Spray pattern often seen with airless spray. The edge of the pattern separates
to form a single stream.
Radiation cured coatings
See UV/EB cured coating
Coating material that has been formulated to reproduce, as closely as possible, the color,
gloss and durability of the coating material that was applied originally to an automotive
body and which has been subsequently damaged or has deteriorated.
Ratio of the intensity of reflected light to that of incidental light.
Ratio of the quantity of water vapor present in the air to the greatest amount
possible at a given temperature (expressed as a percent).
Additive which imparts coatings with extremely low surface energy and
Coating with controlled structure of their top surface.
Solid, semi-solid or pseudo-solid organic material which
has an indefinite and often high molecular weight. Exhibits a tendency to flow
when subject to stress. Can be natural or synthetic.
Solvent added to a paint to slow down its evaporation rate.
Emulsion of water-in-oil type.
Science characterizing fluid deformation or flow.
Additive used to raise or control the viscosity, the rheology of a paint or pigment preparation.
Effects the flow properties of liquid systems in a controlled and predictable
way. Used in water-based and solvent-based paints. Rheology modifiers are generally
considered as being either pseudoplastic
or thixotropic in nature.
Cylinder covered with lamb's wool, felt, foamed plastics, or other materials
used for applying coatings.
Color change which results from rubbing a portion of the applied coating during
Coating defect: sagging and curtaining of a coating or paint film, usually caused by improper
thinning, excessive film build, or poor application techniques.