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Spring Showers Bring Driving Safety Hazards

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Worn out tires and windshield wiper blades are symptoms of neglected vehicle maintenance that put drivers and passengers at serious risk during the typically rainy months of spring.

Thin tire treads create hazardous driving conditions when water builds up on the roadway, according to the Car Care Council. Deep tread accommodates accumulated water; thin tread does not. Thin tread causes the tire to hydroplane – ride up on a film of water, losing contact with the pavement, similar to driving on ...

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Dirty Cabin Air Filters Can Affect Your Breathing In The Car

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During the hot summer months, contaminants, such as pollen, dust, mold spores and smog, can easily enter a vehicle’s passenger compartment through the air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems, making the air in the car six times dirtier than the air outside, cautions the Car Care Council.

Motorists can protect themselves and their passengers from these contaminants by replacing the vehicle’s cabin air filter annually or more often in areas with heavy contaminants, or whenever heating or cooling efficiency is reduced. ...

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Proper Washing And Waxing Add Value To Vehicle

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More than one-third of car owners use damaging non-automotive products when washing their cars-products that could contain harmful detergents, abrasives and additives. And almost half of motorists don’t ever wax their vehicles.

“Waxing at least twice a year is recommended for maximum protection, yet surveys show that 48 percent of motorists don’t wax their vehicles at all,” said Jeffrey Webb, director of retail marketing at Turtle Wax, Inc. “That’s leaving money on the table at trade-in time, ...

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Getting Ready For Winter

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The Council recommends the following tasks be performed by a do-it-yourselfer or professional auto technician:

• Check the coolant (antifreeze); coolant should be flushed and refilled every two years in most vehicles.
• Check the owner’s manual to see if your driving habits are considered “severe,” and if so, have the oil changed accordingly, usually every 3,000 miles; consider changing to a “winter weight” oil if you live in a cold climate.
• Check the battery and exhaust system.
• Be ...

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How fast does your paint dry?

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All PPG LIC products are dry to the touch in 30-60 minutes or less (depending on conditions). When applying more than one coat allow the first coat to flash for 10 minutes before applying a second coat.

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Do PPG Light Industrial Coatings contain heavy metals?

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All PPG LIC products are lead and chrome free.

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Do you have a textured finish?

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Some manufacturers require a textured finish as a protection from marring or to hide imperfections in the substrate. Because of AUE 100 urethane’s unique characteristics it’s able to be applied to a smooth finish or as a textured finish simply by altering the atomization pressure and fluid delivery. This unique 1 mix process provides improved production rates and reduced product waste.

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What does it mean to paint electrostatically?

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In electrostatic painting, the atomized paint droplets pick up an excess of electrons, becoming negatively charged. The part to be painted is electrically neutral, making the part positive in respect to the negative paint droplets. The opposite charges set up an electrostatic attraction between the charged droplets of paint and the part to be painted. This process is particularly effective when painting mesh, rods, or cylinders as the paint will wrap around the part and coat the whole part while ...

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Does United have low VOC products available?

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Yes, UIC can supply paint systems that are less than 3.5 lbs./gal. VOC. Both single component and multiple component systems are available.

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How long does it take to do a color match?

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United Industrial Coatings guarantees a 24 hour turnaround time on custom color matches. Almost any new or existing color standard can be matched quickly and accurately with our computer color matching system. Once formulated, batches as small as a gallon can be reproduced time after time without the color drift problems associated with many manual small batch methods.

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