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Vehicle Restoration Commonly Used Words and Phrases

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Random orientation - The dispersion of metallic or mica flakes with no specific pattern
Reducer - A solvent used to thin (reduce) enamels, urethanes, and epoxies.
Refinish - The act of replacing or repairing a painted surface, usually undercoat and topcoat
Reflow - Adding heat to such a degree as to cause the paint to melt and become a liquid.
resin - A clear or semi-clear part of a paint film which gives solids or film build. Resin gives the finish shine, gloss, durability, adhesion, handling and drying characteristics
Retarder - Slowest evaporating solvent
Run - Excessive amount of coating failing to adhere uniformly over the surface, thus flowing unevenly in a small area

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