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    How Does Paint Temperature Affect Different Automotive Paints?

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Dec 21, 2017 3:02:00 PM

    In our last blog, we discussed Henry Ford’s decision to choose one color for their Model T’s — black. To support his assembly line concept, Ford required a fast-drying paint, and in 1909, the only paint available that met the needs of mass production came in only one color: black.

    To contrast with today, not only are cars available in a technicolor range of shades and hues, but they also utilize different types of paint to perform different functions.

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    Topics: Viscosity, automotive painting, Paint Temperature Control Series, paint temperature control, automotive paint finishing

    The Evolution of Automotive Paint Finishing: From the Model T to Today

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Dec 17, 2017 1:02:00 PM

    Not long after the beginning of the 20th century, 1909 by his own account, Henry Ford made the famous statement, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.”

    In reality, the Model T was offered in multiple colors as early as 1908, but he was experimenting with the assembly line and the resulting increase in production speed required a fast-drying paint which, at the time, was only available in black.

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    Topics: Viscosity, automotive painting, Paint Temperature Control Series, paint temperature control

    5 Types of Paint Finish Defects That May Indicate a Paint Temperature Problem

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Dec 14, 2017 3:06:00 PM

    Paint problems got you down?   From runs, to improper matte/gloss, to orange peel, there are a great variety of issues that can affect your paint.  And with the short lead-times and incredibly high quality your customers demand nowadays, it can be overwhelming and expensive to deal with these issues.  You need your issue fixed as quickly as possible, so you can get back to profitable production.

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    Topics: Viscosity, automotive painting, industrial painting, Paint Temperature Control Series, paint surface finish

    The Necessity of Paint Temperature Control in Robotic Paint Finishing

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Dec 10, 2017 5:01:31 PM

    The rise of robots has revolutionized automotive and industrial finishing operations over the last several decades.  Robots are uniquely capable of handling those high-precision, repetitive tasks of which humans quickly grow tired.  They can repeat the same path, speed, angle and distance to the part time-after-time-after-time without ever growing tired or taking a sick day.

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    Topics: Viscosity, automotive painting, industrial painting, Paint Temperature Control Series, robotic painting

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