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Vehicle Restoration Commonly Used Words and Phrases

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Gloss - Reflectance of light from a painted surface
Gravity feed - A configuration of spray equipment where the paint material is fed into the spray gun from the top by gravity.
Grayness - The amount of black or white in a specific color
Grinding - Using a coarse abrasive, usually a spinning disc to remove paint, undercoat, rust, etc. before applying body filler
Ground coat - Highly pigmented coat of paint applied before a transparent color to speed hiding
Guide coat - A mist coat of a different color, usually primer, to aid in getting a panel sanded straight. A dry contrasting color applied to prime prior to sanding. This coat remains in the low areas and imperfections during the sanding process. When removed, imperfections are eliminated.

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