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Glossary of Terms and Definitions - H
Vehicle Restoration Commonly Used Words and Phrases

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Handslick - The time it takes for a wet paint film to become ready for another coat of paint
Hardner - A material used to speed cure of an enamel.See also CATALYST
Hardness - Resistance of a paint film to surface damage measured in pencil hardness
Hazardous waste - Materials used in the repair and/or painting process that cannot be disposed of through normal waste disposal. These products require special handling and disposal set forth by federal and local laws.
High bake - The baking of paint above 180 F.
High solid - Paints and undercoats which have more pigment and resin (film formers) than their regular equivalent.
High strength/concentration - The amount of pigment in the volume solid portion is in a higher amount, more pigment vs. resin
Hit - Small increment. A gradual increase in quantity. Term used in color adjustment
Hold-out (color) - The ability of an under-coat to stop or greatly reduce the topcoat from soaking into it.
Humidity - The amount or degree of water vapor in the air measured in percent

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