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What Makes a Good Clear Coat?

What Makes a Good Clear Coat? June 2015 How can a good clear coat save you in the long run?

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Is a Plural Mixing System Right for Me?

Is a Plural Mixing System Right for Me? April 2015 Plural Mixing System - Should I make the investment?

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What is the difference between Alkyd and Urethane?

What is the difference between Alkyd and Urethane? March 2015 - Alkyd or Urethane? Do you know the difference?

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How Can We Predict Long Term Durability?

How Can We Predict Long Term Durability? February 2015 - Find out how we can condense 5 years of testing into 3 months.

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Does The Grit Matter?

Does The Grit Matter? February 2015 - Find out what sandpaper grit is best for your operation.

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What Are The Differences Between a Surfacer and a Sealer?

What Are The Differences Between a Surfacer and a Sealer? January 2015 - Find out why you should use one over the other.

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Can Your Antiperspirant Cause Fish Eyes?

Can Your Antiperspirant Cause Fish Eyes? January 2015 - Isolate the causes of cratering by checking for oils.

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What is Gloss and How Do We Measure It?

What is Gloss and How Do We Measure It? January 2015 - Find out makes a finish have a high gloss versus a flat look.

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Paint Comparison Tips

Paint Comparison Tips December 2014 - What characteristics do you consider when comparing paints?

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What Makes Powder Coatings Different Than Liquid?

What Makes Powder Coatings Different Than Liquid? December 2014 - Find out how they differ and why you might choose one over the other.

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Epoxy Primers vs. Urethane Primers… Which is better?

Epoxy Primers vs. Urethane Primers… Which is better? December 2014 - Although very similar, epoxy and urethane primers each have a few distinct attributes that you need to understand before making your selection.

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Finding The Perfect Air Pressure

Finding The Perfect Air Pressure November 2014 - Adjusting your spray gun air pressure to the appropriate level will help keep your application consistent. Find out what happens if you don’t!

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Do You Really Need a Primer and a Topcoat?

Do You Really Need a Primer and a Topcoat? November 2014 - When the time comes to evaluate your coating system make sure to prioritize the characteristics you require.

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How To Improve Your Edge Coverage

How To Improve Your Edge Coverage November 2014 - Have you noticed your coating coverage on sharp edges is weaker than other areas?

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Pre-Winter Checklist

Pre-Winter Checklist October 2014 - Summer is officially behind us! Now is the time to prepare for the snow, salt, and water that can wreak havoc on your vehicles.

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Fleet Refinishing for Dummies

Fleet Refinishing for Dummies September 2014 - Your preparation is key to a long lasting finish. The entire painting process hinges on proper cleaning, sanding, and prepping.

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The Secret to Coating Coverage

The Secret to Coating Coverage August 2014 - The true secret to maximizing your painting application can be discovered before your load your spray gun or even step foot into the booth.

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What is Cyclical Corrosion?

What is Cyclical Corrosion? July 2014 - Do you have a maintenance program in place to prevent corrosion? If you don't... YOU NEED ONE!

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National Safety Month

National Safety Month June 2014 - Worker safety is a priority to Sherwin-Williams and because June is national safety month we wanted to share the 3 keys to a safe work environment.

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Summer Coating Maintenance

Summer Coating Maintenance June 2014 - As temperatures start to climb, your products and painting process needs to be evaluated.

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3 Things Your Boss Needs To Know About Paint

3 Things Your Boss Needs To Know About Paint May 2014 - We understand that paint is often just a piece of the manufacturing or refinishing puzzle. Unfortunately, as you climb up the organizational chart, fewer and fewer details are shared about specific pieces to the puzzle.

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The Future of Paint

The Future of Paint May 2014 - 100 years from now paint will be much smarter than it is today. Think about how advanced some of our technology is today.

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Price vs. Production

Price vs. Production April 2014 - Is There More To A Can of Paint Than Price? Often, a gallon of paint will cost more if it has process improving qualities.

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Proactive Lean Principles

Proactive Lean Principles April 2014 - There is no doubt 5S can be helpful, but before you make any changes to existing processes you need to develop criteria for success.

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Implement Lean Workspace Tactics

Implement Lean Workspace Tactics April 2014 - You may be asked by your superiors to establish lean practices for your facility. Without any formal training, this can be a daunting task.

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Repair Your Fleet Fast!

Repair Your Fleet Fast! April 2014 - Determining what key performance indicators matter to your shop is important.

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Single Stage Vs. Basecoat

Single Stage Vs. Basecoat March 2014 - Regardless of a metallic or solid finish, there are major differences between applying a single stage system and a basecoat clearcoat system.

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What We Learned At CONEXPO

What We Learned At CONEXPO March 2014 - Decompressing from a show like CONEXPO can take some time. Not only did we gain a new appreciation for the size of the event, (and good walking shoes)...

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Everything You Need

Everything You Need March 2014 - Does your company struggle with inconsistent service and support from your suppliers?

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Trade Show Cheat Sheet

Trade Show Cheat Sheet February 2014 - It is officially trade show season! If you want to make this the year you land new business at your trade show, don’t miss our keys for success.

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Corrosion Prevention Checklist

Corrosion Prevention Checklist February 2014 - Salt, ice and moisture on your vehicle can cause devastating results if overlooked. During your next maintenance inspection go through our short checklist.

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A Painter’s Resolution

A Painter’s Resolution February 2014 - It’s only a month into the New Year and too often the excitement of a resolution has fizzled out. Don’t give in!

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3 Steps to Maximize Your Paint Efficiency

3 Steps to Maximize Your Paint Efficiency January 2014 - Not too long ago, manufacturers and refinishers alike would settle for hours (or even days) of inactivity because of the painting process.

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