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The History of the Automobile in America,

it’s mechanical and auto body technology and development, the people who drive them, the laws they are subject to, the evolution of the roads they drive on, and almost inevitably, the technology required to recover a collision-damaged vehicle and return it to drivable condition, are all intertwined. The history of the collision repair industry, most specifically, the many companies that support the industry, have a long and interestingly varied past.

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Monday, February 10, 2014


The Sikkens Company begins manufacturing what was called Japanese lacquers, a smooth, high-gloss paint used primarily for interior home decoration. Sikkens would eventually be one of the largest automotive refinish paint manufacturers in the world.

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