New Mobile Solution Aims to Speed Curing Process

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Aug. 19, 2019—Advancements in UV curing systems recently resulted in a new mobile solution for collision repair shops that delivers quicker curing.

Kemperle, a 53-location family-run collision repair distributor based in Amityville, N.Y., supplies collision repair shops along the East Coast. Recently, the company found an advanced UV system from SPDI UV that could eliminate the pre-paint wait time.The company uses the Fastlane system. 

Here's a look at how the system works: 

With the Fastlane system, an operator waves a mobile wand over the repair surface, just as they would to spray paint. The body filler, glaze or primer dries within seconds.

The UV light field is designed to be larger than the normal spray path so that non-UV light does not dilute the impact.

The company developed two methods to indicate to the user when the substrate is fully cured. For primer, there are visualizer strips that can be put directly on the masking tape defining the perimeter of the area to be painted. When the primer is fully cured, the strips will turn from yellow to green. For filler, the UV body filler will actually change colors from green to gray when fully cured. This, ideally, takes out the guesswork in application and the risk of shrinkage occurring later.

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