Multi brand paint shop vs a single brand carrier

Those of you who have followed my blog for a while, probably know that I really like comparing how car refinishing industry vary from region to region. It is fascinating how different the business models could be in an industry, where precise (color) match is the main target. What is even more fascinating that there […]

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Inside the 23-Dimensional World of Your Car’s Paint Job

Adalberto Gonzalez may well be one of the best painters of cars in Northern California. He doesn’t work in the eye-popping sparkle-and-shine mode of Cali low-rider culture, and he only rarely finds himself refinishing an Italian exotic. Gonzalez, who goes by the nickname Coco, runs the paint room at Alameda Collision Repair, a high-quality shop […]

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Refinishing Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are posing challenges for auto body shops and collision repair centers when it comes to the paint stage of a repair, as many electric cars cannot be baked in a paint booth with temperatures above 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The reason for this is the electric battery. Currently, in a typical shop process, the […]

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