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The Path to Increasing Throughput and Reducing Cycle Times Is Not A One Size Fits All Process.

Cycle time is one of the many metrics collision repair shops use to gauge their operational efficiency. Whatever can be done to shorten the time it takes to repair and return a vehicle to the consumer not only helps to achieve high customer satisfaction rates, but also maximizes throughput potential.  There are a few paths

The MP-V8 Spray Gun from Fuji Spray Auto

A high-performance spray gun has been sweeping across body shops through North America and quality-conscious spray professionals are showing they’re quick on the draw by adopting Fuji Spray’s MP-V8™ Mid-Pressure Spray Gun. Maxwell Larmour knows the importance of quality equipment when it comes to doing good work for his clients. The 14-year automotive repair professional,

VIDEO: PPG Envirobase Low-VOC Clearcoat System

Reproduce a range of gloss levels with PPG’s Envirobase High-Performance 2.1 Low-VOC Matte and Semi-Gloss Clearcoat System.

PPG Introduces Waterborne Low-Gloss Clearcoat System

Comprised of two premium-quality 2K acrylic urethane clears, the system can reproduce a range of gloss levels – making it ideal for performing refinish repairs on low-gloss finishes offered on such vehicles as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Fiat and Lamborghini.

Ferrari Introduces World’s First Low-Bake Paint System

Ferrari has announced that, through an ongoing collaboration with PPG, it is now able to introduce a new low-temperature paint system, making it the world’s first car manufacturer to adopt the new low-cure clearcoats technology.

SEM Products Broadens 1K Clear Line with New Matte

SEM’s new 1K HS Matte Clear is a time-saving clearcoat for matching the sheen of bare or exposed basecoat on many underhood and inner-panel parts, such as trunk pans and strut towers.

Acrylic Urethane Clearcoat Helps Improve Cycle Time

8200 2K Spot & Panel Clear is designed to be sprayed over spot, panel and multi-panel areas in a wide variety of environments, offering speed and increased throughput.

PPG Introduces Envirobase High Performance EC520 Clearcoat

EC520 features an advanced resin technology designed for use with waterborne basecoats and is intended to provide the performance demanded by high-production collision centers, with no compromise in finish quality.

PPG Introduces Nexa AutoColor P190-6920 Production Clearcoat

PPG said its Nexa AutoColor P190-6920 production clearcoat soon will be available to collision repair facilities throughout North America.

PPG to Launch Envirobase High-Performance Clearcoat

PPG said it will soon launch EC520 En-V High-Performance clearcoat, a new clearcoat designed specifically for use over PPG Envirobase High-Performance basecoat.

BodyShop Business Visits Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Campus, Sprays New CC200 Dynamic Clearcoat

During our visit to the Warrensville Heights campus, BodyShop Business got a chance to spray CC200, which was noticeably forgiving for a novice painter and lent itself to wet-on-wet application.


Watch this video to learn about U-POL’s new Rapid Clearcoat, which increases productivity by 40 percent and eliminates the buffing process in most applications.