Auto Painting Services Kalispell MT

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Auto Painting Services. You will find informative articles about Auto Painting Services, including "Good Looks, Endurance". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Kalispell, MT that can help answer your questions about Auto Painting Services.

Northwest Automotive, Inc.
(406) 756-9511, 001-2004
33 Second Avenue East
Kalispell, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Data Provided By:
Andys Auto Glass
(406) 755-4290
2237 US Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Mobile Auto Repair

Valvoline Express Care
(406) 756-2433
515 E Idaho Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
Oil Change and Lube

The Korner Shop Inc
(406) 755-7777
The Korner Shop Inc, 1212 South Main
Kalispell, MT
 
KARI Dodge Chrysler Jeep
(406) 755-6555
1177 Us Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Truck Auto Body,Truck Service Station

C-A Automotive & Exhaust
(406) 862-1396
523 Skyles Place
Whitefish, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Products
Catalytic Converters

Mc and Tire Inc
(406) 752-9662
1271 N Meridian Rd
Kalispell, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Cowboys
(406) 755-4703
2317 US Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Cascade Auto Glass
(406) 257-9449
465 Ash Road, # E
Kalispell, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair

CRON Automotive Inc
(406) 755-5747
75 Woodland Park Drive
Kalispell, MT
Services
Tune up Repair

Data Provided By:

Good Looks, Endurance

Vehicle colors and graphics speak volumes about a fleet; good paint systems protect tractors and trailers

Tractor/trailers are moving billboards. Whether brightly colored and decked out in fabulous graphics or not – trucks reveal many things about the fleets that own them.

A good company color scheme, logo or graphics can build image and recognition. Quality paint professionally applied helps trucks look their best, and finishes can help fleets protect their investment.

Paint finishes

The paint system experts at DuPont say it’s important for trucking fleets to choose the best paint systems because they need quality performance to handle the road conditions and to protect the trucks through their life cycle. Developing and selecting coating systems that provide predictable performance helps control maintenance cost.

So what is the best paint system? DuPont defines it as that which fits both the fleet manager’s budget constraints and the equipment’s life cycle expectations.

Image is everything, so fleet truck finishes need to look great and last over time. The gloss, distinction of image and depth of color help to promote the fleet image and branding. A corporate color and scheme will trigger mental recognition within the general, and subliminal response is common in many cases.

The maintenance of the truck’s finish is important for the long term. DuPont suggest that fleets follow all instructions provided by wash chemical suppliers. Their products can be alkaline or acidic based, so a thorough rinse is critical to minimize damage to the finish. The pH on the surface needs to be in the range of 6 to 8 pH.

Graphics

When it comes to fleet graphics, 3M recommends the use of its 3M Controltac Plus Graphic Films with ComplyAdhesive, according to Tim Boxeth, 3M marketing supervisor.

“We invented repositionable graphic films that permit fast and easy installation of large graphics,” he said. “These films can be positioned and repositioned until they are precisely aligned. Then they can be firmly adhered. While doing so, patented air release channels permit the elimination of trapped air bubbles.”

The advantages of using films for graphics rather than painting logos and other graphics is that using film is quicker and less expensive than painting, according to 3M. New digital printing processes permit cost-effective short runs for just a few vehicles, the company said.

Also, 3M introduced lower cost films designed for short-term promotional use. This is handy when a fleet manager wants to change promotional messages frequently. Instead of the time and cost involved to repaint, new graphics can be printed and installed in as little time as one day, the company said.

To maintain films, fleet operators should refer to the film manufacturer's instructions provided by the sign printer/installer. In general, however, fleet manager...

Click here to read more from Fleet Equipment

© Copyright 2011 Babcox Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved
3550 Embassy Parkway, Akron, OH 44333
330-670-1234
(FAX) 330-670-0874