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Auto Body Refinish: Paint Prep Fundamentals

Nothing is faster or more profitable than accuracy — doing it right the first time.

Paint Prep Fundamentals, Part 2

Paint prep fundamentals: sanding, cleaning, masking, priming, block sanding and blend panels.

Paint Prep Fundamentals, Part 1

Without proper paint prep, achieving an excellent paint job is likely not going to happen.

VIDEO: Troubleshooting Common Paint Problems, Part 1

Common paint problems and tips on how to avoid them.

FrogTape Introduces New Line of Performance Masking Tapes

The FrogTape brand has introduced a family of performance masking tapes geared for peak performance in the most challenging marine, industrial, transportation and automotive coating applications. The new product line includes three high-performance products, with two additional fineline masking tapes joining the collection from Shurtape brand, sister brand to FrogTape. All five products combine for

Paint Problem Troubleshooting

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

VIDEO: Common Paint Prep Mistakes

The most common mistakes that are made when prepping a vehicle for paint.

PPG Offers New Course to Prep Automotive Refinish Preppers

The two-day class is designed for entry-level assistant refinish technicians who have never received any formal PPG training and work alongside body and refinish technicians using PPG products and processes.

Scuff Faster, Clean Better with SEM’s Scuff & Clean Prep Paste

Scuff & Clean is an abrasive material that cleans and prepares panels for repair or refinish.

PPG PaintManager Program Software Expanding Internet Capabilities

More than 15,000 users worldwide are prepared for new online opportunities.

Match Color Perfectly

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division’s new 3M PPS Color Match Film can be applied directly to the vehicle, adhering to curves and allowing the painter to evaluate the colors from any angle and distance.

Common Paint Prep Mistakes

Despite a plethora of expertise and guidelines out there, refinishes still fail due to mistakes in the paint prep process. Here are some common ones.