• What Causes Paint to Chip?

    What Causes Paint to Chip?

    While major paint damage is becoming rarer as coatings technology improves, all vehicles will have chipped paint at some point. What causes these chips, and what can you do to prevent them? Why Does Paint Chip? The harder something strikes paint, the more likely it will chip off. However, if the paint is in good

  • Collision Repair Jargon

    Collision Repair Jargon

    Are you having trouble following the work that needs to be done after an accident? Do you feel like your insurance agent is speaking another language? Here are some of the most common terms used by the collision repair industry and what they mean. Parts and Repairs OEM: This stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer.” These

  • Contour Mapping: Keeping Body Repairs from Looking Like Repairs

    Contour Mapping: Keeping Body Repairs from Looking Like Repairs

    Fixing a dent or a scratch doesn’t require a repair in just that area. Even minor imperfections can stand out, creating visible differences between original surfaces and the repair. People in the industry call this “contour mapping.” Like the elevation lines on a topographic map, these shifts in paint and surface quality result in dramatic

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