Articles by Charlie Barone

Topics covered how to avoid entering into contracts of adhesion, designing repair athorization and repair contracts, and how a body shop should document its services.
The body styles of the '30s and '40s have long been the preferred canvas of the custom painters in the U.S. Their bulbous sweeping lines lend themselves to color.
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The traditional method of billing for paint and related materials is ready for the scrap heap.
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Street rodders and custom car builders often leave their cars in primer--sometimes intentionally. What was once a practice born out of poverty has turned into hot rod chic over the last 10 years. See how one Pennsylvania Pontiac owner painted his Pon
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If you've ever seen a body shop burn, you'll understand the need for safer storage of solvents.
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The number of those with the skill and patience to do freehand pinstriping has dwindled over the years. However, a select few stripers still do quite nicely plying their trade in body shops across the nation.
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Adding an extra step to your refinishing routine can eliminate adhesion failures and work wonders for long-term customer satisfaction.
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Who's in compliance, and who's winging it? And how many shop owners just don't get it?
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Paint failures associated with plastic parts far outnumber those on steel panels. Is it product failure--or an error in application?
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Instead of being spoon-fed your material charges by way of insurance bids, develop a method of billing for actual labor, parts and materials.
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