Vehicle refinishing has a special and key role in the automotive repair industry. Although it is the last finishing step, it does a lot more for the vehicle than just making it look at its best. So, this process needs to be done correctly with an aesthetic sense and creative thinking.
The water-borne system is the new fad in the industry. But there are much more sustainable developments taking place in the paint and refinishing realm.
The HVLP spray guns have replaced the conventional sprayers. With regulated air pressure, HVLP guns reduce wastage, overspray, and pollution of the environment.
The spot or smart repair is the efficient and cost-effective alternative for repairing minor paint damage. In this method instead of re-painting complete body part, only the damaged area is treated.
With changing hues of customer behavior, a hike in vehicle collisions, and evolving environmental regulations, the automotive refinishing market is to witness many more major paradigm shifts.
In view of this, the August issue of KARREP aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the increasing complexity of the painting and refinishing process as new substrates and technology that require special equipment and repair formulations are being introduced to the market.
We have Mr Ajay Ram from ASDC, an expert in automotive skill development sharing his views on the automotive refinishing industry demystifying key factors driving the market growth, layers of the coating process, and the post-pandemic state.
Automotive Refinishing is a multi-step process and requires a lot of patience and perfectionism. Thank you Mr Basheer Alatawneh and Mr Amit Asija for your inputs and views on refinishing procedures.
From monotonous black shades to color-changing paints, auto refinishing come a long way. Our Cover Story takes a ride through the timeline of the automotive refinishing industry to understand important milestones
Plus, in a tête-à-tête with Rachel Murray of Paint by Rach, she discusses her journey of becoming renowned freelance automotive refinisher.
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