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Auto Body Shop Particles Under the Microscope

Auto Body Shop Particles

These are particles that are typical of an auto body shop environment. This view includes tire wear, iron scale, emery abrasive, paint spheres, clear-coat debris, and natural minerals.

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Transmitted Circular Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield Illumination


An auto body shop is involved in the repair of damage to vehicles. The activities that occur in this environment include metal forming, welding, grinding, leveling, and painting. The leveling compounds are often organic concretes which are sanded into the final desired contour.

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