Metamerism can make colour matching a difficult and frustrating task. Metamerism refers to the value of the colour difference between two samples under two different light sources.
The 3M™ PPS™ Colour Check Light II matches 99.35% of the spectrum of daylight.
The 3M™ PPS™ Colour Check Light II matches the spectrum of daylight.
This portable light is designed to make car paint colour matching and the refinish process faster and easier, providing near daylight conditions for colour matching, checking coverage and identifying post painting defects.
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Get the manufacturers colour code from the body chassis.
Use the 3M™ Perfect It™ Fast Cut Plus Extreme to remove surface scratches and weathering marks to ensure accurate colour matching.
If you're using the latest spectrometer technology, it's recommended to do an additional polishing step after 3M™ Perfect It™ Fast Cut Plus Extreme with 3M™ Perfect-It™ Ultrafina SE (blue cap).
Apply your selected base coat onto a sample card, generating an opaque coating, followed by a clear coat application to achieve the final appearance to compare with.
The creation of a personal colour library will make life easier for you in the future as you can reuse your own spray out cards.
Compare the colour with your target colour on the vehicle, using the 3M™ PPS™ Colour Check Light II to bring outside daylight conditions to your repaired vehicle. Once the correct colour and shade is found, store the spray out card, to build your personal paint-style library of colours and shades.
The 3M™ PPS™ Colour Check Light II operates in 2 modes:
a) Low level - for lighter colours.
b) High level - for dark colours (and swirl mark detection).
Here are some valuable insights into specific colour matching challenges, including quick tips on controlling and finding the right colour code and shade despite poor lighting conditions in the bodyshops. For more in-depth information, click the link below to see each tip.
Metamerism can make colour matching a difficult and frustrating task due to poor lighting conditions in the workshop (lamps in the wrong place and not mobile). The selected colour shade fits in the workshop, but then does not fit outside in daylight conditions afterwards.
By the fact that the 3M™ PPS™ Colour Check Light II maps 99.35% C.R.I. of the daylight spectrum and is a mobile device, you will have the ability to do a safe colour match inside, no matter the weather condition.
Trust in the product, especially on colour match and coverage, this saves time and money on come-backs.
Due to poor lighting conditions in the workshop (lamps in the wrong place and not mobile) the result of the polishing process often looks good in a first view. When the vehicle is then parked outside in daylight conditions, defects like holograms, micro scratches or "Coming back" of finished defects become visible.
The use of the 3M™ PPS™ Colour Check Light II for the final inspection of the finish work helps to control the work in the work shop. Because the daylight comes to the object and the object does not need to be brought to the daylight for your final inspection, it can save you time and money.
When applying the first layer of basecoat, defects in the preparation work are visible, such as sanding scratches, pin holes or stone chips. When this happens, often the only thing left to do is to take the vehicle out of the work process and put it back into preparation. This will generate timing problems and additional work effort.
Use the 3M™ PPS™ Colour Check Light II for the final inspection of preparation work. This prevents expensive and time-consuming reworking and saves the additional use of paint material.
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