Automotive Paint Matching - Why is it so difficult?
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 01:26
Colour matching is a very technical process, but to give you some insight, here is a brief summary:
When we respray a car, we can’t simply order the paint off the shelf.
The paint for your vehicle needs to be individually mixed from a formula that is provided to us by your vehicle manufacturer. Each paint colour contains several different shades of paint, called “tinters”. For example, the average metallic colour would have about 8 to 10 different colours that when mixed together in specific quantities, create the factory specified colour.
The colour mixing process is computer driven process, which allows us to mix the correct quantity of the required colour.
At most panel repair shops, the spray painter would mix his/her own paint. Not at Scientific. At Scientific we have designated Colour Matchers. The Colour Matcher’s sole task is to mix and match the paint colours for the Spray Painters. Our Colour Matcher’s are factory trained by the paint manufacturers.
When a colour has been mixed it still needs a physical “human eye check” by the Colour Matcher. This is because even factory sprayed cars do have colour variances. The Colour Matcher will spray the paint on a sample swatch card and then take it to the vehicle to compare. Often the Colour Matcher will need to vary the formula slightly to achieve a 100% colour match. It can take several hours to get the colour match just right.
This is why experience and manufacturer training are invaluable in the reproduction of paint work to pre-accident condition.
Feel free to ask us for a demonstration the next time you are in.
Scientific receives AARN Green Certification!
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 22:01
At Scientific we ensure that everyone involved in our business understands and upholds our commitment to environmental preservation and we’re pleased to be recognised by the Australian Accident Repair Network (AARN) in receiving their Green Member Certification.
Some of our recent initiatives are the result of a complete utilities audit across our three workshops. For example, we have replaced all office printers with new devices from Xerox which deliver up to 70% energy savings.
We continue to recycle all repair waste products including; rubber, plastics, metals & glass. In a new initiative, all unrepairable bumper bars are ground down and remoulded into new bumpers.
Where possible, we use biodegradable, phosphate free and/or quick-break cleaning products, strippers and degreasers instead of solvents.
Our customers can rest assured that we will continue to review our operations and act in the best interests of the future of our environment.
AARN Green Certificationendorses repair network members for their commitment to the protection of the environment, and their ongoing assurance to meet industry “Best Practice”. Green certified businesses have addressed key issues in helping to reduce their environmental impact. AARN looks at disposal of waste products and storage practices, spill management, air quality, environmental management plans as well as water management systems to name a few.
Keep Missionbeat on the Streets
Sunday, 07 August 2011 23:15
Missionbeat is on Sydney’s streets every day and every night, reaching out to homeless people in desperate need.
Mission Australia’s Missionbeat van acts as a mobile outreach centre – providing first aid, handing out blankets and swags, and offering support to find rough sleepers a bed for the night, or access to other support services.
Every day of the year Missionbeat helps around 60 homeless people in Sydney, taking them from a point of crisis to a point of safety. Missionbeat is there for people at the lowest point in their life… and never gives up on them.
But we can only continue to transform lives with support from the public.
For many years, Scientific has been a proud supporter of Mission Australia, helping to “keep Mission Australia vehicles on the road”, and now you can help too!
You can make a real difference to a homeless person in desperate need simply by donating now!
New Scientific Detailing
Friday, 24 June 2011 03:47
Scientifically advanced automotive detailing...
At Scientific, we guarantee a first class finish every time. We provide a step by step vehicle inspection & consultation process to identify trouble areas, focusing on:
We recommend a detail service that will bring your car back to new. However, the level of detail finish is always up to you!
Enquire today on: 02 9212 3566 or email:
New Accident Replacement Vehicles
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 23:01
Last week we took delivery of 5 new BMW X1's. We believe the X1 makes an ideal Accident Replacement vehicle in the small to medium luxury class. The X1 positions the driver just a little higher on the road than an ordinary sedan and it's highly tuned suspension and full leather interior provide for a smooth and comfortable ride. The X1 is also very economical to run averaging around 8.4l/km for combined city, highway driving. Judging by the initial response from our customers, some who own much larger vehicles, our choice was spot on.
We would like to thank all the team at BMW Sydney for their support and we welcome all BMW owners who may be in need of vehicle repairs.
Scientific Motor Body Works has expanded into the eastern suburbs with a new boutique body shop to cater for our existing customer base in the area. As you may know, a number of repairers in the area have relocated due too the high cost of predominantly residential property. Until now, many of their customers have had to leave their local area to find a suitable repairer.
Scientific Fleet Management provides specialised accident management services to fleet customers. We bring together expertise in motor vehicle smash repairs, insurance claims handling, fleet management and loss control procedures.
Internal management of motor vehicle accidents generally results in more than one company employee being distracted by the unfortunate circumstance. Unless properly managed, motor vehicle accidents can result in the escalation of costs associated with additional administration and employee productivity downtime.
Scientific Fleet Management can assist fleet customers to:
reduce driver inconvenience
reduce repair times
improve the quality of smash repairs
protect the asset value of motor vehicles
provide a uniformed, national standard in service delivery.
We're proud to announce that Scientific Matraville is now a Certified Auto Body Repairer for Audi Australia!
Having successfully met the high standards and criteria in facilities, tools, equipment, training, repair procedures and customer care for collision repairs, Scientific Motor Body Works is proud to be awarded "Audi Recommended Repaier" status for all Audi vehicles.
We would like to thank all the team at Audi Australia for their support and we welcome all Audi owners who may be in need of vehicle repairs.
Trust our quality workmanship like these car makers do: