body work

Re: body work

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Thu May 23, 2013 12:18 pm

I just dont understand how a paint that is water based pain could stand up to the weather or dry up hard enough to not scratch. :?
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Re: body work

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu May 23, 2013 10:36 pm

Carl,

It is part of a system. It needs to have the clear coat applied over it or it will fail fast.

In fact the clear coat is what provides the UV protection for the solvent based base coats. This is where a lot of body shops get into trouble. They try to use a "cheap" clear coat in order to maximize profits due to their bad business choices in other areas of the repair. The cheap clear coats do not offer the UV protection which allow the UV rays to attack the base coat. This, in turn leads to clear coat separation or at the minimum degradation of the base coat bond to the clear coat.

But then again, most shops are constantly fed work by insurance companies looking for cheap prices. They do not have to repair vehicles correctly since they rarely see someone the second time.



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Re: body work

PostBy: gaw On: Thu May 23, 2013 11:20 pm

When I went to tech school we sprayed several Imron jobs. Just a single application of colored paint. We also did one or two Imron clear over lacquer color coat. The majority of the jobs got Centari with hardener. Dulux was good enough if you were on a budget. Everything got sprayed out of the Binks model 7 and we didn’t think twice about the environmentalists.
Rick 386 wrote:But then again, most shops are constantly fed work by insurance companies looking for cheap prices. They do not have to repair vehicles correctly since they rarely see someone the second time.

Speaking of insurance, I just got rid of an Olds Bravada that the wife hit a deer with. A buckled hood and left fender along with the grill, radiator and all that other good stuff in front of the fan being broken, the cost to fix it was a couple hundred more than to write it off as a loss. It kind of sucks but when the price of a fender is $1,000 I don’t think they really want you to fix stuff anymore.
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Re: body work

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:52 am

Samhill, Thanks for posting the video from Iraq.I will keep that and refer to it when I again need to know my old Willys isn't really that bad afterall. Mike
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