Need an automotive paint system in the USA? Come to Barbados for training… in January.
Our own Bajan automotive paint supplier is leveraging their Barbados training centre to sell product throughout the USA. I love it!
Please pardon me while I reminisce for a bit…
A long time ago my father advised that if I wanted to become a professional pilot as he was, I should first become a certified aircraft mechanic. (Certain folks will cringe at the word “mechanic” and want the word changed to “technician” or “maintenance engineer” depending if they live in America or Europe. Noted, but I’m old school and will continue to say “mechanic”. I also hold DC-3 & 727 type-ratings – master certifying mechanic and command pilot -, so put that in your tonic and gin too.)
My father knew that pilots come and go according to the ups and downs of the airline industry, and that a medical down-check can leave a professional pilot begging in the streets. He wanted me to have a valuable skill to fall back on, and I’m grateful I listened to him. My career as a professional pilot lasted only 7 years, and I made little money compared with my 20 years crawling on my back underneath aircraft with rivet gun or wrench in hand.
My father also told me that there was nothing quicker and easier than a new coat of paint to increase the value of a used aircraft, boat or car.
Young men should pay careful attention to that statement because it is true: There is nothing quicker and easier than a new coat of paint to increase the value of a used aircraft, boat or car.
I’ve proven that true time after time. When I’m between jobs the first thing I do is to look for cars that have a clean interior and a rough outside. I buy them cheaply, and then mask and paint outside with the best of them. My driveway is a profit centre. I hesitate to really say how much I’ve made over the years, but it is considerable.
Which brings us to Automotive Art… the business not the art.
I can’t tell you how much money I’ve made thanks to Automotive Art, their paints, their advice and the quality/value of their paints – which are always changing with new technologies for at least 20 years that I can say personally.
Now I see that they are expanding in the USA and as an incentive/marketing strategy they are operating training courses here in Barbados for their paint customers.
Ha! Think about a body and fender shop in New York City looking for a new supplier for their automotive finishes. The boss has a choice of some big expensive US company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or he can choose Automotive Art (cheaper) and attend a training session in Barbados in January.