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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.

Auto Refinish: Accepting the Challenge

In order to overcome refinishing challenges, one must first understand the issues encountered.

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.

Paint Problem Troubleshooting

Collision repair facilities today face many challenges with paint. Here are some common problems and how to overcome them.

PPE and COVID-19

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.

The Reality of PBE Value-Added Services

Both PBE distributors and manufacturers offer beneficial value-added services – but there is a catch.

Doctor Gun, I Presume?

One man who is still around who taught me about both spray guns and selling PBE products with enthusiasm was Doctor Gun.

Refinish: Separating Your Body Shop from the Competition

How can we showcase our refinishing skills in a manner that separates us from other shops and drives business to our door?

The Evolution of Spray Guns

Both spray gun technology and the cost of spray guns have increased dramatically since I first wrote about them in the September 1991 issue of BodyShop Business.

BASF Opens Modular OEM Coatings Lab in Germany

BASF’s Coatings division has opened a new laboratory for automotive OEM coatings at its site in Münster, Germany, aimed to ensure optimized, digitalized and transparent processes, and efficient use of resources in the laboratory area throughout Europe.

Protecting Yourself in the Paint Booth

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.

New Report Indicates Global Automotive Refinish Coatings Market Will Grow Over Next Few Years

The global automotive refinish coatings market is set to grow between 2018 and 2022, according to the “Global Automotive Refinish Coatings Market 2018-2022” report by ResearchAndMarkets.com.