Paint Products / Services / Systems
2012 Paint Products/Services/Systems
Autobase Plus MM
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.
ChromaSystem Non-Stop Repair Process
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.
Cromax Pro Waterborne Basecoat
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.
EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat
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.
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.
Foose Signature Colors
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.
Glasurit Midnight Blue II Tinting Base
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.
HP Process Refinish System
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.
HS Express Clearcoat
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.
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.
Paint Preparation System
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.
Sikkenz Mixit Pro
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.