Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
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
Blueberry plant named `DrisBlueFour`
Image recording device, image recording method, and computer program product that adds a fluorescent-whitening-agent onto a recording sheet
Washing machine
Optoelectronic semiconductor chip and method for manufacturing a contact structure for such a chip
User-initiated quality of service modification in a mobile device
Heat transfer label for decorating a metal container
Tag-based apparatus and methods for neural networks
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method, system and device for automatic recognition of limited speech
Electronic control unit
Lamp
Drop-weight material level indicator
Data-processing system having a packet transfer type input/output system
Apparatus for determining fibre lengths and fibre length distribution from a fibre material sample, especially in spinning preparation
Offset-compensated linear RF detector having a detector part and a linearizer part
High field NMR permanent magnetic structure
Refrigerated waste container with germicidal lamp
Method for fabrication of CMOS devices having minimized drain contact area