Consumer products are all those disposable materials that are used in repairing a car.

The following are the names of main materials used extensively by any handicraft company. In making an estimate they are usually not included in the rate of labour and are calculated by multiplying the total hours of painting by the cost present under the voice “reference economic parameters”. If we had to classify them by importance, certainly the first place would be occupied by the paint, both for its high cost, and because in the processing it always has the last say. The paint of any automobile is reproduced thanks to the use of a dispenser and of a computerised scale to measure out the multiple colour bases that make up the hue of the vehicle. The paint may be either mono-layer and double layered. The mono-layer paint is composed of one single colouring product that is glossy and bright when dry. The double-layered paint is composed of two products: the first is a matt colouring base, the second is a transparent product that gives a shiny and bright touch to the final painting process. The metallic and micalised (containing periate bases) paints are double-layered while pastel paints can be both mono-layered and double-layered. The double-layered paint has better quality since it does not risk oxidation, that is the discoloration often seen on cars of older generations, but it requires a more accurate processing because of its poor coating and filling power. The most expensive painting is the one requiring modern micalised paints, since they are composed of periate and iridescent bases giving different shimmers depending on the viewpoints. Going back to our classification, the second place would be given to the filler, thanks also to its popularity. A wrong commonplace sees this material as a symbol of a low quality job; however, without filler it would not be possible to repair or to replace a metal sheet. What is important is obviously not to use it in excess, and not to use it to fill but to put the finishing touches.

– acetylene

  • antisilicone

  • jars

  • plastic cups for paints

  • tear-open paper for cleaning hands and tools

  • paper of different sizes

  • castolin

  • copper nails for boxes

  • various glues

  • rust converter for welding inside sheet metal boxes (controlla)
  • cover for mats

  • string/plastic for masking windows lining

  • spongy curb for protection

  • anti-noise headsets

  • headsets for polisher

  • thinner for wash

  • thinner for hues

  • tear-open round abrasive discs with different grits

  • scotch brite disc or similar to polish metal sheet

– wire for welding

– filters and masks for painting

– filters for paint leakage

– anchoring transparent fixative for shading

– tear-open rectangular sandpaper sheets different grains

– sheets of different sizes and shapes for hand made finishing

– specific bases for plastics and bumpers

– catalysed base and thinner

– conic and other shaped cutters for corners and difficult areas

– gas for wire welder

– gloves

– blades for hacksaw

– special blades for electric knife for window replacement

– window cleaner liquid

– dust protection masks for operators

– minutia

– normal rigid abrasive disk for easily accessible parts

– adhesive tape of different sizes

– double-sided tape 3M or similar

– aluminium sheet tape for interiors (es. 3M n. 6935)

– matt black for painting balze and bumpers

– glasses for tinsmith

– oxygen

  • Anti-dust cloths
  • Hand-wash paste
  • Various polishing pastes
  • Double-layered pastel and catalyser and thinner

  • Chamois leather

  • Brushes to clean pistols for small finishing touches and sealants application

  • Finishing polish

  • Catalysing primer and thinner

  • Waxy anti-corrosive products

  • Product for cleaning wheels and tyres

  • Product for cleaning gaskets

  • Cleaning product for plastics

  • Cleaning product for upholstery

  • Normal drill bits

  • Special bits to drill (conic) metal sheets, antennae’s holes and others

  • Unblocking deoxidiser
  • Scotch brite
  • Finishing kit (finisk or similar to remove dust motes from the paint coating)

  • Various types of sealants, catalysed and non catalysed

  • Sponges

  • Cloths for polishing and finishing

  • Cloth for anti-silicone

  • Metallic filler and catalysers

  • Filler for small imperfections

  • Pads for polisher

  • Sheets to cover seats

  • Masking sheets

  • Paper blue-collars

  • Vaseline cream and spray

  • Electro-sealing paint

  • Metallic paint plus transparent plus catalyser

  • Pastel paint plus thinner plus catalyser

  • fibreglass