paint prep Archives - Page 3 of 7 - BodyShop Business
Switching Paint Brands

Many times, the enticements to switch brands sound like a great deal, and they certainly may be. But major shop changes (like the quality and brand of paint and the local supplier) require major examination to determine the best outcome.

It’s Time for NACE/CARS!

The big show is at the end of this month, so start planning your trip to the Motor City today.

Refinishes of the Present and Future

A look at the new and emerging technology in both low-VOC solvent-based and waterborne paint.

Profit in the Paint Shop Series: Making Blending Simple

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.

PPG Hosts Successful Conference for Platinum Distributors

Conference took place Feb. 20-23, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz., and saw a record turnout of attendees.

Going Green

More and more shops are finding there is value to going green, not just because they want to be good stewards of the environment but because there’s actually money in it.

The Future of Paint Looks Bright

Unique sparkles, color changing pigments, mile-deep clears and no-gloss clears promise to make the next decade in auto body even more challenging than the last. But I predict we’ll take it in stride.

Profit in the Paint Shop Series: Sanding Fundamentals

Sanding is not a haphazard application of various pieces of
grit-impregnated parchment, but a very deliberate and fundamental task of the refinish process.

Profit in the Paint Shop Series: Sand Scratches and Pinholes

By identifying and understanding some of the causes of redos,
we can minimize their frequency and stop losing money.

Used Car Dippers and Dead Cats

Short life spans on auto coatings once gave rise to a unique segment of collision repair: the “used car dipper.”

Complete Prime vs. Spot Prime

My shop is handling the refinishing of a typical metal car and a fiberglass car. Should we prime the entire car or just prime the areas that were patched/repaired?

Replacing a Quarter Panel and a Door

I like to have the body guy fit the new door and then remove it for paint. But he’s whining about having to put the door on twice. Who’s right?