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Better for our employees, better for our customers and better for environment Woodman Collision Center converted to waterborne paint in 2008 because waterborne products are better for the environment and for our employees. Most car manufacturers also use waterborne paint at their factories; therefore, we can better match your vehicle's paint and cause less harm to the air we breathe.
The vast majority of repair shops still use solvent-based paint because it is cheaper and easier. We are the ONLY shop in the Riverbend area using waterborne technology. Here are just a few examples of the extra steps Woodman Collison takes every day to help ensure the protection of our environment and our employees.
Protecting Our Employees All Paint used is waterborne paint which greatly reduces the amount of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds). All spray applications (including, basecoat and clearcoat applications) are performed in a spray booth or ventilated and enclosed prep station. This minimizes painter's and other workers’ exposures to harmful components of paints and coatings during spray applications. Our painter wears a full body paint suit to avoid skin absorption of toxins as well as impermeable gloves to prevent solvents and other skin irritants from coming in contact with the skin. Spraying occurs in a downdraft spray booth with sophisticated HVLP (high volume, low pressure guns). Use of HVLP spray guns can significantly reduce overspray which will reduce harmful emissions and save paint. Water-borne paints are also nonflammable; therefore, they reduce the risk of fire. Woodman Collision uses automated gun cleaners to reduce painters and technicians exposure to harmful cleaning solvents by allowing them to perform part of the cleaning process remotely. Automatic cleaners also typically reuse solvents in the cleaning process which reduces solvent waste.
Protecting our Environment Our spray booths have commercially insulated walls to keep in heat, and the booths use afterburners to quickly increase the heat. They also have programmed timers that shut off automatically, reducing the use of heat and electricity. To reduce energy usage, we use fast-dry paint products and infra-red/UV-B lights to cure paint and shorten the duration of the spray booths' bake cycles. Our technicians are ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certified to comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements for refrigerant recovery and recycling. Excess paint and thinner is always recycled. Residue is washed off with a water-based gun cleaner to eliminate fumes and eliminate solvent-based thinner use. We recycle all plastic bumper body parts and sheet metal parts.
Benefits to the Air We Breathe For a shop that mixes an average of 2 gallon of basecoat per week, the move to waterborne saves over 600 lbs. of VOC annually……That’s the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of more than 200 cars per year. We use water-borne paints which reduce solvent fumes meaning cleaner air and a healthier work environment. Waterborne paint = Less solvent fumes = Cleaner air + Healthier environment
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About / Testimonials
Woodman Collision Center has set the standard for excellence in superior customer service and support at our collision repair facility. Our friendly staff is always ready to help and will be glad to notify your insurance company that you have chosen Woodman Collision Center to repair your vehicle. We can also schedule rental car reservations and answer any questions you might have before, during and after the repair process.
Although we cannot completely remove the burden brought on by an unfortunate accident, we can provide you peace of mind. You can be assured that Woodman Collision Center will restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition and back up our work with a Lifetime Guarantee. We are staffed with highly trained technicians with 10-40 years of experience repairing foreign and domestic vehicles. You can rely on their expertise for your family's safety.
Loren GMC | July 2017 They are the around at what they do. They work with you and answer any questions you have. If I ever need my vehicles repaired again they are where I will go on as ale of 1 to 10. They are a 10 for sure
Patricia Ford | July 20117 Very happy with the exceptional service that you have provided. Thank you for fitting me in.
Jeff Lexus | June 2017 Nice job on the car. Thank you.
Dawn Ford | June 2017 The repair to my car looks like it had never been damaged! Would definitely take my vehicle there again if needed.
Denise Ford | June 2017 Great service
Toni Ford | May 2017 Excellent company, excellent people!!! Very trustworthy!
John Scion | May 2017 Excellant sevice on my scion xd . Kept me well informed with repalr and sevice. Thank you, I will reccommend Woodman collision center to everyone.
Thomas Chrysler | May 2017 Communication during the process was excellent. Our car was finished and returned three days prior to the promise date. Everything was handled professionally and courteously. Experience was excellent.
Helen Chevrolet | May 2017 Very friendly staff. Had the car ready really fast. Will definitely recommend you to everyone we know. Thank you so much