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Vehicle Restoration Commonly Used Words and Phrases

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Tack coat - Usually the first light coat of paint is allowed to set and become sticky before additional coats are applied.
Tack free - Time in the drying of a paint film where it is not sticky but not completely cured
Texture - The amount of orange peel or roughness in a dried paint film
Thermoplastic paint - Material which with the addition of heat becomes soft and pliable, returning to solid when cooled, i.e., lacquer
Thermosetting paint - Type of paint that becomes hard when heated and thereafter is cured, i.e., enamels, urethanes.
Titanium Dioxide - A commonly used white pigment with high hiding power.
Toners - Made with ground pigments, solvent and resin. Used in the intermix system to produce colors
Toughness - The ability of a finish to withstand abrasion, scratches, etc.
Transfer-Efficiency - The ratio in a percentage of the amount of paint actually applied to a surface compared to the amount of material used.
Two-component - A paint material which must have a catalyst or hardener to react

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