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Vehicle Restoration Commonly Used Words and Phrases

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Paint Settling - The dropping or settling of the solids in a reduced or unreduced paint to the bottom of paint gun or can.
Painter variables - Painter can control range of reduction, air pressure, speed of travel, flash time, etc
Panel repair - Refinishing of a complete panel
Peeling - Loss of adhesion between one coat of paint to succeeding coats or coatings
Photochemically reactive - Organic solvents that react with ultra violet light to form oxidants such as ozone and smog
Pin-hole - Paint imperfection resembling a hole about the size of the head of a straight pin. Caused by solvent entrapment or air bubbles
Pot life - The amount of time a mixed material is usable
Pressure pot - A sealed paint cup with a paint gun which puts a measured amount of air pressure into it. This then forces the paint to the gun for atomization.
Primary colors - Red, yellow and blue. These colors resemble no other color and cannot be formed by mixtures of any other colors.
Primer surfacer - A primer designed specifically to build thickness for filling shallow surface flaws by sanding.
Puckered - Small wrinkles or buckles caused by a non-compatibility of additives
Putty (spot) - Materials used to fill imperfections in a substrate. Composed of a lacquer or polyester resin. Applied with a squeegee and sanded smooth.

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