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      05-31-2012, 08:53 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by E90Fleet View Post
Infra red drying is the older technology.
UV is the newer technology and is very quick drying, but not too many places make it yet.

Best is to look for a place that uses top name brand products.
Spies Hecker(Dupont), Standox (Dupont) and Glasurit (BASF) as OEM BMW paint suppliers.

What may be a little more resilient than the UV dried paint is the old solvent based paints ( as opposed to the new water based paint).
But I dont know if they may still sell it in Europe.

Thanks! I've also just been told to go for powder coating if possilbe as this is better than both UV / Infra Red curing which use wet paints as opposed to the 200 degree backing process for powder....?
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