG and excited that we can fill this type of need at the Show."
A full list of all the sessions offered in each of the tracks can be found online.