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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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Market differences between the UK and the rest of Europe

The idea of this article came to me on board of a flight from my business trip from London to Athens, after a week spent with Etalon’s customers in Ireland and the United Kingdom. I was thinking about the differences between the Great Britain and the continental Europe in various aspects of life. You can …

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What force is the ultimate drive for change in the collision repair industry?

Insurance companies’ role. I admit that it is a tricky question without an obvious answer for everyone. However, I believe that insurance companies – the main payers of the repair bills – push the collision repair industry forward. Some of you may disagree, claiming, not without a good reason, that insurers often prevent bodyshops from …

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History of Generic Names in the Automotive Refinishing Industry.

In our everyday life, we use many words, which, in fact, are registered trademarks. As time passes, consumers use those words generically to describe certain products. Kleenex, Jeep, Post-it, Frisbee, Aspirin, Xerox, Google, Jacuzzi, are all registered trademarks, but we never think about it. Certainly, it is a great success for any company, when their …

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