• Paint Contamination: Where It Comes From and How it Harms Your Car’s Finish

    Paint Contamination: Where It Comes From and How it Harms Your Car’s Finish

    Without protection from dust, oil and other contaminants, even the best-applied paint can end up looking terrible. Paint contaminants can take many forms, and knowing where they come from can help you identify paint contamination, whether it’s from botched collision repair or from day-to-day exposure. Fallout  No, it’s not the type left by nuclear explosions. In

  • The Stages of Auto Repair

    The Stages of Auto Repair

    What happens to your car when you bring it to a body shop, and why does it take longer and cost more than other automotive repairs? When the value of your vehicle, its drivability and its safety are on the line, it takes a lot more work to fix than getting an oil change. These

  • Developing Colors to Match Your Car
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    Developing Colors to Match Your Car

    How does an auto body shop get a newly painted body panel to look like it did when it left the factory? Spies Hecker comes out with 25,000 new paint formulas each year that can be recreated in body shops like ours to recreate factory paint. Those formulas are the result of work starting before

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