Years of high-end luxury cars have insulated most shops from having to worry about repairing aluminum. Now, the popular Ford F-150 will be aluminum, and it’s time to get on board and accept the inevitable.
“Many cars such as Toyota and Lexus are offering blind spot monitoring, and there are four sensors on each car behind the bumper covers. I’ve heard that if the paint on the bumper cover is too thick or has filler, the sensors won’t function properly. Is this true?”
“What is the proper way to treat rust? I do quite a bit of restoration, and rust has always been a problem. Also, how do you prep a vehicle that has been sodablasted?”
“Legally speaking, how can insurance companies limit paint and materials charges?”
Once a painter is in command of time-tested techniques and is faithful to the proper execution of those techniques, blending can be pretty simple. Part 4 of a six-part series on how to maximize profit in the paint shop.
Aluminum’s the talk of the town these days, but some shops are still taking a “wait-and-see” attitude on tooling and training.
The city is back and alive, and cars are at the heart of it. All of us here at BodyShop Business will be there July 28-Aug. 2 for NACE, and we hope you will be too.
By implementing heat in your shop, solvents evaporate faster, isocyanate catalysts crosslink quicker, and body fillers, sealers, basecoats and clearcoats all accelerate.
What exactly is SEO? How about an IP address? Here’s a rundown of all the jargon you should know in order to improve your presence on the Web.
Several spraybooth manufacturers offer their advice on how to get the most out of your search and purchase.
Some shops are finding that removing and installing glass themselves is having a positive impact on their cycle time. But there are important technical aspects you need to know first.