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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

WITH MANUFACTURERS ROLLING OUT MORE AND MORE FLAT FINISHES, the demand for repair specialists has increased. A matte finish requires special attention to repair without aggressive techniques ruining the paint. With the release of PPG’s Matte Care Guide, autobody and paint specialists can now specialize in fast, effective and flawless matte finish repair.

Due to the differences in the composition and finish of low-gloss automotive paints and other automotive paints, PPG has developed a guide for the care and maintenance of low-gloss finishes.

With these helpful tips from PPG, matte finishes are easier to maintain and keep their appearance longer.

PPG’s resident expert, Chris Springer, has these tips for you:

  • Though the application process is no different than a high gloss coat, the sealer should be replaced with a premium matte clear
  • The first coat of clear should be sprayed as a medium-wet coat and allowed to dry to a dull appearance
  • The second coat should be full-wet and allowed to dry 5-10 minutes
  • The final coat needs to be completely dry before baking it to cure


Application Techniques:

  • Preparation and cleanliness are the first steps to a successful product
  • Application consistency is key; spray 6-8 inches from panel with a 90 degree angle
  • The drop coat should be sprayed 12-18 inches from panel with a 90 degree angle
  • A compliant gun with a 1.2 – 1.3 fluid tip will allow the painter to maneuver the car easier and faster as well as distribute an even coat

Don’t let your awesome matte finish become glossy with improper care techniques, Industrial Finishes’ experts are standing by to answer all your PPG Matte Finish question, call 800.531.1305 or email


Story contributed by Emily Brown

Category Auto


Thursday, July 30th, 2015

DO YOU HAVE OLD BATTERIES STACKED IN YOUR GARAGE OR SHOP or dying batteries that need reviving? PulseTech Products Corporation has capitalized on an environmentally friendly and cost effective solution for keeping your lead-acid batteries working longer – Pulse Technology.

What is Pulse Technology?

PulseTech has patented Pulse Technology as a safe, effective and scientifically validated product that restores batteries and extends battery life up to five times its normal cycle. Pulse Technology not only restores batteries, it also prevents premature battery failure, reduces hazardous waste and fees old batteries produce, thus creating a more sustainable and safe environment.

How does it work?

As batteries sit for extended periods of time sulfate crystals begin to build and cover the battery plates, forming a physical barrier across the plates preventing a charge. Pulse Technology removes the sulfate crystals and allows the battery to accept, store and release maximum power, returning your battery to an environmentally safe and responsible product.

Industrial Finishes wants to help save your batteries, your wallet and the environment, call 800.531.1305 or email

Story contributed by Emily Brown


Thursday, July 30th, 2015

McPHERSON COLLEGE OF McPHERSON, KANSAS welcomes old and new faces to the automotive industry with the increase in students attending this year’s Automotive Restoration Summer Institute.

McPherson College is an exception to all other colleges because it is the only institution to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree in automotive restoration. Though there are few that have the time and the resources to attend MC and complete the bachelor’s program, the summer institutes give teenagers and retirees alike the chance to hone in on paint restoration, electrical systems, engine and upholstery repair skills.

The college partners with the REVS program at Stanford University to allow for Stanford students to further their automotive expertise. With the return of two Stanford students building a self-driven car, 120 other students were accepted into the prestigious MC program this summer.

Industrial Finishes recognizes the hard work and talent of the McPherson Automotive Restoration Institute students and encourage young and old alike to pursue their passions in the automotive industry.

For a closer look at McPherson College and the Restoration Institute visit

To further your own automotive education call Industrial Finishes at 800.531.1305 or email for upcoming classes or workshops.

Story contributed by Emily Brown

Category Auto


Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

WE’VE RECENTLY ADDED SEVERAL NEW “CHANNELS” TO OUR YOUTUBE PAGE featuring assorted products and suppliers with whom we work. See the latest from companies such as Dynabrade, Goff’s, and much more.

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