Auto Refinish: Accepting the Challenge
In order to overcome refinishing challenges, one must first understand the issues encountered.
PPG PaintManager Program Software Expanding Internet Capabilities
More than 15,000 users worldwide are prepared for new online opportunities.
Technical: The Art of the Refinish
There is a lot that goes into making an “invisible repair” from the refinish side. Here are some procedures to get you off to a good start.
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.
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.
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.
Color match is painters’ most common problem. Treat the spectrophotometer your shop uses with great care, and it will make your paint shop more productive every day.
Matrix Automotive Finishes to Host Celebrity Guests and Product Demos at SEMA
Matrix Automotive Finishes has announced that it will debut its newest products and feature celebrity appearances at booth 10669 in the North Hall at the 2014 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Matrix will host autograph sessions with Danny the “Count” Koker, Kevin Mack and Ryan Evans, stars of
Aluminum in the Paint Shop
There has been lots of buzz over the F-150 and aluminum, but hardly any talk about what the paint shop needs to know. Although the refinish process will be similar, there are things to consider.
New York Artist Creates ‘ArtRod’ Using Pro-Spray Paint
New York fine artist Steven Vaughan has created an “ArtRod” for a client that has gained national acclaim for its uniqueness and one-of-a-kind paint job using Pro-Spray products. The car, a 1970 Saab that ended up being two feet longer when completed, is a rolling piece of art complete with drawings of nuclear explosions, cowboys
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