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High-Performance Spray Gun

The SATAjet 5000 B allows the painter to flexibly set the inlet pressure in a range between 7 and 32 PSI with a gun distance between 4 to 8.5 inches, depending on material, ambient conditions and personal preferences in order to achieve optimum finis...

Buying Tips: Air Compressors

Atlas Copco For collision repair facilities, it’s imperative to choose an air compressor that delivers 100 percent oil-free compressed air. The presence of oil in compressed air prevents the adhesion of the paint to the car surface and causes bead...

Matrix Automotive Finishes to Host Celebrity Guests and Product Demos at SEMA

Matrix Automotive Finishes has announced that it will debut its newest products and feature celebrity appearances at booth 10669 in the North Hall at the 2014 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Matrix will host au...

I-CAR Launches Two New Refinish Courses

I-­CAR has announced that two new courses are available to refinish technicians: Refinish Materials and Application Blending (REF08e), and Color Theory, Mixing Toners and Tinting (REF09). These courses are available now and have replaced Color Theor...

I-CAR Launches Two New Refinish Courses

I-­CAR has announced that two new courses are available to refinish technicians: Refinish Materials and Application Blending (REF08e), and Color Theory, Mixing Toners and Tinting (REF09). These courses are available now and have replaced Color Theor...

Switching Paint Brands

Since there isn’t a tsunami of brand-new body shops opening anywhere across the country, paint vendors are intent on growing their sales by converting the existing shops from one jobber and paint brand to another. Many times, the enticements to swi...

It's Time for NACE/CARS!

Well, it’s time to pack our bags and head to our very own collision trade show. Yep, NACE/CARS is here for 2014. I have to tell you that I’ve been involved in much of the planning, and I can assure you that ASA has developed and organiz...

Refinishes of the Present and Future

What every paint manufacturer has in common is the quest to create a perfect color match. “Frankly, color match is our business – that’s what we sell,” says Harry Christman, marketing manager for Axalta Coating Sy...

Measuring Color

Spectrophotometry is the quantitative measurement of the reflection or transmission properties of a material as a function of wavelength. Aha, now I see. No wait, say that middle part again? No matter how it works, that really expensive and fragi...

Matrix Automotive Finishes to Host Celebrity Guests and Product Demos at SEMA

Matrix Automotive Finishes has announced that it will debut its newest products and feature celebrity appearances at booth 10669 in the North Hall at the 2014 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Matrix will host au...

Aluminum in the Paint Shop

There has been lots of buzz about the 2015 Ford F-150 being largely comprised of aluminum. And rightly so! It’s likely that we’re all going to see a fair share of these vehicles in our shops. However, this is not brand-new technology; we’ve wor...

New York Artist Creates 'ArtRod' Using Pro-Spray Paint

New York fine artist Steven Vaughan has created an “ArtRod” for a client that has gained national acclaim for its uniqueness and one-of-a-kind paint job using Pro-Spray products. The car, a 1970 Saab that ended up being two feet longe...

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