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Vehicle Restoration Commonly Used Words and Phrases

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Acetone - A powerful and fast drying solvent that is useful in clean-up equipment. It is the base ingredient in many VOC compliant products for paint reduction.
Additive - Chemicals added to a paint to improve or create certain specific characteristics: i.e., flex agents
Adhesion promoter - Material used over an O.E.M. or cured insoluble finish to increase the adhesion of the topcoat.
Air dry - The drying or solvent evaporation of a topcoat at room temperature.
Alternate color - A color matched to a verifiable O.E.M. color shift.
Aluminum pigment - Small aluminum particles used in paint to reflect light. These flakes vary in size and polish to give a look of glamour and luster.
Arcing (the gun) - The action of turning the wrist or elbow at the end of each pass of paint while doing blends or panel repair. This causes a lighter application of paint at each end of the pattern.
Atomize - The breaking-up of paint into fine particles or droplets by a paint gun.

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