A time-saving tool for professional refinishers
29 June 2021 – Standox has a new comprehensive poster available to professional refinishers detailing each stage of every type of plastic repair. The Plastic Repair Poster aims to speed up the plastic repair process and to help refinishers work more efficiently.
Kevin Welling, Training Academy Manager for Axalta in the UK and Ireland, says, “Even for the most experienced refinisher, sometimes the art of refinishing plastics parts can be daunting because they can be made from an array of individual plastics, from ABS and PP, to PVC, or a myriad of combined plastic compounds. And different parts need to be refinished in distinctive ways with specific products to get the very best results.”
The Standox Plastic Repair Poster takes the guesswork out of these repairs. With clear and easy to follow images and instructions, it shows refinishers when to sand, to clean, to flash off, and tells them the best product to use at every step of the repair.
The poster is divided into six sections, covering:
- New and unprimed plastic car parts
- New and factory primed plastic car parts
- Damaged plastic car parts
- Gel coated or factory primed UP composites
- Full cover build Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP)
- Weave effect look CFRP
“In some cases, parts can’t be repaired and must be replaced, for instance when a load-bearing part is made of a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic. Not replacing it could be a safety risk,” adds Welling.
Professional refinishers should also remember that the quality of plastic substrates can vary. The release agents used during production can also differ, which can affect paint adhesion. The experts at Standox always advise to pre-test substrates to ensure that the pre-treatment is sufficient for proper adhesion.
Standox customers can download the poster from the news section of their Standowin iQ Digital Colour Management software.
For more detailed information about plastic repairs and how to avoid common repair errors, please refer to the Standox Standothek guide, How to refinish plastics, which can be downloaded from the Standox website at www.standox.co.uk.
Standox, a global refinish coating brand from Axalta, is the best choice for professional refinishers. Customers can rely on Standox to achieve the best quality results, every time, accurately and quickly. As a brand manufactured in Wuppertal, Germany, Standox ensures our customers are ready for future digitalisation by improving workflow and work processes with digital tools. Standox further supports customers not only with relevant market insights but also work provision thanks to extensive approvals from car manufacturers as well as fleet, lease and insurance companies, which reflect the brand’s position as a leading partner to the automotive industry. Standox – the art of refinishing.