Dave Perewitz teams with PPG for custom painting training

PPG custom painting instructor Paul Stoll (left) and custom chopper builder Dave Perewitz of Perewitz Cycle Fab stand outside Perewitz’s shop in Bridgewater, Mass., with mini speed shapes painted in a new color they created. Their meeting helped Perewitz catch up on the latest developments in Vibrance Collection custom finishes by PPG.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, June 12, 2007 –
At Perewitz Cycle Fabrications in Bridgewater, Mass., Dave Perewitz – known as the “master of art in motion” for creating one-of-a-kind, hand-built chopper motorcycles – recently met with PPG custom painting expert Paul Stoll to catch up on the newest developments in working with PPG Industries products, especially Vibrance Collection custom finishes. Stoll, an instructor at the PPG Business Development Center in Seattle, is a specialist in custom painting training and helped develop PPG’s custom painting training course offerings.

“My training session with Paul was extremely informative,” Perewitz said. “Even if you’re an experienced painter, PPG training courses are definitely worthwhile. The way I look at it, even if you only learn one thing, the whole experience will be worth it.

“And you have to consider that the technology is constantly changing,” Perewitz added. “PPG has continued to put new and upgraded products out there every year that add to a custom painter’s bag of tricks. Plus, a PPG training course is a great opportunity to meet with your peers and see what other people are doing. My session with Paul was a great catch-up. We put our heads together and even created a couple of new colors.”

PPG has expanded its offering of custom painting training courses the past two years. Technicians who take these custom courses must either be PPG Certified or have completed the Vibrance Collection custom finishes products course. The Vibrance Collection custom finishes products course teaches technicians the basic rules of custom painting and how to select the right products for a job, from primers to clears. It covers the color palette for Vibrance Collection custom finishes and how to use special effects pigments, candy dyes and tints to create custom colors, as well as tips on using a mid-coat clear to successfully layer coats of Vibrance Collection custom finishes for exciting effects.

Those who are certified or have completed the Vibrance Collection custom finishes products course can take advantage of PPG courses designed to elevate custom painting skills to the next level of creativity. Custom Graphics, Flames Design, Airbrush Techniques, Advanced Airbrush Techniques (including Real Fire or American Flag and Eagle classes) and Vibrance Collection Candy Apple Finishes courses all deliver practical instruction on popular painting techniques.

Class size is limited to 14 participants, and classes are held at state-of-the-art PPG Business Development Centers that have all equipment necessary for hands-on training. Classes include instruction, training materials, show panels, lunch and a certificate of accomplishment.

For more on PPG’s custom painting training courses, visit www.ppgrefinish.com or call the training hotline at 800-970-2283. For more on Perewitz Cycle Fabrications, visit www.perewitz.com.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 30,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales in 2006 were $11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Vibrance Collection is a trademark of PPG Industries.




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