Adding a heavy duty paint booth for oversized trucks and vehicles can create new ways for your collision repair center to profit, with more service opportunities, an increased market share and much greater profit margins.

Heavy duty truck spray booths from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) are big enough to accommodate semis, buses, RVs and more. The purchase of a heavy duty truck paint booth can be a game-changer for automotive body shops, increasing their physical booth footprint and giving a boost to their bottom line.

The prep area is gradually becoming a focal point for more and more collision repair centers. Technical advancements in automotive refinish painting have heightened the importance of the prep area, placing a greater emphasis on quick lane integration, contamination control and proper lighting.

  1. What changes in sanding processes are needed with waterborne paint, specifically specialty colored tints known as quad coats

  2. Why a dedicated space, such as a Closed-Top, Open-Front (CTOF) Booth from GFS, is essential for your prep area

  3. How performing prep work in a dedicated space aids in contamination control

  4. How high-quality lighting in your prep area can produce better visibility and help you avoid costly rework

Where should you start when buying a paint booth? This free workbook will help guide you through the process.

  1. What to look for in a paint booth supplier

  2. How to determine the best size for your paint booth

  3. Why the space around the exterior of your paint booth is important

  4. How the airflow style of your paint booth affects finish quality and contamination control, as well as capital costs and operational expenses

  5. What you need to know about code compliance

Download this guide now to discover the roadmap to success in selecting a paint booth that will improve quality and maximize efficiency — and ultimately lead to increased profit. You will learn how to:

  • Properly evaluate your shop
  • Assess paint booth manufacturers
  • Incorporate the latest technology into your operation
  • Ensure your next paint booth purchase is the right one

Whether you operate a small or large collision repair facility, this guide will help you determine an ideal layout for your automotive shop.

  1. Why good planning and modern equipment are key to maximizing efficiency
  2. Where equipment and production areas are best positioned, so that vehicles can flow through a shop without causing a backlog
  3. How a quick lane system can be used for small repairs (one to four panels)

In this FREE whitepaper, you will learn:

  1. How quick lanes allow repair and painting to be performed in the same bay of a paint booth without needing to move the vehicle, which helps to prevent a backlog
  2. Ways to shorten repair cycle time and significantly reduce rework with short wave electric infrared (IR) curing technology
  3. Why the combination of a Closed-Top Open-Front (CTOF) Booth and accelerated curing is more cost effective than purchasing two additional booths or a prep deck with heat

Download this FREE guide to learn why MSOs with specialized shops — in which certain shops cater to different types of vehicles or perform specific services — have a leg up on their competition.

  • Benefits of Specialized Shops for MSOs
  • Ways an MSO Can Specialize Shops
  • What is Needed to Create an Express Location
  • Why Bigger Paint Booths are Becoming a Necessity
  • What to Look for in a Paint Booth Manufacturer

This whitepaper from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) will cover everything you want and need to know about:

  • Gas catalytic systems
  • Electric infrared systems
  • The benefit of achieving one more car a day
  • How shops are seeing immediate returns with REVO Systems
  • The energy savings offered by electric IR

In this educational article, you will learn:

  • How electric IR technology works
  • How to improve time and quality in your prep area
  • Body filler secrets
  • Better priming practices
  • How to increase your overall paint shop throughput

Expand your shop’s service capabilities and increase revenue by adding an extended-height paint booth to your facility. This in-depth field guide will help you determine:

  • The size of paint booth you need to refinish heavy-duty trucks and vehicles
  • What airflow style works best for your finishing process
  • Best practices for painting inside your paint booth
  • How to maintain cleanliness and make your investment last
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