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.
BodyShop Business Publisher Scott Shriber, whose painting career ended with the advent of catalyzed paints, proves an old dog can learn new tricks.
Editor Jason Stahl visits Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes to get schooled on refinishing, color adjustment and blending.
A shocking number of bumper covers painted in body shops end up peeling, but all it takes is following the paint manufacturer’s procedures for finishing flexible parts to banish these eyesores forever.
Quality pinstriping takes lots of practice, but if you dedicate yourself to it and market it well, you can make it a thriving add-on business.
It’s been almost one year since I exposed some butcher jobs in the North Carolina collision market, and guess what? They’re still happening.
Watching a video of our state inspector explaining our state’s regulations regarding the 6H Rule nearly induced a panic attack in me as I realized I wasn’t compliant. So I got busy and here’s my story.
More than 17 years in the collision repair industry has alerted me to three common problems with paint jobs. Here’s how to avoid them so you can also avoid costly redos.
We asked the paint manufacturers six questions about low-VOC/waterborne paint with the goal of dispelling the myths and fears about this new technology. Their answers may surprise you.
Vinyl wraps are becoming more and more popular as consumers are choosing to customize their vehicles before purchasing…which means you’ll be seeing more of these cars in your shops. Here’s more on the trend and what you need to know about handling repairs.
Shortcuts and speed only lead to hack paint jobs. Performing the right paint prep procedures from start to finish will help you avoid costly re-dos.
Bad collision repairs are allowed to take place, pure and simple. Greed and not caring allow them to take place. And I’ve seen my fair share.