Automotive Paint and Finishing Solutions

Use temperature and viscosity control technologies to overcome variables and
ensure consistent results in your automotive finishing process.

Gain Control of Your Automotive Painting Process

Automotive finishing is one of the most important steps of auto manufacturing. The paint and clear coat do more than just make the car look good – they serve as protective coatings to shield the vehicle from the elements.

Your finishing process is critical. Fluctuations in paint temperature, booth air temperature, humidity, and countless other variables can lead to bubbles, ripples, thin films, dry spray, craters, or any other of the long list of imperfections that weaken paint and leave vehicles vulnerable to rust and decay.

Industries served:

Since 1990, Saint Clair Systems has focused on providing cost-effective paint temperature control solutions for the automotive industry. Our team can provide an analysis of your painting process and offer suggestions based on hundreds of installations we’ve seen.

We’ve used our expertise in the science of temperature control to serve automotive manufacturers and suppliers in different areas of the industry:

  • Paint shops
  • Tier I and Tier II suppliers

Applications and variables:

In order to ensure your equipment is delivering a solid, uniform coating, Saint Clair Systems’ proprietary thermal sizing tools assess all factors affecting paint process temperature including:

  • Coating area ambient temperature
  • Material storage temperature
  • Volume of material in source container
  • Recirculation rate
  • Material flow rate
  • Material pressure settings
  • Pump type and horsepower
  • Shear (regulator, nozzle, fittings, etc.)

The Evolution of Paint Temperature Control

In this presentation we trace the evolution of paint temperature control from its origins to the modern systems of today. Why did it become necessary in the first place? What were the contributing factors, and how did they drive the development of the original systems? We’ll look at how changes in both paint chemistry and the automotive marketplace transformed the fundamental purpose for temperature control from protecting the paint to improving finish quality. Finally, we’ll examine why paint temperature control is still necessary, focusing on the resulting changes in temperature control technologies and comparing and contrasting the old approach and the new approach.