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.
How can we showcase our refinishing skills in a manner that separates us from other shops and drives business to our door?
It’s no revelation that the paint labor hours directly affect the P&M reimbursement dollars on every estimate. When you think about that formula, you have to wonder how we got here.
Dad died in 2006 from respiratory failure. My brothers and I say the collision industry killed him, but it was really ignorance that did him in.
While it’s true the techniques are many and the fundamentals are few, I’m going to teach a new helper a specific technique within specific parameters, staying faithful to the fundamentals in order to achieve the desired outcome.