Automotive Glossary

Automotive Glossary

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Power Bakes
Entry link: P/B


Park and neutral position switch for sending signals to the PCM.
Entry link: P/N


Power Steering Pressure Switch. Also PSP switch.
Entry link: P/S


Pressure Air
Entry link: PA


The relative speed of progress or change.
Entry link: Pace


A material which, when applied as a liquid to a surface, forms a solid film for the purpose of decoration and/or protection. Generally, any paint contains a binder, solvent, and pigment plus other chemicals or additives giving the paint its special characteristics or properties.
Entry link: Paint

Paint Remover

A chemical, usually a mixture of acid and solvents that breaks down an old paint finish by liquefying it, thus allowing it to be completely removed from the substrate.
Entry link: Paint Remover

Paint Strainer

A disposable fine mesh filter used to clean paint as it is poured into the gun cup.
Entry link: Paint Strainer

Paint thickness gauge

Precision instruments to accurately measure the dried film thickness of painted objects by non-destructive testing. On ferrous substrates, they operate by measuring the resistance to the flow of magnetism between two probes, and on non-ferrous surfaces special gauges use the 'Eddy Current' principle
Entry link: Paint thickness gauge


Pulsed Secondary Air Injection
Entry link: PAIR

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