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I can answer most questions on auto refinishing materials. Especially PPG products. I have knowledge in the latest repair materials and techniques. When it comes to automotive paint I have a solid understanding of how things work.

Experience in the area

I have worked in a PPG paint retail/wholesale business for the last 15 years. I have dealt with many issues regarding paint and repair materials on a daily basis over the years. I don't know that I have all the answers but I would be willing to try.


PPG Trained and Certified. Training with 3M products and Meguair's products.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I learn something new about paint almost everyday. I believe no matter how much you know or think you know you can always learn something new.

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2016-10-10 Re-attaching molding:

Hi David,    You will need to use a 3M double sided tape and a 3M 6396 Adhesion Promotor Wipe. Next you will need to clean the surface completely using soap and water, adhesive remover, and Isopropyl Rubbing

2016-07-08 recoating acrylic enamel:

Hi Mike,    If it's acrylic enamel, it will have a specific time that you can repair and recoat. I would suggest checking with the paint manufacturer and seeing what they recommend for the repair time

2015-12-15 Repaint on one area:

Hi Joe,    Having the color code is definitely a step in the right direction. There still could be some hurdles but having that information is a tremendous help. The color can fade over the years slightly

2015-12-13 Repaint on one area:

Hi Joe,    There are many variables to the answer of this question. First of all, is the car the original color? If so, with what type of paint. Today's body shops mostly are using the latest technology

2015-10-06 not so small paintless spot:

Hi Rick,    For a spot this size I would recommend that you either take it to a body shop for a repair or if you have some handyman skill you might be able to repair it yourself using aerosol cans.   


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