Gloss Evaluation of Autobody Paint Finishes by Some Enterprises in Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science (IJRES)          
  
© 2020 by IJRES Journal
Volume-7 Issue-6
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : T.N. Guma, Josiah Gana
  10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V7I6P101

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MLA Style: T.N. Guma, Josiah Gana "Gloss Evaluation of Autobody Paint Finishes by Some Enterprises in Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria" International Journal of Recent Engineering Science 7.6(2020):1-9. 

APA Style: T.N. Guma, Josiah Gana. Gloss Evaluation of Autobody Paint Finishes by Some Enterprises in Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria. International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, 7(6), 1-9.

Abstract
Glossy surfaces are appealing to humans. Inability to meet product gloss appeals of customers can lead to complaints and rejection of products and low patronage of the product manufacturers or dealers by customers. Glosses of autobody paint finish by four top autobody painters in Kaduna metropolis, namely; Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited, MA Motors, Alsarafa Body Painters, and IBK Motors was investigated by measurements and analysis to understand their values about acceptable engineering standards. A mild steel sheet was procured, ascertained, and used as an autobody material for the investigation. Four similarly produced samples from the steel sheet were taken one each to the enterprises where they were polished, surface-prepared, and painted according to the usual methods and standards used by the enterprises in paint-finishing autobodies. Glosses of the paint-finished surfaces were evaluated after proper curing using measurements made with the BYK Qualitest micro-TRI-gloss meter at refractive angles of 20o, 60o, and 85o by ASTM D523 standard procedure. Analysis of the measurements indicated comparable paint finishes of high gloss standard within the order of 60 to 90GU by the enterprises. The highest average gloss measurements by the angle from samples paint-finished at PAN, MA Motors, Alsarafa Body Painters, and IBK Motors were 87.29, 69.57, 92.42, and 60.73GU respectively.

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Keywords
Aesthetic appeals, Engineering products, Gloss level, Needful information, Quality management