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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.

Fast, Smooth and Quiet Surface Prep

Hutchins Manufacturing Co.’s ProFinisher model 700 is proudly made in America, as are all Hutchins sanders, and delivers unequalled performance in a lightweight, ergonomic package.

The Problem with Color Series: How Did I Choose to Mix This?

When mixing paint, having a purpose to achieve the results you’re after will lead to better color match.

Sanding Blocks for Aluminum and Steel

Engineered from super-dense yet lightweight materials, these new sanding blocks from Motor Guard provide just the right amount of flex to conform to slight contours.

Owens Community College of Toledo, Ohio to Offer Spray Finishing Training

Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg and BGK team up with school to present three-day program May 13-15.

The Problem with Color Series: The Fundamentals of Color

There is no magic bullet when it comes to color matches. A review of the fundamentals, however, and seeking solutions and not excuses can help us get to the promised land. Part 1 of a 3-part series.

I-CAR Launches Two New Refinish Courses

I-­CAR has announced that two new courses are available to refinish technicians: Refinish Materials and Application Blending (REF08e), and Color Theory, Mixing Toners and Tinting (REF09). These courses are available now and have replaced Color Theory, Application, Tinting and Blending (REF03). “Nearly all repairs require some level of refinishing and typically, refinish work gets noticed