Top 5 Things That Will Compromise Your Vehicle’s Paint

March 12th, 2019 by Alex Gipe

Automotive finishing is one of the most important parts of the auto manufacturing process. It obviously makes the vehicle look good, which is important when choosing a car to purchase, but your automobile’spaint job is also an important tool for protecting the car’s value, and the vehicle itself. Here is a list of the top 5 things that can compromise your vehicle’s paint. However, with a little time and […]

Six Things to Consider When Choosing a Supplier

April 13th, 2018 by Alex Gipe

The collision repair industry is highly competitive, and repairers face many choices that can have a significant impact on their businesses. Choosing the right direct repair programs (DRPs), parts suppliers, and paint suppliers are just a few decisions collision repair business owners face.

PPG Announces Training Schedule

April 5th, 2018 by Alex Gipe

Technology changes quickly. With new equipment, new products, and new techniques auto body repair shops need continuous education to stay competitive in the marketplace.

Introducing PPGs EST 900 DTM Chasis Black Topcoat

March 29th, 2018 by Alex Gipe

PPG’s Commercial Coatings Division will soon launch a key new product, EST900 DTM Topcoat, which will give customers a new choice for metal protection.

Introducing the Total Automotive Sanding System From 3M and Festool

February 14th, 2018 by Alex Gipe

Why consider dust extraction?

Tech Tips: Matching Today’s More Vibrant, Factory Original Colors

January 16th, 2018 by Alex Gipe

As automakers look to differentiate their vehicles from the competition, offering eye-catching exterior colors is one proven way to attract the new car buyer. That’s clearly evident

Tech Tips: Mazda 46G Machine Gray Waterborne Basecoat Repair Process

January 16th, 2018 by Alex Gipe

In this process we will apply Mazda paint code 46G Machine Gray,which is a special effect gray metallic color that gives the paint a “sculpted from solid steel” appearance.

Tech Tips: High Performance Translucent Blend Repair

January 16th, 2018 by Alex Gipe

Below is a video shared from PPG’s website. This demonstration will show the benefits of using a blended edge underneath a translucent color versus the defined edge of a sanded primer alone.

Black is Back: 2018 PPG Color of the Year

January 10th, 2018 by Alex Gipe

Every year PPG paints selects a single color as it’s PGG Paints Color of the Year representative. The 2018 color was selected back in June of 2017, but now that 2018 is upon us, it’s time to take a closer look at this year’s color. Black is back in style for PPG, as they have […]