It’s All About Drying

When we say paint, we simply think of a pail and brush to apply a coat of paint on an object then left to sit and dry in air. That’s normally the case with ordinary objects, but when you talk about automotive paint, things get much more complicated to accomplish that deep metallic finish that makes it sparkle. There are various steps in the procedure as well as certain precautions have to be undertaken as not to contaminate the paint during the curing process, because as previously mentioned, automotive paint is very delicate.

                Automotive paint is first mixed in a controlled and clean environment with proper lighting in a paint mixing room. Next is the spraying of paint, this happens also in an enclosed space called a spray booth. This keeps out wind, dust, moisture and other contaminants to give the surface an even coat and prevents particles from clinging on to the surface. After the multiple layers of paint are applied, the vehicle should be subject to a form of finishing systems, like the waterborne paint drying system that not  only isolates the object from the atmosphere, it also reduces curing time by about 90%. This significantly increases the quality of paint as it reduces the exposure to air during curing.

                Automotive painting is very delicate and the curing of the paint itself is just as important as the processes undergone during the whole duration. It is crucial that no corners are cut if you want to produce quality.

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