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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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Saturday, December 15, 2012

1979 Circa

The first waterborne paint is developed for automotive refinish use by Inmont paint of France.  (Prior technology used solvent-based paints.) Waterborne paint for automotive refinishing first became popular in Europe but would be virtually unknown in the US until about 2010 when it was mandated for use by shops located in the area under the auspices of the South Coast Air Quality Management District in Los Angeles.  It is gaining popularity across the U.S.

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