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Autobase Plus MM

AkzoNobel

Details This basecoat is designed to provide excellent coverage, metallic control and sprayability when used to duplicate OEM solid, metallic and pearl color effects, according to the company. It has to be used with a Sikkens clearcoat to provide protection from the environment.

Web akzonobel.com/aac

Phone 770.242.6903


ChromaSystem Non-Stop Repair Process

DuPont

Details This paint system is designed for single panel warranty repairs, which means it is ideal for fast-lane collision work, according to DuPont. The goal of each step in the process is to contain the size of the repair. Recommendations are specific to the type and location of damage.

Web pc.dupont.com

Phone 800.GET.DUPONTx7


Cromax Pro Waterborne Basecoat

DuPont

Details DuPont says this paint is not just like solvent—it’s better. The company says it speeds up the repair process by eliminating several steps compared to competing brands. It allows shops to work faster, maximizing production and profitability, while staying environmentally friendly.

Web pc.dupont.com

Phone 800.GET.DUPONTx7


EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat

PPG

Details This is a 2.1-VOC air-dry clearcoat was developed for use with PPG’s Envirobase High Performance System. It is meant to support high-volume collision centers focused on slashing refinish cycle times while still delivering quality finishes. It requires no flash time between coats and can dry in 10 minutes.

Web ppgrefinish.com

Phone 800.647.6050


Elegance Clearcoat

Sherwin-Williams

Details This clear is designed for force-dry/booth applications and Sherwin-Williams says it offers the ultimate in gloss for high-end refinishing. It offers excellent application properties and buffability. It is recommended for use on multi-panel repairs or overall finishing.

Web sherwin-automotive.com

Phone 800.798.5872


Foose Signature Colors

BASF

Details BASF recently announced the addition of 12 new colors to its Foose Signature Colors lineup, for a total of 24 colors. Legendary custom-car builder Chip Foose created each of the colors. Shops using Glasurit 90-Line or R-M Onyx HD systems can mix the colors themselves with a special mixing clear.

Web basfrefinish.com

Phone 800.201.1605


Glasurit Midnight Blue II Tinting Base

BASF

Details This new tinting base replaced Midnight Blue this year. The new product contains a red-shade blue pigment, which BASF says is used by car manufacturers worldwide. The company says it is keeping base offerings as modern as possible to ensure that 90 Line provides the best color matches possible.

Web basfrefinish.com

Phone 800.201.1605


HP Process Refinish System

Sherwin-Williams

Details This system is designed to take the entire vehicle refinish procedure from primer to clearcoat in less than 50 minutes. That helps shops paint more cars in less time. The system can also save on energy because it eliminates the need for baking the finish in a gas-heated spray booth.

Web sherwin-automotive.com

Phone 800.798.5872


HS Express Clearcoat

PPG

Details This new 2.1-VOC air-dry compliant clearcoat is made for use with the Aquabase Plus system and is intended to deliver optimal productivity without sacrificing durability or final appearance. It bypasses the baking cycle and can be ready for polish in 30 minutes.

Web ppgrefinish.com

Phone 800.647.6050


Intercoat Barrier Clear

House of Kolor

Details House of Kolor says to think of this product as an intercoat clear on steroids. It is designed specifically for use as a highly productive and protective clear for artwork tape-outs on Shirmin Basecoats. It prevents permanent tape markings and protects metallic surfaces as well.

Web houseofkolor.com

Phone 800.845.2500


Paint Preparation System

3M

Details 3M designed this system to do away with traditional spray gun mixing pots and paper filters. The system uses just one liner cup for both mixing and spraying. The closed system has a built-in filter and there’s no traditional cup to clean. Unused paint can be stored for future use by capping the liner.

Web 3M.com

Phone 888.364.3577


Sikkenz Mixit Pro

AkzoNobel

Details AkzoNobel says upgraded this advanced color formula retrieval system last year. It offers a cleaner and friendlier interface, and it offers data exchanges with Automatchic 3 that are three times faster than the previous version. Internal modifications were also made to make sure new documentation is visible.

Web akzonobel.com/aac

Phone 770.242.6903


 

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