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Once a painter is in command of time-tested techniques and is faithful to the proper execution of those techniques, blending can be pretty simple. Part 4 of a six-part series on how to maximize profit in the paint shop.
4/7/2014 10:42:06 AM
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Three lucky readers get their questions answered and win $50!
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Several spraybooth manufacturers offer their advice on how to get the most out of your search and purchase.
4/4/2014 3:10:50 PM
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By implementing heat in your shop, solvents evaporate faster, isocyanate catalysts crosslink quicker, and body fillers, sealers, basecoats and clearcoats all accelerate.
4/4/2014 2:29:06 PM
This year's NACE event is shaping up to be the biggest yet. We hope to see you on the snow floor!
Conference took place Feb. 20-23, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz., and saw a record turnout of attendees.
3/7/2014 11:53:01 AM
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Precision masking is a skill you must develop if you plan on masking components while maintaining the "invisible repair" concept. Part 3 of a six-part series on how to maximize profit in the paint shop.
3/3/2014 2:44:30 PM
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More and more shops are finding there is value to going green, not just because they want to be good stewards of the environment but because there's actually money in it.
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Unique sparkles, color changing pigments, mile-deep clears and no-gloss clears promise to make the next decade in auto body even more challenging than the last. But I predict we'll take it in stride.
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Sanding is not a haphazard application of various pieces of grit-impregnated parchment, but a very deliberate and fundamental task of the refinish process.
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By identifying and understanding some of the causes of redos, we can minimize their frequency and stop losing money.
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Short life spans on auto coatings once gave rise to a unique segment of collision repair: the "used car dipper."
The SEMA Show has me wanting to turn my '09 Honda Civic into a mad whip.
Fresh out of a beer-soaked college career with just a few weeks of auto body supply sales calls under my belt, I could tell who was good at what they did in the industry...and who wasn't.
This year's SEMA Show was arguably the most successful to date, particularly for the Collision Repair & Refinish section. Check out our recap of the hottest rides, newest technology and more from the show floor!
11/15/2013 3:28:18 PM
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