By identifying and understanding some of the causes of redos,
we can minimize their frequency and stop losing money.
Short life spans on auto coatings once gave rise to a unique segment of collision repair: the “used car dipper.”
Haven’t switched to waterborne/low-VOC coatings yet? Here are some steps you have to take to prepare yourself…because there’s no stopping this train.
This technique should help you avoid a clear line or halo coming back to haunt you.
A little known maneuver called the “two step” can help high-volume painters save time and energy.
Most body shops don’t address “partial refinish” on insurer estimates, but that’s like letting money walk out the door.
“I repair classic cars to newer ones. With all the different kinds of plastics out there, how do I determine what kind I’m working on and the ideal method of repair?”
Waterborne/low-VOC coatings require you to follow the rules when applying.
Some painters dread three-stage paints and pearls, but there is a secret and a method of matching that works every time.
The perfect custom paint job depends largely on what kind of vehicle you’re putting that wild or mild job on.
They say that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. But when it comes to auto painters and waterborne/low-VOC coatings, they’re going to have to. The tricks, though, are more like new habits they’ll have to develop to ensure success with this new refinishes.
BodyShop Business examines the profitability of converting your shop to waterborne/low-VOC automotive refinishes, best practices for waterborne/low-VOC application and what the future holds.