Padded Products Finisher

Repair defects and finish padded automotive products.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Padded Products Finishers do?

Repairs defects and finishes padded automotive products, such as dashboards and door panels: Pours or injects with hypodermic needle padding solution into defects, such as wrinkles and faulty adhesion between padding and plastic covering. Clamps molding form to repaired area and sets it aside to dry. Cuts out wrinkled plastic and selects piece of matching plastic and cements it to defective part. Repairs defects, such as abrasions, faulty embossing, and discoloration, using knives, scissors, hand buffing wheel, and spray gun. Removes wrinkles by softening plastic, using heat lamps, and pressing out wrinkles by hand. Applies solvents, cement, putties or paints to finish product.

Should I be a Padded Products Finisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Padded Products Finisher

    Padded Products Finishers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Padded Products Finisher-related education!
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