Common Mistakes with Paintless Repair Techs


By Brian Jump

Painters make mistakes. Heck, we all make mistakes, right?
But some mistakes cost money. And time. And time is money, right? So make that money times 2..

So if you are a Paint Repair Tech, you want to AVOID mistakes right?

So tell me- why do so many paint repair techs continue to make mistakes… I cant answer that question..but I can highlite common mistakes, and possibly how to stay well away from them. Because ultimately, if you cant be on your game, you will be absorbed by the market. And absorption hurts. It hurts bad.

So, onto the show!

1) Detailing where or near painting. This is a big painter no-no.
2) Prepping and finishing with 80 grit. If you don’t finish out your prep, no primer is going to hide the sand scratches. Finish your work
3) Spot putty neglect. Yeah, those air bubbles in your filler don’t look to
good, do they? ..unless you like body repair that resembles your 16th birthday photos after a bad acne breakout…
4) Painting without checking your color. For petes sake, take a swab of your mixed color and swipe it on the car out in the sunlight if possible…does it match or not>? Hint: DON’T LIE.
5) Painting and prepping without a mask. have plenty of brain cells…right? Just go ask Richard Pryor or Muhammed Ali..they’ll tell you the same thing.

And there are more.,..,but above the answers are right there…you can see them in between the words, but more importantly…you need to NOT CUT CORNERS when painting, and prepping. IF you do, no you don’t save time. No, you don’t save money. You DO lose clients, you DO lose time and you DO lose money.


Happy Pushing!

Brian Jump