Car production has come a long way since Henry Ford…
He first envisioned the assembly line method of production at the Mack Avenue plant, Detroit in July 1903, and with it, he single-handedly dramatically increased the number of cars on the road and started a golden era for the automobile.
Even though this way of making cars revolutionized the industry, there were still parts of the process that Mr Ford kept simple.
He was famously quoted saying…
“Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants as long as it is black”
And he kept his word…
From 1914 through 1925, black was the only colour Fords famous Model T came in and it wasn’t for style reasons at all, but purely economics.
The reason being, black was the only colour paint that could be dried quickly and could keep up with the production and the enormous volume (at the time) that was churned out daily.
Let’s be honest though, if that was the case today there would be a few customers that wouldn’t be too happy.
And it didn’t take long for other manufacturers to take advantage of offering different choices of colours to help close the sales.
This ‘extra’ is still going strong today with countless numbers of colours and combinations to choose from.
However, getting that new car shine and an immaculate paint job is much more complicated than you may think and non-stick coatings have an important role in making that happen.
Modern Paint Booths In Action…
Non-stick coatings are used in the production paint booths where the vehicles are spray painted. During this process, industrial fans are used to remove the paint in the air and keep the environment as clean and debris free as possible.
The residue of the paint will eventually build up on the surface of the fans and the pipes and this can cause the performance of the fans to drop and even fail.
Using a non-stick coating on the fans results in much less build-up of spray paint residue, this means that repairing the fans needs to happen much less often which means less time that the paint booths are offline.
General Wear & Tear
Another downside to the painting process is that paint stains & damages the walls through general wear and tear.
But when a specific non-stick coating is applied to the walls it can greatly reduce the build-up of paint and dramatically cut cleaning times.
With both increasing the efficiency of the fans and the reduction of the paint booths spending in downtime, car companies will be able to paint more vehicles and keep the assembly line moving.
Here at Product Release, we are capable of all types of paint booth related jobs. Whether it be an international car plant or a stand-alone custom paint booth…
No job is too big or too small.
We’re also proud to say we’ve treated paint booths for some of the biggest automotive factories in the UK including Jaguar Land Rover. So, in our own little way, it is safe to say, we are helping keep the car industry moving.
If you would like to know more about how Product Release could help your industry, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our experts, who can discuss your problem and recommend an innovative solution that will not only help you now but will minimise future damage or repairs, giving you peace of mind.