Body Shops

Tip. 4 Add revenue by offering clear coat protection with wax or sealant coating.

Probably everyone has had at least once this beautiful feeling when a car is presented to you after an accident repair. Shiny, freshly painted and clean (if your body shop cares enough). We all wish it would stay like that forever. Well, here is when a body shop professional could offer another service- clear coat …

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Tip 5. How to increase your body shop revenue by replacing or repairing windscreens.

In this post I want to talk about another useful service, which a body shop craftsman could offer to their customers, this of windscreen replacement or repair. Statistics  Even if there is no accurate statistics of how much of the overall number of crashes involve windscreen damages, we can surely say that it is quite …

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How medieval painters helped the modern times car painters…

The portfolio of modern undercoats – generic name for various coatings between the vehicle’s surface and the paint – is quite rich. Primers, sealers, surfacers, fillers of various colors, filling properties and budgets are available for a contemporary painter. However, one category of primers stands out – wet-on-wet primers or also called sealers. In this …

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Spectrophotometer or color chips, what is better tool for color matching?

For those of us who are directly involved in car refinishing business, it is not a secret that color matching is the most challenging aspect of the repair in a bodyshop. Car manufacturers, in order to attract new customers, produce more and more complex colors with special effects, pearls and inked clearcoats. Furthermore, even the …

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4 + 2 things car painter and a doctor have in common (revisited)

I wrote this article almost 7 years ago in February 2013, and since then many of our readers referred to it, and, actually, used it in the business presentations and discussions across refinishing industry. It is always fun to make comparisons of incomparable things. After the years, I came across of two more things, which …

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Variety of orbital sanding machines. Difference not to be ignored.

When we speak about different aspects of the car body repairs, usually we mainly discuss the quality of the materials, especially chemicals. No doubt, the final result of any refinishing job depends on paint, clear or primer used. However, it is of utmost importance not to forget how important is the preparation stage, including such …

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What a painter should learn from coronavirus pandemic?

Nowadays press, internet and television bombard us with threatening statistics about COVID-19, or coronavirus in plain English. Everyday a new country is added to the list of infected areas, numbers of sick people with a death toll statistics cause panic and fear. Dust masks and hand antiseptic disappeared. People from all over the world have …

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If you want to have a successful car repair garage, this is the most important trait you must have.

Last week I had a minor health issue, and I had to visit the on-duty hospital during the night. I will skip all the hassle and long waiting in the Greek state hospital. It is awful. It is worth writing about, but not in Etalon Refinish Blog. However, while waiting in an uncomfortable chair for …

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