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Auto Body Shops Pollution Prevention Guide
Guide to help shops identify and manage wastes, hazardous wastes, and best management procedures thr...

Auto Refinish Project Best Practices Kit
A list of checklists and fact sheets on painting topics including: sanding, solvent wipe down, paint...

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Assessment (8) / Automobiles -- Body (2) / Best management practices (18) / Cleaning (13) / Coating processes (13) / Compliance (13) / Hazardous waste (8) / Industry and trade (9) / Occupational safety and health (14) / Paint (14) / Recycling (Waste, etc.) (3) / Solvents (15) / Technological innovations (12) / Waste management (13) /

Keyword: Coating processes, 13 Links

Pollution Solutions: Auto Body
Abstract: Recommendations for good housekeeping, maintenance, purchase and inventory, materials and waste storage, basic operations, equipment changes, material substitution, and process change presented in a checklist format.
Source: University of Missouri Extension Service
URL: http://outreach.missouri.edu/polsol/autobdy.htm

How to Finish in the Money [PDF]
Abstract: Spray booth and equipment manufacturer offers this guide to auto painting efficiency.
Source: Blowtherm USA Incorporated
URL: http://www.p2pays.org/ref/02/01011.pdf

Controlling VOCs with Spray Guns and Cleaning Equipment [PDF]
Abstract: To help reduce VOC emissions, collision repair shops should use spray guns with high transfer efficiencies and gun cleaning apparatus. Here are ideas to consider before making long-term investments.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/pubs/sbap-1097.pdf

Coatings Guide
Abstract: Includes a product guide for low-emitting coatings, a cost analysis for switching systems, a tool to evaluate a user's current coating and methods, and more.
Source: Pollution Prevention Program, Research Triangle Institute
URL: http://cage.rti.org/

Air Quality Rules Affecting Autobody Shops with Paint Spraying Equipment [PDF]
Abstract: Overview of federal and state (Minnesota) regulations affecting auto body shops. Permitting requirements may vary by state; check local agency rules.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/pubs/5-13.pdf

PAC2E Cast Studies Issue
Abstract: Includes information on proper surface preparation as well as case studies on pre-treatment alternatives, and comparisons of pressure feed HVLP and conventional air spray equipment with both traditional and high viscosity paints.
Source: Iowa Waste Reduction Center
URL: http://iwrc.org/pubs/pacesummer2002.cfm

Pressure Feed HVLP vs. Conventional Air Spray
Abstract: A comparison of pressure fed HVLP and conventional air spray equipment. The intent of the study was to assess the performance of HVLP and conventional air spray in regard to transfer efficiency, production speed and finish quality when spraying a relatively high viscosity industrial coating.
Source: Iowa Waste Reduction Center
URL: http://iwrc.org/pubs/pacesummer2002.cfm#5

Energy Aspects of Pollution Prevention
Abstract: Report of findings after AC motor speed controls were installed on three common pieces of painting and coating equipment in order to measure the potential energy savings from reduced fan speeds. Includes costs and results in a full report.
Source: IWRC
URL: http://www.iwrc.org/programs/energy.cfm

Auto Refinish Project Best Practices Kit
Abstract: A list of checklists and fact sheets on painting topics including: sanding, solvent wipe down, paint mixing, spray painting, spray gun cleaning, health and safety management and working with isocyanates
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/trainers/index.htm

HVLP Cost Calculator
Abstract: Online cost calculator to help auto body repair shops determine the cost benefits of converting from a conventional paint spray gun to an HVLP spray gun. Information needed to use the calculator is gallons of paint used per year and the average cost of paint used.
Source: Iowa Waste Reduction Center
URL: http://www.iwrc.org/programs/hvlp.cfm

Auto Body Surface Coating: A Practical Guide to Reducing Air Emissions [PDF]
Abstract: Gives an overview of the auto refinishing process and recommends approaches to air emission reduction. It includes a review of the spray equipment currently used for auto refinishing operations, spray equipment cleaning processes, surface prep cleaners, undercoats, topcoats and a look at what to expect in the future.
Source: Iowa Waste Reduction Center
URL: http://www.iwrc.org/pubs/absc.pdf

Pollution Prevention for Painting & Coating Compliance Enhancement (PAC2E)
Abstract: Twice annual newsletter focuses on issues relating to painting and coating and discusses developments resulting from IWRC research.
Source: Iowa Waste Reduction Center
URL: http://www.iwrc.org/pubs/pace.cfm

Autobody Repair and Refinishing: Hazards and Solutions
Abstract: References for workers to aid in recognizing and controlling some of the hazards associated with autobody repair and refinishing.
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
URL: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/autobody/recognition.html

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