Superior Color Matching with Carborundum Bumper Cards

by admin on January 30, 2017 in January 2017, News and Views

Carborundum Abrasives, a brand of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, is a leading producer of construction products, innovative materials, and glass containers. For over 100 years, Carborundum Abrasives has been a top choice, offering superior product performance at an affordable price. Using their years of experience and expertise, Carborundum Abrasives and Saint-Gobain Abrasives bring customers a total brand solution that stands apart from the competition. Available in their complete line is their Bumper Cards, having received the “New Product Award” by SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association), back in 2013. These proprietary plastic cards mimic all OEM and aftermarket plastics used for bumpers, allowing for superior color matching to be achieved with ease.

Matches Colors Perfectly the First Time

Replicating a bumper every step along the way, these spray out bumper cards deliver great results. Traditionally, a metal or paper card is used when trying to color match a bumper to a metal panel. This can often lead to color discrepancy because the static properties of the metal card are different than those of the plastic bumper. Any time plastic is sanded, scuffed or prepped in some way, that action changes the static characteristics of the bumper and causes paint and metallic particles to orientate differently. With the implementation of these bumper cards, you can say goodbye to unwelcome surprises! Know what to expect, and know how your bumper will behave. With the guesswork reduced and/or completely eliminated, these cards are able to help improve job efficiency, productivity and quality.

How it Works

If sanding, scuffing, prepping, priming and/or waxing is required on the bumper, the same steps will also be performed on the card. Being able to see how the material will react to the extensive process will help eliminate any potential re-work and paint waste that would otherwise occur.

The key is to treat the cards exactly as you would, a bumper:

  • If a wax or grease remover is required for the bumper, use it on the card
  • If sanding or scuffing is needed on the bumper, do the same to the card
  • If an adhesion promoter is applied to the bumper, do the same to the card
  • If you prime the bumper, prime the card
  • If you seal the bumper, seal the card

Available in both black and gray, Carborundum Bumper Cards will help you get a perfect match the first time, every time! While black cards are more frequently used, grey cards are typically desired when color matching lighter colored bumpers.

If your auto body shop would like to learn more about these Carborundum Bumper Cards, similar products or profit-building business solutions, be sure to contact us at a Martin Auto Color location near you today. Our staff would be happy to serve you!

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