Resources Contact Us Home
Dry paint transfer product having high DOI automotive paint coat

Image Number 6 for United States Patent #5707697.

An automotive quality paint coat is laminated to the exterior surface of a molded plastic car body member or panel. In one embodiment, the paint coat includes an exterior clear coat above a color coat. During processing, the clear coat and color coat are each coated on a temporary flexible casting sheet and dried. A high gloss surface is transferred to the clear coat from the casting sheet. The paint coat is then transferred from the casting sheet to a thin, semi-flexible thermoformable plastic backing sheet by dry paint transfer-laminating techniques. The resulting laminate is thermoformed into a complex three-dimensional shape of the car body member or panel. The preformed laminate is then bonded to an underlying plastic substrate material, by injection-cladding techniques, for example, to form the finished article. The paint coat has sufficient elongation to retain exterior automotive appearance and durability properties during thermoforming without deglossing. The backing sheet absorbs defects in the substrate material so the paint coat retains its appearance and durability properties during the injection-cladding step. The finished article comprises a high gloss, defect-free paint coat on the exterior of a molded plastic car body member or panel. Solution-form polyvinylidene fluoride/acrylic paint systems have remarkably high combined gloss and distinctiveness-of-image levels, together with durability properties required for exterior automotive use.

  Recently Added Patents
Enediyne compounds, conjugates thereof, and uses and methods therefor
Triple-trim reference voltage generator
Methods, systems, and media for swapping faces in images
Front exterior of an automotive tail lamp
Probe card holding apparatus with probe card engagement structure
Image forming system, printing control method, and program
Polarization preserving front projection screen microstructures
  Randomly Featured Patents
Recoil system for the forend of a firearm
Replacement halftoning
RF transceiver with low power chirp acquisition mode
Local area network for vehicle
Process for fabricating integrated devices including flash-EEPROM memories and transistors
Textile reinforcement used for making laminated complexes, and novel type of laminate comprising such a reinforcement
Camera and animation controller, systems and methods
Football display package
Grid for nuclear fuel assembly
Housing for photoelectric control