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Vehicle Restoration Commonly Used Words and Phrases

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D.O.I. (Distinctness of image) - How clear a finish reflects an image
Defined Orientation - The dispersion of metallic or mica flake with a definite pattern.
Delamination - The peeling of a finish having improper adhesion
Depth - Lighter or darker in comparing two colors. The first adjustment in color matching.
Die-back - The gradual loss of gloss due to continued evaporation of solvent after polishing
Direct (face) - The color viewed from head-on (90).
Dispersion laquer - Particles of lacquer paint suspended or dispersed in a solvent which is not strong enough for total solution.
Double coat - One single coat of paint followed immediately by another.
Drier - A material used in a paint which enables it to cure
Dry - The evaporation of solvent from a paint film.
Dry film thickness - The thickness of a paint after it has dried and/or cured. Measured in mils.
Dry spray - The process of applying paint in a lighter or not as wet application.
Durability - How well a film weathers and lasts

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