Carl Wilson, Author at BodyShop Business
Proper Paint Prep: Cleaning and Abrading

Why do we constantly need to revisit the fundamentals of paint preparation? Because nothing is faster or more profitable than doing the job one time.

What Constitutes Custom Color in Automotive Refinish?

It could be argued that any aftermarket coatings that are not represented by an OEM offering is custom … but that’s a moving target.

Technology Advancements in the Paint Shop

We’ve come a long way as far as paint technology goes, from not mixing at all to digital color management.

Auto Body Refinish: Paint Prep Fundamentals

Nothing is faster or more profitable than accuracy — doing it right the first time.

Auto Body Refinish: Are Today’s Colors Harder to Match?

It appears we’re dealing with the most unique and difficult colors in the history of car painting … or are we?

Automotive Painting: It’s Still a Good Trade

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.

Auto Refinish: Are You a Custom Painter?

What constitutes custom paint? And what’s the difference between custom painting and collision painting?

Proper Paint Prep: Foundational Integrity

Stay faithful to these paint prep fundamentals, and you’ll be able to avoid redos and comebacks.

Auto Body Refinish: The Liability of Paint

Repairers don’t think about it, but there is liability associated with paint that could land them in court as defendants.

Increasing Touch Time in Your Auto Body Shop

Strategies collision repair facilities can employ to decrease wait time and fix and deliver jobs faster.

P&M Profitability: Examining the Metrics

If we are not profitable with paint and materials, then the stark reality is that we are paying to fix the car.

Cycle Time: The Most Important KPI

Can we game the system to improve cycle time? Sure. But how about we simply fix cars faster?