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Back to Basics: The 4 Main Layers of Automotive Paint

Back to Basics: The 4 Main Layers of Automotive Paint

By Westside Auto Paint | December 1, 2022

In order to make sure your automotive paint job is done right, it’s important to understand the automotive painting process, including the four main layers of automotive paint, the order in which these layers are applied, and why each layer is necessary. No matter if you’re just getting started with refinishing or have been doing…

ADAS: The Difference Between Scanning & Calibration

By Westside Auto Paint | November 1, 2022

In our previous post, What Body Shops Need To Know About ADAS, we talked about what exactly an ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) is and when calibration is needed. So, we thought we’d dedicate this post to explaining the differences between scanning and ADAS calibration because it seems to cause some confusion in the auto…

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Body Shop Cycle Time Killers

By Westside Auto Paint | October 3, 2022

Cycle time killers cost your body shop both time and money, especially when it comes to painting and resurfacing your customer’s vehicles. Plus, longer cycle times not only cause your shop to lose money, but they can also really frustrate your customers and may even cause them to go to a competitor.  So, we’ve compiled…

How To Choose The Right Abrasive For Auto Body Repair

By Westside Auto Paint | September 1, 2022

Repainting a car or even fixing up a scratch or scrape is a complex task. If you want to avoid frustrating mistakes, ensure quality control, and reduce costly redos, you need to make sure you choose the right abrasive for auto body repair from the start. Things to Consider When Choosing Your Abrasive In order…

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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 coats Clearcoat finishes  Sanding and more! The Importance of Compressed…

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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…

Auto Body Painting Maintenance

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,…