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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 an abrasion generated metal particle that was oxidized as a result of the heat generated by the process. This particle indicates that no coolant was used.

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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