Automotive Refinish

Posted on July 08, 2020

Problem Solved — New Equipment Helps Body Shop Eliminate Bottlenecks

New finishing equipment from GFS was so efficient, it alleviated Sleepy Hollow Auto Group’s bottlenecks and propelled the Wisconsin shop on the fast track to prosperity.

Posted on June 25, 2020

How to Mitigate Spray Booth Hazards and Protect Yourself with PPE

A variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed to keep painters safe on the job and help prevent health problems. Knowing how to mitigate the hazards of paint booths and which type of PPE is appropriate for tasks are the keys to running a safe finishing operation.

GFS Poly Paint Booth Filter
Posted on June 11, 2020

Introducing GFS Poly: Premium Exhaust Filter Line for Paint Booths

GFS Poly is a new, premium exhaust filter solution for high-volume shops. With an exceptional holding capacity and efficiency rating, GFS Poly provides long-lasting performance, reduced costs and increased paint shop productivity.

Posted on June 05, 2020

How to Maximize Your Paint Booth Cycles

Whether you have a new or aging paint booth, the steps you take throughout the painting process — from prep work to the final finish — can significantly impact how well your booth performs. By following proper paint booth procedures, you can improve the quality of your paint finishes and increase the overall productivity of your booth.

Posted on June 03, 2020

GFS Works with UW-Platteville Seniors on Paint Booth Door Improvements

Working with UW-Platteville students, GFS developed prototypes of paint booth doors, featuring switches that will make for improved door sensing and positioning. This project put our core values of Partnership and Continuous Improvement in action, while allowing us to collaborate with students to generate fresh ideas to improve our product line.

Posted on May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Survivor Resumes Expansion of Massive Body Shop with GFS Equipment

Three Ultra XD Paint Booths and two Ultra XD Mix Rooms from GFS will be part of a new 140,000-square-foot facility at Classic Car Motoring, a family-owned business that has been COVID-19 survivor Jeff Baggett’s passion for more than 40 years.

Solvent Popping In Paint
Posted on May 13, 2020

4 Common Causes of Finishing Defects & How to Remedy Them

For automotive refinishers, there is nothing more frustrating than finishing defects. They can cause rework, create production bottlenecks and negatively impact a body shop’s bottom line. Here are four of the most common finishing defects in automotive refinishing, along with ways you can fix them and prevent them from happening.

Posted on April 14, 2020

“You walk into our shop and you can see it’s the future.”

When Dan Morrow started his company at 24 years old, he never imagined the growth and success that would come throughout the past 18 years. Recently, Morrow Collision Center opened a 2nd location in February 2020, five times the size of the original location, which gave them more room for equipment.

Posted on April 09, 2020

Top 10 Causes of Contamination When Refinishing Vehicles

Achieving a quality paint finish is not only important when painting luxury vehicles or show-worthy custom cars. In most automotive body shops and collision centers, achieving quality paint finishes the first time can have a significant impact on productivity and profitability. 

Posted on March 31, 2020

Choosing Between a CTOF Booth and a Paint Booth

For collision repair centers in need of new equipment, the choice between a Closed-Top Open-Front (CTOF) Booth and a standard paint booth is largely predicated by a shop’s budget and the type of repair work they plan on performing in the booth.

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