The pages below should serve as a helpful insight into the workings of automotive finishes.
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The history and types of automotive finishes
How much material to paint my car
The cost of color change
Preparing car before delivery to body shop
Paint stripping / removal
Rust: cause & cure
Overall painting vs. Panel Painting
Ventilation & Respirators
Wet Sanding
Spray Techniques
Solvents - Thinners & Reducers
Hardeners in Enamels
Lacquer gloss
Pearls in enamel
Color-sand and buff