Evaluation of Automobile Paint Flakes as Evidence

    Volume 21, Issue 3 (July 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 1976

    Page Count: 6

    Gothard, JA
    Senior analyst, Health Commission of New South Wales, Lidcombe,

    (Received 19 September 1975; accepted 15 December 1975)


    Paint, normally in the form of dried flakes, is one of the most common types of evidence encountered by the forensic chemist. It may be from sources such as buildings, tools (frequently while being used to enter buildings), and most importantly, motor vehicles. It may be desired to identify the make and color of a suspect vehicle from paint left at the scene or on the clothing of a hit-run victim. Alternatively, it is frequently necessary to compare such paint flakes with reference flakes from a suspect vehicle.

    Paper ID: JFS10537J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10537J

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    Title Evaluation of Automobile Paint Flakes as Evidence
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    Committee E30