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Friday, 19 November 2021 19:23

SCRS Quick Tips: Why Manufacturers Require Extending Clearcoat

 

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Mike Anderson of Collision Advice and Danny Gredinberg of DEG, in partnership with the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), present Quick Tips for those in the collision industry.

In this video, Mike and Danny talk about extending clearcoat to the natural breakpoint of a panel. All three estimating systems have clearcoat formulas, and these can be helpful in establishing the necessary time to extend clearcoat on panels which don’t have a designated refinish time, like on a roof rail.

 

While attempts to avoid extending clearcoat might initially provide an aesthetically acceptable finish, it does not allow for proper adhesion of the material, or proper film thickness to provide the longevity necessary to stand up against exposure to the elements and daily use.

 

Hear what Mike and Danny have to say about using repair documentation from the OEMs and paint manufacturers to ensure you don’t sacrifice long-term durability that can result in discoloration, peeling, chipping or other forms of deterioration by not restoring the factory finish by applying clearcoat to the panel(s) edge or natural breaking point.

 

This may require removal of exterior components and even exterior panels like doors and fenders in the case of a uniside.

 

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For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, visit www.scrs.com.

 

Source: SCRS

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