NIR MicroSpot Repair
adphos consulted system users throughout the development of NIR MICROSPOT REPAIR. We worked together with a car manufacturer to investigate the thermal procedure during the dabbing process, develop the system to series production stage and launch it worldwide. NIR MICROSPOT REPAIR repairs dimples and pinholes, wetting defects, larger occlusions that cannot be polished, scratches and stone impacts in the top coat on steel, aluminium, SMC, PP and other plastics.
In car manufacture, small flaws in the top coat are often repaired using paint spots. These are applied to the pre-buffed flawed area with a dabbing tool, then either dried for 15 – 30 minutes with IR stand-type dryers at a spot repair station or returned to the top coat dryer. With the NIR MICROSPOT REPAIR system – a simple, compact hand-held device – the drying and curing process can now be reduced from 15 – 30 minutes to just 20 – 50 seconds. Precisely targeted, controlled NIR radiation dries and cures the surface of the paintwork in the radiation area with a defined temperature profile, and does so with such speed that the paint spot is then immediately ready for rubbing down and polishing. The following systems are available for this purpose, depending on your requirements:
- • NIR MicroSpot Repair for small top-coat flaws on steel and SMC.
- • NIR MicroSpot Repair Plus for small top-coat flaws on steel, SMC and aluminum.
- • NIR MicroSpot Repair PP Plus for small top-coat flaws on steel, SMC, aluminum and plastics.
Ideal for drying and curing with NIR MicroSpot Repair
- • Series clear coating systems (single-component, dual-component)
- • Special dual-component clear coatings for scratch-resistant surfaces
- • Dual-component repair coatings
- • Water-based top coats (single-component, dual-component)
- • Solvent-based top coats (single-component, dual-component)
The NIR treatment causes no damage either to the coating surface or the substrate because the maximum temperature reached during this controlled process is below the temperature at which damage can occur.