Some say any color not represented by an OEM offering is custom … but that’s a moving target.
Matte finishes and micro-fine metallic finishes present some challenges, but practice and adherence to manufacturer guidelines can help.
To start, let’s loosely define the purpose of masking. I would sat it’s to protect the masked object. Protect it from what? In the paint shop, we focus on overspray protection, but there are other activities in the body shop that make protecting the masked object necessary.
Many have eliminated the need for a wet-on-wet sealer by finishing off the 2K primer with a finer grit sandpaper, but sometimes it’s still prudent to seal a repair prior to refinishing. You don’t want to experience the dreaded “sealer creep” in a door jamb, where the sealer’s edge is exposed rather than covered with
Adapted from Carl Wilson’s article in BodyShop Business. When mixing paint, having a purpose to achieve the results you’re after will lead to better color match. In the April issue, we discussed fundamentals, pre-existing paint problems and painter responsibility. (Click HERE for the article.) Briefly, let’s under-score painter responsibility: • Turn the mixing bank
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.
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.
There has been a lot of buzz since the 2015 Ford F-150 – largely comprised of aluminum – was released. And rightly so!
I own a body shop, and we recently received a car with damage on the paint. The best way I can describe it is that it looks like crow’s feet. How do I fix this?