Bob Yunque comments on my training on LinkedIn

This class should be called “Learn From the Best”. Rob is not only the best installer, but he is the best teacher. I’ve had the privilege of taking one of Rob’s training courses before being PDAA certified, and I can tell you, Rob Ivers is a wellspring of wrap installation knowledge. No matter how many years someone has in this trade, they can gain productive knowledge from a Rob Ivers’ training course.

Bob Yunque at Shabob Signs via Rob Ivers’ West Coast Car Wrap Training | LinkedIn.

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Back by popular demand, the all new 3-day Wrap Like A Pro class and PDAA Master Certification Test will once again be hosted by ImageOne Impact and featuring Rob Ivers, PDAA’s Director of Certification and Master Certified Instructor.

Date: February 17, 2015—February 19, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Event: Wrap Like A Pro - West Coast Edition Returns
Topic: Learn how to Wrap Like A Pro
Venue: ImageOne Impact
800-818-0222
Location: 29962 Ave De Las Banderas
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Check out my new store!

 

SGIA / PDAA has asked me to put on a PDAA Master Certification Test at their office in Fairfax, VA. The test will be on March 13, 2015. Prove your proficiency and get certified!

The test is sold out, but if you’re interested at all, please sign up or call SGIA/PDAA. They are starting a wait list so we can keep you posted as new events get scheduled.

PDAA Test – East Coast

Date: March 13, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Event: East Coast PDAA Master Certification Test - sold out
Sponsor: SGIA / PDAA
888.385.3588
Venue: SGIA
888.385.3588
Location: 10015 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

February Wrap Class in California

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I invite you to join me February 17-19, 2015 in sunny southern California. Image 1 Impact, in Rancho Santa Margarita, is once again allowing us to use their beautiful training facility. I will be teaching the ever popular Wrap Like A Pro class in the new 3-day You Choose format.

Last fall’s class filled up quickly and I expect this one will too. You can come for 1, 2 or all 3 days and the cost is just $400 per day. We will have the Wrap Lift to use which allows us to raise the car to a comfortable working height. I will be showing you how to use the new “Hot Shots”, IR heating lamps that will revolutionize the way you wrap bumpers. All this plus more, so check out all of the details on the Wrap Classes page and register today before it’s too late!

Wrap Classes


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March 11-12, 2015 at SGIA / PDAA headquarters in Fairfax, VA Sold Out

Let PDAA and Rob Ivers build your graphic installation skills!

This two-day graphic installation class, based on the skills installers need in order to pass PDAA’s rigorous Master Certification tests, builds a firm foundation of skills by focusing on technique, quality and knowledge. Day one will include best practices, demonstrations and time for guided, hands-on practice. You’ll learn about the tools, tips and techniques that will make your installations go smoothly and look great. Day two takes your skills to the next level, as participants learn to install on complex curves, and a variety of challenging surfaces. You’ll learn the strategies and techniques you need to achieve the best results possible.
Learn more at PDAA

Disclaimer:

This workshop takes place in SGIA’s state-of-the-art laboratory located in Fairfax, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, DC). Minimum class size requirements must be met 2 1/2 weeks prior to workshop start date in order to hold workshop.
Date: March 11, 2015—March 12, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Event: Wrap Like a Pro Workshop (Fairfax, VA) - sold out
Topic: Graphic Installation Training by Rob Ivers
Sponsor: SGIA's PDAA
888.385.3588
Venue: SGIA
888.385.3588
Location: 10015 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

The first testing opportunity for 2015, PDAA Master Certification will be held in California on Feb. 20th at Image One Impact in Rancho Santa Margarita and is open for registration on the PDAA website. ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT –  so don’t delay!

PDAA Master Certification Test registration

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Date: February 20, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Event: PDAA Master Cert. Test in Calif. - Feb. 20, 2015 - ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT
Topic: Get PDAA Master Certified in California!
Sponsor: SGIA / PDAA
888.385.3588
Venue: Image One Impact
(800) 818-0222
Location: 29962 Ave De Las Banderas
Rancho Santa Margarita,CA 92688
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Need some training to prepare for testing? Check out my new Wrap Classes!

My Tool Store is Now Open

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The Tool Store is now open for biz with a limited selection of some of my favorite tools.  I am authorized to sell everything ImageOne Impact has on their website (I’m one of their distributors now) and also all of the GForce Wrap Tough Tools which include the RollePro, squeegee covers and a few other goodies.

Unfortunately, stocking the shelves was easier when I was sixteen. We didn’t have perl, php and javascript back then. Just open the box and set it on the shelf. Needless to say, it will be a long while before I have everything I’m going to sell on the Store pages. I will be adding more items when time allows, I’m simply out of time for this week. And next week I will be teaching a training class in Las Vegas at the #SGIAExpo. Do me a favor though, if you have a minute take a look at what I do have (and at the ImageOne Impact website as well) and if you see anything you need, just let me know. You can order the stuff in my store real easy, anything else just send me an email and I’ll get you what you need. Thank you for your friendship and your support. All purchases are appreciated.

Now selling GoJak, The Faster Caster System

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As I said in my Wrap Lift post, we used these GoJak’s in California to lift a low riding vehicle up and roll it on top of the car lift. I had seen them before, but never used them. They’re so simple it’s downright unbelievable. And yes they are pricey, especially for four of them. But if you ever need to move (and lift) a car, with 4 of these, one person can do it. Click the image above to see the entire Go-Jak gallery (a virtual how-to).

GoJak® operates on the principle of a quick action, bi-directional, double-pawl ratchet. Mechanical leverage applied to the foot pedal progressively “squeezes” the vehicle tire between the rollers until the tire lifts smoothly off the ground. The rollers touch only the tire – no contact with the vehicle’s frame or undercarriage is necessary. The low center of gravity after lifting helps make GoJak® safe and stable in use. Its purely mechanical design eliminates the need for electric power, compressed air or slow and leaky hydraulics.

Standard GoJaks® are right handed. When you insert the jack around the tire, the pedal is mounted on the left and rises to the right. Left-handed units are the opposite. This reverse position may be important when the vehicle is locked, keys are not available and the front wheels are turned to an extreme left or right position. In these circumstances, use of the foot pedal may prove more difficult.  With left and right hand GoJaks®, you can position the appropriate unit so the pedal is more accessible. For normal shop use, left hand units are not necessary.

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