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  • Does auto paint freeze?

    Jan 16, 14 • Tech TalkComments Off on Does auto paint freeze?
    Does auto paint freeze?

    Does auto paint freeze?  Good question.  We’ve had so many questions lately regarding the stability of auto paint in the cold weather we thought it was time for a quick blog post about it.  Much of the country has experienced colder than normal conditions this year.  Since many shops store their materials in areas with [&hellip...

  • Black Car Paint Colors – An Overview

    Nov 19, 13 • Tech TalkComments Off on Black Car Paint Colors – An Overview
    Black Car Paint Colors – An Overview

    Black Car Paint is still one of the most popular colors for automotive use in global automotive markets. When you combine all the various types of black colors they represent a substantial portion of global automotive, motorcycle, and fleet finishes for both original equipment manufacturer (O.E.M) and aftermarket applications. My goal in this article is [&hellip...

  • Overview of Car Paints

    Nov 14, 13 • Tech TalkComments Off on Overview of Car Paints
    Overview of Car Paints

    Auto Paint is a wide topic covering everything from the paint used when cars are made, called OEM car paint, to interior coatings, and the wild aftermarket custom paints. Since this article is geared to consumers of auto paints as opposed to businesses, we are going to focus on automotive after market coatings used for [&hellip...

  • What is the difference between urethane and polyurethane car paints?

    Nov 14, 13 • Tech TalkComments Off on What is the difference between urethane and polyurethane car paints?
    What is the difference between urethane and polyurethane car paints?

    We’ve had so many questions about urethane vs polyurethane we decided it was time to share a little on the subject from the polymer chemistry and the historical marketing side of the automotive aftermarket industry. The term urethane and polyurethane has been thrown around a lot in the industry and used by sales & marketing professionals to present [&hellip...

  • Flow Coating – Make Your Show Cars Stand Out.

    Nov 14, 13 • Tech TalkComments Off on Flow Coating – Make Your Show Cars Stand Out.
    Flow Coating – Make Your Show Cars Stand Out.

    Creating custom auto paint jobs that are marketable to your potential clients is all about making your customer’s rides stand out from the masses.  Most focus on unique colors and elaborate graphics to create a paint job that has a lot of visual appeal.  Of course customers and painters want a “wet look” glass like [&hellip...

  • The Advantages of Using Basecoat Clearcoat

    Nov 14, 13 • Tech TalkComments Off on The Advantages of Using Basecoat Clearcoat
    The Advantages of Using Basecoat Clearcoat

    When researching what type of auto paint you wish to purchase for your vehicle or motorcycle repainting project you will find there are a wide range of options available on the market ranging from different resin types (ie urethane, acrylic enamel, basecoat/clearcoat, single stage topcoat etc) to a countless number of colors.  While it is easy to know a [&hellip...

  • Intercoat Clear vs Topcoat Clear – What is intercoat clear?

    Nov 13, 13 • Tech TalkComments Off on Intercoat Clear vs Topcoat Clear – What is intercoat clear?
    Intercoat Clear vs Topcoat Clear – What is intercoat clear?

    Clear coats used in auto paint applications can generally be broken down into two main types; topcoat clear and inter coat clear.  Many custom car painters and auto enthusiast in general do not understand the difference in the two and when to properly use each.  It is the goal of this article to concisely explain the difference in [&hellip...

  • What is 2K Car Paint?

    Nov 5, 13 • Tech TalkComments Off on What is 2K Car Paint?
    What is 2K Car Paint?

    The term “2K paint” is used frequently now to describe certain finishes including many automotive paints.   Basically, paints that have an activator, catalyst, or hardener required for use are described as two component since they have a 2nd component required to work properly.  As a rule finishes that require only a thinner are not considered 2K since [&hellip...

  • Tips for Painting in Cold Weather

    Nov 5, 13 • Tech TalkComments Off on Tips for Painting in Cold Weather
    Tips for Painting in Cold Weather

    Cool weather is now approaching for much us which means it’s time to make some adjustments to our painting process.  Cool weather can be a real problem for auto painting as the cooler temps slow evaporation of solvents and cure of 2K products needed to drive ultimate performance.  Solvents trapped in the film and longer [&hellip...

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