Dry times can be challenging in summer humidity!

A substantial barrier to improving efficiency in auto body repair shops is the slow process of drying or curing paint. Summer humidity throughout the country can play a large part in the drying process. There are several options for attacking longer dry times and summer humidity. One such option for curing paint is through infra-red systems, which can dry wet surfaces in a matter of minutes. A downside is the ability to only cure “exposed” surfaces and high costs. The most expensive drying process in the industry infra-red is something the average auto body repair shop probably cannot afford. As well, maintaining code compliance creates many other complications.

Air Movement Systems

There are several air movement options available however several issues occur with these options. Several issues that one must consider when considering Air Movement Systems:

  • Cost
  • Ability to dry the entire vehicle
  • Ability to dry parts like bumpers
  • Manually processes

Many air movement systems are effective at drying “flat surfaces.” This definitely is not so with grooved surfaces such as bumper grilles and lamp areas. In many cases, a painter must manually dry the slower parts with handheld drying systems.

BECCA’s Alternative To Air Movement Systems

BECCA’s FLASH DRY SYSTEM is an improved air movement system addressing the issues of cost, ability to dry difficult areas, and the need for handheld systems. BECCA’s system uses 4D Air Technologies consisting of Dynamic Air, directional air control, dehydrating paint, and drying fast. With this technology Flash Dry has successfully improved dry times on vehicles substantially. Waterborne paint dry times have been reduced by up to 50% and solvent paint dry times have been reduced by 20-30% including in hard to reach areas, such as the bumpers. 

Flash Dry has effectively brought needed and improved results to air movement systems that in many shops are ignored and not used. With the ability to dry the hard to reach places efficiently the painter is no longer held up for long periods of time waiting on paint to dry or manually drying the paint with handheld air movement systems. The Flash Dry is able to provide effective and efficient results at an affordable price with a great return on investment.