Body Shops

Paint defects in bodyshop – Mottling/Clouding. Prevention is better than remedy.

by Alexandros Aslamazis It is a well-known fact that re-work and correction of spraying defects in a bodyshop are the main reason of the profit drain. Your customer will never pay you to correct your mistakes, thus it will always come out of your pocket. Knowing why pain defects occur, and most importantly, how to …

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What if you had limitless resources for your paint store or body shop?

I am privileged to meet a lot of bright people during my trips around the globe. Car paint industry may not attract many people with PhD or MBA degrees, but believe me, many collision repair professionals in our industry are outstanding craftsmen and have true entrepreneurial spirit. We all can learn from each other, and …

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Which non-premium paint brand do you think is the best?

by Alexandros Aslamazis       A few weeks ago I started a discussion on two LinkedIn groups with the title: “Which non-premium paint brand do you think is the best?” I was really surprised how many people commented. In total 74 comments on Automotive Refinishing Reloaded and Automotive Refinish groups were left. Therefore I …

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“I have been doing this (spraying cars/selling paints) for X years now! Don’t try to teach me”

                                                                   In my not so long career in car refinishing trade I have heard these words very often. What changes is the number of years in business. It is usually 20 years at least, even if the guy in front of you is in his early 30s. Whether you speak to a car sprayer or …

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Why metallic colours look different on car’s metal and plastic parts like bumpers and spoilers?

Most probably, you have already faced this problem at some point of your career. A painter may feel frustrated why the paint looks a bit lighter, and the flakes appear flatter. Even if you spray an adjacent fender or a quarter panel in exactly the same way, the difference will still be there. Auto body …

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Why independent refinishing products producers and suppliers must give their best shot in 2014?

By Alexandros Aslamazis   This is my last blog post for 2013. It was a difficult year, yet with some great opportunities for developing new geographical markets. It is obvious that economic slowdown will continue in 2014. European Union, the world’s largest economy, is facing a second wave of crisis, and definitely not only in …

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