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The Importance Behind Compressed Air Line Cleaning

By Westside Auto Paint | August 1, 2022

Because compressed air is used for every step of the automotive painting process, it’s imperative that your compressed air lines are properly cleaned on a regular basis. Automotive paint and body shops must rely on compressed air lines in order to apply: Paint or primer Base coatsClearcoat finishes Sanding and more! The Importance of Compressed Air Line Cleaning …

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Best Practices To Reduce Wrinkling or Lifting

By Westside Auto Paint | July 1, 2022

There are many different types of car paint defects, including wrinkling, also called lifting. Keep reading to learn what wrinkling/lifting is, how to avoid it, and how to fix it if it does happen to the vehicle you’re painting.  What is Wrinkling/Lifting? Wrinkling or lifting occurs when an existing paint layer shrivels during the application…

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What Body Shops Need To Know About ADAS

By Westside Auto Paint | June 1, 2022

Nowadays, nearly every new vehicle has some form of ADAS built into it. The more vehicles that are on the road with advanced driver assistance systems, the more important it is that you and your team understand what ADAS technologies are, as well as how to perform ADAS calibration in order to best serve your…

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How Can You Deal With Fisheye When Spraying Primer or Paint?

By Westside Auto Paint | May 2, 2022

What the heck is Fisheye anyway?  We get that question a lot from our clients. We’ll address that question in this post, and the answer might surprise you a bit. Here’s what we’re going to cover: What Is Fisheye? How Can You Deal With The Fisheye—A Quick Prevention And Remediation Tutorial  Where You Can Go…

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Auto Body Painting Maintenance

By Westside Auto Paint | April 1, 2022

Tips For Protecting Your Paint Job Long Term When you’ve finally completed putting a new paint or finish on a customer’s vehicle, you need to make sure that it stays in excellent condition before they pick it up. After all, you don’t want to ruin a perfect paint job – or have to do it…

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Spray Booth Maintenance, Tips, and Tricks

By Westside Auto Paint | March 1, 2022

The spray booth in your operation is one of the most important tools you own. Just like any tool, if you treat it right, it will do the same for you. The trick is to keep your spray booth maintained and clean, which can be tough to do when it’s getting constant use. Dirt, debris,…

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Cutting Down On Waste Inside and Outside Of The Paint Booth

By Westside Auto Paint | February 1, 2022

Start Reducing Redo’s Today When we talk about cutting down on wasted supplies around the shop some things are simple fixes, like switching from a 2 inch masking tape to something more narrow if the job allows. However to see a real impact on your bottom line you have to start thinking about the bigger…

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How to Boost Efficiency – And Save Money – In Your Body Shop

By Westside Auto Paint | January 3, 2022

Labor and product shortages – along with creeping inflation – continue to affect businesses of every size in every industry. However, it’s still necessary to service customers and go after projects that can bring money into your operation. While it may be difficult to speed up deliveries and hire new employees, shop owners can take…

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How To Ensure Your Auto Body Painting Perfectly Matches The Vehicle’s Existing Paint

By Westside Auto Paint | December 1, 2021

Finding the perfect color match can sometimes be daunting, even for the most experienced auto body technician. Depending on the job at hand there might not be a lot of room for error when it comes to matching up paint for a small repair. Color matching has become an art form, as there are thousands…