Auto Refinishing News

  • Get Your Auto Finishing Products and Detailing Here If you’re an auto dealership in need of paint finishing for your retail vehicles, look to Auto Paint & Supply. We carry all the top quality brands for auto paints, spray guns, buffering technology and more—perfect for both used and new cars alike. Our detailing products will deliver the dazzling colors and the glossy mirror sheen for any type of automobile: -Car-SUV-Van-Truck-Commercial-RV Superior Car Detailing Equipment Available Across Southeast W...
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  • Auto Paint Turning Your Car into a Showpiece Face it, some cars just have a shinier, more eye-catching look than others. You know the ones, those slick racers or vintage 70s muscle cars – if you’re lucky, you know firsthand because one is sitting in your garage. They always manage to catch the light just right, showing off a dynamic design and awesome color palette. The secret to why these cars look so hot, and are worth every penny their owners put into them, has nothing to do with what’s under the hood....
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  • Auto Paint Colors for Kenosha Residents in Need Imagine a man about to take a drive through Kenosha on a warm, Saturday afternoon. Out of nowhere another car backs up into the back left side of his car. The man assesses the damage. A fender bender but not horrible. The man fixes the damage to his car and next up is the paint job. There are several options he could choose from in the area. He needs a place with excellent service offering quality products at low prices. There’s only one real choice. He goes to Auto Pai...
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  • Largest Aftermarket Auto Trade Show in North America Comes to McCormick Place The largest automotive aftermarket trade show in North America debuts in Chicago this weekend, Friday April 24 through Sunday April 26, 2015. With plans to be held biannually, Automechanika Chicago 2015 is the must-attend event for body shop professionals throughout the United States and North America, including technicians, shop and fleet managers and collision center owners. Automechanika Chicago joins Automechanika Mexico City as the only Nor...
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  • Auto Paint Technician Training at Auto Paint & Supply of Waukesha While computerized color matching tools have made OEM and custom auto paint refinishing easier, the key to perfect color matching still lies in the skill of the paint technician. Auto Paint & Supply will host a seminar designed to help technicians learn the finer points of color matching for one of the world’s most prominent car paint brands, Axalta Cromax. This seminar is perfect for newer and less-experienced technicians, and will also provid...
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  • F3259 High Solids Hardener Designed for Specifically for Delfleet FBCH Premium Basecoat PPG Commercial Coatings recently announced a new high-solids basecoat hardener designed specifically for their Delfleet® Evolution line. Delfleet Evolution premium coatings are a favorite among commercial vehicle manufacturers as well as fleet maintenance managers. The newly-introduced F3259 HS Basecoat Hardener promises to improve Delfleet Evolution’s already-stellar application performance and finish. In particular, this ba...
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  • Waukesha Auto Paint & Supply Proud to Sponsor Event on January 27 Many body shop owners and managers feel federal compliance is a cumbersome and sometimes overwhelming task. Between all of the paperwork, certification, record keeping and regulatory requirements, they find themselves spending more time worrying about compliance instead of making their business the best it can be. GMG EnviroSafe of Winnetka, IL recognizes the regulatory issues faced by collision centers. They specialize in improving environmental and saf...
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  • Industry Giants Highlight Environmentally-Friendly Trends Two of the leading figures in the refinishing industry are sounding the bell for environmentally-friendly auto paint technology. In early December, Axalta (formerly DuPont paints) hosted a Tech Talk workshop at East China University of Science & Technology in Shanghai. Among the topics discussed were the global trends toward creating new, environmentally responsible car and industrial paints. “The global coatings industry is becoming more environme...
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  • Permahyd Basecoat 280/285 Marks Two Decades of Waterborne Paint Technology You may have noticed a change in your Permahyd Basecoat cans this year. German auto paint giant Spies Hecker is celebrating the twenty-year anniversary of their original waterborne automotive paint. Launched in 1994, Permahyd was one of the first complete, fully VOC-compliant paint systems on the market. 20 years later, the original Permahyd Basecoat 280/285, along with the Permahyd Hi-TEC Basecoat 480, remain the most popular and widely-used pain...
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  • Supplier Training Shows Business from Collision Center’s Point of View PPG, the world’s leading supplier of auto paint and accessories, periodically provides training courses geared to helping PPG-brand auto paint distributors nationwide understand the collision repair industry from the perspective of our valued clients. This year, the PPG Guide to Collision Center Profitability is coming to Chicago on October 28 and 29. As the leading supplier of PPG products in Wisconsin and Illinois, Auto Paint & Su...
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  • Auto Paint & Supply Cares About Customers and It Shows Since 1943, Auto Paint Supply has been serving the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois collision repair industry. Over the years, we’ve earned the trust of just about every body shop owner and employee who has come to us for supplies. Many of our customers have been with us over 20 years! What is it about Auto Paint Supply that inspires such loyalty? Read on and find out! Four Convenient Paint Supply Store Locations  Our four retail auto body paint supply s...
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  • Auto Body Paint & Supply Now Offers Flexible Stands Over the years, we’ve seen all sorts of paint stands—from duct-taped, jerry-rigged backyard contraptions to specialty stands designed for pro painters. By far, paint stands from Flexible beat anything we’ve come across in the past. The Easyflex and Multiflex stands from Flexible are the only universal panel stands available in the United States capable of holding any panel. Yes, any panel: bumpers, hoods, doors—these stands hold them all. Bette...
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  • This IMPACT Collision Solutions TIP was written by industry expert DAVID LUEHR Don’t Fear the Change The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Hopefully this TIP will help the reader understand the realities of repairing the 2015 Aluminum Ford F-150. It has been said by many that repairing the Aluminum F-150 is actually easier than its steel predecessor in many ways. Those who work through the fear and make the initial investment will quickl...
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  • A Primer On The New Automotive Paint For a lot of body shops and “old school” painters, waterborne paint technology is viewed as a newfangled technology. Actually, waterborne paints were first introduced in Europe in the early 1990s after 20 years of development by some of the leading paint companies. Here in the USA, the movement toward waterborne paints has been building momentum for several years. Already, parts of California mandate the use of waterborne paint. Although Michigan hasn’t mandated the sw...
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  • Level 2 Tech Certified Shops Offer the Best Automotive Refinishing Services Auto Paint & Supply wants you to know Spies Hecker will be offering Level 2 Tech Certification training in Itasca, IL May 6-8, 2014. Attendees of this training course will learn the correct use of base and clear coats, how paint gun and booth set-up can affect paint performance, and will be introduced to Spies Hecker’s waterborne automotive paint technology. Make sure you and your body shop employees are using the best blending and car pai...
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  • When you own a body shop in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, you need a dependable auto body paint and supplies distributor with quality products you can trust. Auto Paint and Supply has four shops located in Waukesha, Walworth, Middleton, and Racine all providing the best products available in the industry with exceptional customer service. When you need automotive refinishing products, detailing products, fillers, adhesives, paint spray equipment, paint spray boot equipment or other automotive supplies, our automotive paint...
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  • Automotive Paint Industry Leaders with a Reputation for Excellence As a comprehensive resource for all your auto refinishing supplies and products, Auto Paint & Supply is dedicated to bringing you the most innovative auto coating products on the market. The transportation coating products from Axalta have become an industry standard which all auto paint specialists have come to rely on. With a dedicated network of research and development centers and commitment to providing the best possible products, the auto paint exp...
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  • Innovative Waterborne Bodycoat from DuPont Improves Productivity Auto Paint & Supply is committed to providing our customers with innovative, state of the art products. When it comes to supplying the newest high quality auto paint supplies and products on the market, Auto Paint & Supply has a comprehensive and affordable inventory. Cromax Pro by DuPont (now Axalta) is one of the newest additions to our auto supply inventory. This waterborne basecoat paint is a complete system which works to make paint applicati...
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  • Best Automotive Painting and Refinishing Supplies for a Wide Range of Applications Auto Paint and Supply has equipment and supplies for every step of the auto body repair and painting process. We offer a wide range of comprehensives automotive refinishing products for a long lasting, beautifully finished auto body. Whether you’re working on minor or major auto body refinishing, the car will look new with our products. We offer the top selling brands and have 4 convenient locations between the Milwaukee and Madison are...
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  • Join Auto Paint and Supply in supporting the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for a day of fun and great cars and bikes! Saturday August 24, 20139:00 - 3:00 p.m.Rain date August 25 Auto Paint & Supply Will Feature 12 Cars/Bikes in the 2014 Calendar T-shirts  Beer Food 50/50 Raffle  Live DJ Fun for the Family at Cory Park Dousman 118 S. Main Street Promote this event at your office by printing out the Car and Bike Show Poster  
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  • May Plastic Welding and IRT Heat Lamp Seminar Get in the driver’s seat and invest in the future of your business with Wisconsin’s automotive refinishing specialists . The automotive painting experts at Auto Paint and Supply are offering a plastic welding and IRT heat lamp seminar and demonstration Tuesday, May 21st, 2013. We invite owners, managers and technicians to join in on increasing the success and profitability of your business. Attending this seminar will give your Illinois or Wisconsin collision repair ...
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  • New Product Seminar! Attending this seminar will help you to achieve: Extremely Efficient Repairs Cost-Cutting Measurements Profitable Business Solutions  Seminar Information & RegistrationOwners/Managers/TechniciansDate: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 (Register by Tuesday 14th) Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM (food & refreshments provided)Location: Auto Paint & Supply Training Center S17 W22645 Lincoln Ave, Waukesha, WIClass size is limited.To Register for the Plastic Welding & IRT Heat Lamp Demonstrations and ...
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  • Waukesha Auto Supply Shop Delivers Curtain Walls Goff's Enterprises’ Curtain Walls from Auto Paint & Supply are the auto body shop equipment necessary to create a secure and safe environment for body work and vehicle spray painting. Curtain walls from the auto body painting supply store delivers superior advantages. There are an abundance of benefits utilizing curtain walls over brick and mortar walls. The strength and durability provide a controlled environment from flying objects, chemicals, dust and grinding sp...
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  • Waukesha Auto Paint Supply Shop Provides Waterborne Training Waterborne auto paint is a large technological advancement for automotive painting and refinishing shops. Making the conversion to waterborne automotive refinishing paint increases productivity and profitability for your collision repair shop. The transition will require updated equipment as well as training required to educate your crew on properly utilizing new technology. Auto Paint & Supply in Waukesha is your number one resource for making the changeover ...
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  • April Automotive Painting and Refinishing Seminars in Illinois by PPG and Spies Hecker Waukesha Auto Paint and Supply is your total resource for automotive collision refinishing and painting training courses in Wisconsin and Illinois. Our Waukesha auto body repair specialists are offering two waterborne paint conversion and automotive refinishing training courses in April. The PPG Envirobase HP Conversion course will be held at the Chicago Business Development Center in Naperville, Illinois. The Spies Hecker L2 Solvent Tech...
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  • Auto Paint & Supply is your source for Waukesha auto body training courses.  Our automotive painting specialists are hosting two auto paint seminars in January at the Waukesha auto body training center.  The Overview of Cycle Time Improvements for the Collision Repair Process and Color Theory, Application, Tinting and Blending auto body training classes are scheduled for January 8th and will be instructed by the distinguished I-CAR organization.  I-CAR is an extremely well known automotive body training or...
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  • Auto Paint & Supply is hosting two automotive body training classes at our Waukesha auto body training center. The Collision Repair for Ford and Lincoln Vehicles and Waterborne Products, Systems and Applications auto body training classes take place on December 11th and will be instructed by the world class I-CAR organization. I-CAR is a globally renowned, non-profit training organization offering technical training programs to auto body collision repair professionals. I-CAR Collision Auto Repair Courses in Waukesha, Wi...
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  • Upcoming Spies Hecker L2 Hi-Tec Technician Certification Spies Hecker will be providing a level 2 technician certification for their new waterborne technology basecoat, Permahyd Hi-TEC. The Spies Hecker certification, taking place from Tuesday October 30th until Friday November 2nd, will train and certify auto painting professionals on strategies and benefits for using their breakthrough Permahyd Hi-TEC waterborne base coat. Your automotive painting body shop employees can take advantage of this opportunity for Spies Hecke...
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  • Auto Paint & Supply is more than just a Southeastern Wisconsin auto paint supplier.  We’re committed to becoming a complete resource for body shops and auto refinishing centers in Wisconsin by providing everything a collision center could ever need. For auto painting professionals, a body shop represents a livelihood.  Possessing the necessary tools and equipment speeds up your throughput, reduces labor costs, and increases profitability.  For amateurs and do-it-yourselfers, our Waukesha automotive p...
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  • Over 10,000 Auto Paint professionals across North America have attended PPG’s “Convert with Confidence” training seminar. Whether you manage a collision center considering making the switch to waterborne paint, or you’re looking to ease your body shop’s transition by educating your painters, PPG’s 1-day Naperville, Illinois training seminars on Envirobase High Performance Waterborne Technologies offer a host of useful information.  Madison and Milwaukee auto paint specialists are part...
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  • Auto paint manufacturers are diving deeper into the education business, and your Wisconsin auto body shop can reap the benefits. Recognizing the demand for skilled professional auto painters, DuPont has become increasingly committed to providing training classes to collision centers.  This commitment is part of an industry-wide trend: Sherwin Williams, BASF, and PPG are offering similar courses. Each automotive paint company is fighting to provide the BEST deals on training because the courses are designed around their ...
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  • Join Auto Paint and Supply in supporting the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for a day of fun and great cars and motorcycles! Saturday, August 25, 20129:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Rain date August 26, 2011 12 CARS/BIKES WILL SELECTED TO BE FEATURED IN THE 2013 AUTO PAINT & SUPPLY CALENDAR T-shirts • Beer • Food • 50/50 RaffleLive DJ • Laser Tag Fun for the Family at Cory Park Dousman 118 S Main Street Promote this event at your office by printing out the Car and Bike Show Pos...
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  • The biggest names in auto paint, DuPont (now Axalta coating systems) and Spies Hecker, are bringing handheld innovation to auto body shops across Wisconsin and the rest of the world.  Automotive paint manufacturers are beginning to harness the power of mobile technology to make it easier for refinishing shops to use their products.  DuPont and Spies Hecker have recently released tools to help body shops match colors quickly and more accurately.  Faster color matching means a speedier refinishing...
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  • PPG Coatings reports big first quarter gains, citing increased demand for Auto Paint America’s largest paint producer, PPG Coatings, is reporting significant growth for the first quarter of 2012.  PPG Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch stated “In the quarter, we benefited from strengthening demand in the United States in most end-use markets,” while mentioning strong growth in U.S. coatings sales.  Established in 1883, the Pittsburgh-based paint juggernaut now operates in over 60 countries and 140...
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  • Transitioning to waterborne automotive paint provides an effective solution for lowering VOC emissions, thus improving the air quality in body shops and the environment in general. This transition can be seamless and productive when the right choices are made concerning technology, equipment, and preparation. The foremost concern automotive refinishing specialists worry about when considering the switch to waterborne automotive paint is retraining. Waterborne auto paints don’t behave like solventborne auto paints. Wat...
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  • Go Auto Paint, the number one resource for Milwaukee automotive refinishing supplies, is once again hosting Wisconsin-native Bob Pittenger for a Spies Hecker auto paint training event at our Waukesha body shop training facility during May 14-18, 2012. This Milwaukee auto paint training event will focus on the solvent-borne Spies Hecker auto paint products, and Bob will introduce the new waterborne Spies Hecker auto paint products such as the Permahyd ® Hi-TEC Waterborne Base Coat. The Waukesha Spies Hecker automotive pa...
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  • DuPont Refinish Introduces Low VOC LE Clearcoats Maintaining a safe auto paint and detail shop can be a difficult task. While all auto detailing shops maintain strict safety procedures, including the required use of respirators and painting gear, premium auto paints are full of chemicals and substances harmful to people. There’s always the possibility of auto paint dust escaping a booth and gases sneaking in to areas they aren’t supposed to be. Ensuring the safety of your staff and customers should be of the utm...
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  • Winter is downright unavoidable in Wisconsin. The usual 4-5 months of weather typically around or below freezing will make any car enthusiast shiver and causes far too many issues with painting your vehicles. While the obvious solution to such a problem is to have your car painted by an auto refinishing professional in a heated shop, not every owner is willing to go to such expense for something they know they could do at home with their own auto painting equipment. Low-Temperature Auto Painting Low temperature auto painti...
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  • Trusting your ’57 Chevy or ’34 Ford Coupe with just any automotive paint would be a senseless move for even the most colorful imagination. DuPont Paint's (now Axalta) new Hot Hues auto body paints will transform your cherished auto body restoration project into an eye-candy street rod with an identity all its own! Hot Hues auto body paints, basecoats and other auto body paint products are the preferred choice for both auto body repair experts and auto restoration hobbyists who demand maximum durability ...
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  • Auto body refinishing pros and automotive paint experts have spent years searching for ways to mix and match auto body paint formulas more accurately.  Knowing inaccurately mixed auto body paint is an expensive, time-consuming problem, Spies Hecker introduced the X-Pert Paint Mixing System; the auto body refinishing industry’s first computerized automotive paint pouring system. The X-Pert Paint Mixing System mixes and matches auto body paint colors accurately, every time, resulting in significant savings for auto ...
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  • Auto body refinishing has leapt forward since HVLP spray guns were introduced to the automotive paint industry.  Auto body refinishing shop technicians are replacing traditional spray guns with HVLP spray guns after experiencing HVLP spray guns’ ability to use paint more efficiently and complete the auto body paint job faster.  While auto body shops love HVLP spray guns’ cost-effectiveness, HVLP spray guns’ ability to emit less pollution than traditional spray guns is turning naysayers into believ...
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  • 3.25 I-Car points & Spies Hecker Training Certificate Prerequisite: Level 2 Technician CertificationExpected Outcome: New products, new technologies, techniques, challenges in troubleshooting, & how to overcome themCertification Valid for: 3.25 I-Car points & Spies Hecker Training CertificateInstructor: Bob PittengerWhen: April 20th-21st (Wednesday – Thursday)Where: Auto Paint Training Center S17-W22645 Lincoln Ave. Waukesha, WI.Cost: $250.00 per person (covers instructor costs, lunches, & seminar)Pl...
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  • Join us for a Color Theory & Adjustment Seminar You can expect to learn in this highly interactive class the theory behind color, why colors don’t match, adjustment techniques, and much more. DuPont Performance Coatings Color Theory & Adjustment Tuesday, April 5th 20111:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Auto Paint & Supply Training Center S17 W22645 Lincoln Ave. Waukesha, WI  53186 Instructor: Kerry ZimmermanDuPont Performance Coatings PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN Friday March 25th. Class size is limit...
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  • All auto body collision repair facilities subject 40 CFR Part 63, must be in compliance with the requirements of the rule by January 10th, 2011. Is your collision repair facility up to date with the latest regulatory issues in the state of Wisconsin? Attend the question & answer session at Auto Paint & Supply Training Center on December 14th. Facilitator: Renee Lesjak Bashel – Small Business Clean Air Assistance ProgramWisconsin Department of Commerce Suggested Attendees: Body Shop Owners & Managers Date...
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  • What Affects Auto Body Paint Color Matching? Anyone who has every attempted to repair a car door ding, refinish an auto paint scratch, or even refinish a car that’s been in an auto accident has come across the difficulties with perfectly matching the color of auto body paint. But why is what seems like should be a simple task of matching a standard auto body color so difficult? Auto body paint is made of three elements: pigment, resin, and solvent. The pigment is a thick powder comparable to concrete and comes in ove...
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  • Sponsored by: Auto Paint & Supply Waukesha WI WHO SHOULD ATTEND All Painters who need to be trained on EPA Rule 40 CFR Part 63 All body shop & paint technicians, shop owners, managers, & estimators interested in learning the proper procedures for using SATA Spray Equipment for better profitability. EQUIPMENT COVERED Primer Guns: SATA 100 B F HVLP & RP Top Coat Guns: SATAjet 3000 HVLP & RP,Standard & Digital SATA MiniJet 4 with spot repair Filtration: 2 stage & 3-stage for spraying and...
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  • September 22, 20106:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor Name: Rod Kohlhepp
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