3 Best Ways Body Shops Can Improve Cycle Times

Posted by Daniel Smoot on Jan 15, 2019 8:25:54 PM

3 Best Ways Body Shops Can Improve Cycle Times

The body shop business is evolving ever year, and yours should, too. Here, we have the 3 best ways body shops can improve cycle times.

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Topics: GasCat Dryers, Gas Catalytic Drying, Collision Repair Trends

GasCat vs. Global Finishing Solutions

Posted by Daniel Smoot on Jan 11, 2019 2:00:02 PM

GasCat vs. Global Finishing Solutions

In a previous blog, we looked at GasCat vs. Symach. However, this week we’ll look at how GasCat stacks up against Global Finishing Solutions. As we’ve discussed before, gas catalytic drying has been around for close to twenty years now. Even so, it only started making its way over into the US a couple of years ago. Over in Europe, it’s a “tried-and-true” technology that a majority of body shops have implemented into their operations. In the US, there is still a bit of reluctance when it comes to change in body shop operations.

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Topics: GasCat Dryers, Gas Catalytic Drying, GasCat Comparisons

Three Trends To Squeeze More Profit Out Of Your Collision Repair Shop

Posted by Daniel Smoot on Dec 31, 2018 2:44:57 PM

Three Trends To Squeeze More Profit Out Of Your Collision Repair Shop

Over the last few years, there’s been a steady shift in the U.S. collision industry. A lot of it has to do with the technology coming out and making things easier. But another has to do with the change in focus by shops.

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Topics: GasCat Dryers, Gas Catalytic Drying, Collision Repair Trends

GasCat vs Symach

Posted by Daniel Smoot on Dec 27, 2018 1:37:48 PM

GasCat vs Symach

In previous blogs, we looked at how gas catalytic drying worked, but also who the top manufacturers are. Gas catalytic drying has been around for close to twenty years over in Europe; however, it’s only recently begun to make its way over into the US. It isn’t necessarily new, but it’s a new technology for the US body shop industry, and because of that, there’s been a bit of reluctance towards making the upgrade to gas catalytic drying. Nonetheless, some of the biggest shops have made the transition and they’re saving on time and money in the process.

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Topics: Gas Catalytic Drying, GasCat Dryers

How Much Time Can Be Saved Switching To Gas Catalytic Drying?

Posted by Daniel Smoot on Dec 10, 2018 9:48:36 AM

To run a successful auto body shop, you know it takes a lot of time and effort. However, most shops rely on the same paint booth drying that hasn’t evolved once over the last 100 years. And sure, while traditional methods work well enough, the auto body shop of today isn’t the same as it was even just 10 years ago.

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Topics: How Does Gas Catalytic Drying Work?, GasCat Dryers, Gas Catalytic Drying

How To Get Your Shop Ready For Gas Catalytic Drying

Posted by Daniel Smoot on Dec 4, 2018 9:02:52 AM

How To Get Your Shop Ready For Gas Catalytic Drying

Greg Gilmore, owner of Gilmore’s Collision Center, a shop dedicated to team building, continuous improvement in cycle times, and a higher quality of life, said his shop has reached its full potential for the first time in 70 years in a conversation with Fender Bender’s, Travis Bean.

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Topics: GasCat Dryers, Gas Catalytic Drying

How Is Gas Catalytic Drying Different Than Electric Infrared Drying?

Posted by Daniel Smoot on Nov 26, 2018 10:22:23 AM

You’re probably familiar with Electric Infrared Drying, and you may have even heard of Gas Catalytic Drying. In the U.S., most auto-body shops depend on out-of-date paint drying processes– convection drying. And while the type of paint we’ve used has changed three separate times in the last 100 years, the drying process has not.

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Topics: Gas Catalytic Drying, How Does Gas Catalytic Drying Work?, GasCat Dryers

Benefits Of Gas Catalytic Drying For Your Body Shop

Posted by Daniel Smoot on Nov 19, 2018 10:17:25 AM

When it comes to running a body shop, the paint booth has always been one of the biggest constraints during daily operations. According to Simon Bowers in an interview with Fender Bender’s Andrew Johnson, “The recession caused me to look at my business costs differently.”

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Topics: How Does Gas Catalytic Drying Work?, GasCat Dryers, Gas Catalytic Drying

How Does Gas Catalytic Drying Work?

Posted by Daniel Smoot on Oct 15, 2018 2:22:23 PM

Whether it’s convection or electric infrared, most body shops are familiar with the traditional paint dryers. However, have you heard all of the talk surrounding gas catalytic drying? The collision industry is evolving every single day. And while electric infrared and convection drying has worked well enough over the years, there’s a reason you may be hearing more about gas catalytic drying.

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Topics: Gas Catalytic Drying, GasCat Dryers, How Does Gas Catalytic Drying Work?