Published Online: 1 January 1980
Page Count: 51
Technologist in charge, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Crime Detection Laboratory, Edmonton, Alberta
Assistant director, Provincial Analyst Laboratory, Alberta Agriculture, Edmonton, Alberta
(Received 22 March 1979; accepted 27 July 1979)
The variety and complexity of primers and paints now used to refinish automobiles assist the forensic chemist in making more specific comparisons of paint samples. Infrared spectroscopy was used to determine the chemical composition of 254 samples of refinishing topcoat products and to establish a data base for comparisons of spectra of unknown samples. Spectra representative of six major types of refinishing products are presented.
Paper ID: JFS10955J