Blending clearcoat is never ideal, but on economical jobs, it’s a skill every technician will need to master. Have a look at the process for blending clear:
A Ford Pickup Truck, J7 Magnetic Metallic being repaired and sprayed using the Sata 5500 HVLP for Sealer & Basecoat, followed by the Sata 5500 RP for Clearcoat application. Sata is known for building professional spray equipment that will last for a very long time and perform well.
A recent YouTube upload, check out the paint job on this Mazda 3 using the Devilbiss DV1 basecoat gun. The application of sealer, basecoat, & clearcoat to the quarter and doors. DV1 Clearcoat gun was not released at the time of this video, but will be featured soon!
Replacing Kitchen Cabinets is not usually a cheap venture. Painting them with a roller can freshen up the look, but if you want something that looks higher end, you will want to spray them. Here’s a look at the process using automotive/industrial paint. The first thing you will need to do is to clean […]
An interesting new set of colors using a leafing aluminum flake has recently emerged and created some excitement in the refinishing community. One of the most popular colors is Mazda 46G, Machine Grey Metallic. It is worth noting that this is not the only color using this flake, Mercedes has used the same thing in their Alubeam […]
Product failures can be a frustrating and costly occurrence in any repair shop and most technicians have already created a blacklist of products that they will never use again. The unfortunate reality is that in the majority of these instances, the failure was because of something we did wrong and not the product itself. […]
Tinting color is the last thing any painter wants to be doing and on days where your paint booth is already backlogged five cars, it can be hard to even find the time. With so many variables impacting the colors you need to match, it’s inevitable that sooner or later you will run into a […]
Among the many challenges a refinish technician is faced within the course of a day, keeping a paint job clean is one that can sometimes be much more difficult than it sounds. While a contemporary paint booth and modern equipment can certainly be beneficial, it is by no means a guarantee of clean work. […]
A paint technician that can keep up with demanding production needs will be one of the most valuable employees to any high production repair facility. To be successful in this type of environment, here are a few tips for maximizing the jobs that go through your paint booth: Use Dry Time Efficiently – The best […]
An unfortunate reality of working in this trade is that many technicians have acquired what they know in the absence of much or any formal training, prep staff are usually the most disadvantaged. Many of us will start off with a piece of sandpaper and absolutely no clue what we are sanding or why. Sometimes […]