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Exploring Dent Pulling Procedures

Hey everyone, my name is Ty Baker. I would like to discuss the different ways auto body workers pull dents. The dent pulling process often makes damaged body panels look like new in an instant. Suction based dent pullers are most commonly used, especially on fiberglass panels. However, body repair experts have pullers that screw into or weld onto the damaged vehicle panels. From there, the pros carefully tug the material back into shape. I hope you will learn about this process to help you understand how your vehicle is repaired after a collision. Knowing how the experts approach the job will help you stay stress free throughout the procedure. Thank you for coming by my website about pulling dents out of automotive panels. Please come back soon.



Exploring Dent Pulling Procedures

What Is Two-Stage Paint For Cars?

by Jill Robinson

In regards to auto body paint, there are both single-stage and two-stage paint available. Single-stage or one-stage paint as it may be called, is the original kind of auto body paint used on all automobiles. Two-stage or dual-stage paint, as it is also known, is the type most often used on vehicles today. They both have drawbacks and benefits, as outlined below.

One-Stage Paint

This type of paint process includes the color and gloss all in one paint. In the earlier days of automobiles, this was the only type of paint available to auto body technicians. The process, as its name implies, is a single step of painting. It is then buffed to a shine. Because it is just one step, it is a faster way to have your car or truck painted. The speed of one stage as well as using less paint means the cost is reduced too.

Owners of classic cars that they wish to showcase, should still use one stage paint in order to maintain the look of the era. The drawbacks of this type of paint is its lack of comparative shine to two-stage paints; it also has a lower durability: It does not last under direct sunlight. However, if this is a show car that is kept under wraps, this may not be a big factor.

Two Stage Paint

This process should really be named a three-stage paint, as there are three steps involved. First, a primer is applied to the body of the vehicle. This is followed by the color, and then finished with a clear coat gloss that provides the shine of today's auto body. Compared to the single stage paint, there are more products involved and more time needed to apply, making it more labor intensive. These items make it a more expensive choice. If you factor in its durability, however, the value is there.

As well, the single-stage paint can't compete with the shine, gloss and reflectiveness of the dual stage paint. It's always best to consult with an auto body technician regarding the use of single or dual paint for a particular vehicle. Most vehicles would do best with a two-stage paint, but a single-stage paint is the way to go with a classic automobile. Either way, the paint comes with clear instructions on how best to apply it, and whether a protective coat is needed.  Talk to experts like Convoy Collision and Auto Body for more information.