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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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Friday, July 5, 2013


By 1926, all GM cars were finished at the factory with DuPont Duco lacquer.  Its solvent-evaporation drying process reduces painting time from 30 days to two hours greatly enhancing new-vehicle production and allowing a myriad of colors.  Also, 1926 was the first year cars were painted with spray guns.  Prior to this time, all cars were painted with a fine-hair brush.

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