It could be argued that any aftermarket coatings that are not represented by an OEM offering is custom … but that’s a moving target.
We’ve come a long way as far as paint technology goes, from not mixing at all to digital color management.
Nothing is faster or more profitable than accuracy — doing it right the first time.
It appears we’re dealing with the most unique and difficult colors in the history of car painting … or are we?
I can think of no other industry where a young man or woman can start in an entry-level position and excel to an extremely comfortable living — without ever going to formal schooling or training.
What constitutes custom paint? And what’s the difference between custom painting and collision painting?
Stay faithful to these paint prep fundamentals, and you’ll be able to avoid redos and comebacks.
Repairers don’t think about it, but there is liability associated with paint that could land them in court as defendants.
Strategies collision repair facilities can employ to decrease wait time and fix and deliver jobs faster.
If we are not profitable with paint and materials, then the stark reality is that we are paying to fix the car.
Can we game the system to improve cycle time? Sure. But how about we simply fix cars faster?
With COVID-19 bringing a heightened sense of self-protection to the forefront, now is the time to reinforce the importance of PPE in the body shop.