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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.

PPG Launches Structural Blue Training Video

PPG has introduced a training video to assist paint technicians with refinishing Lexus automobiles sporting the OEM’s Structural Blue finish, a complex premium color available on a limited number of Lexus LC500 models.

The Latest Automotive Refinish Technology

We’ve all heard today’s vehicles are not your father’s vehicles. They’re highly complex rolling computers with more lines of code than Facebook. But this isn’t your father’s paint today either. Refinish technology has made leaps and bounds as well. Here is some of the latest refinish technology on the market.

How to Train an Auto Body Painter’s Helper

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.

Axalta Introduces Three-Piece Tri-Coat Fan Deck for Automotive Refinish Customers

The fan deck is designed to help painters decrease the time vehicles finished with sophisticated tri-coat colors spend in the body shop and get them back on the road quicker.

Valspar Automotive Summer Classes Cover Refinish Systems

All training curriculum covers hands-on application and classroom learning for water and solvent technologies as well as color theory.