The Latest in Coatings and Refinish Products
2011 Coatings / Refinish Products
1100755 Elegance Clearcoat
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
Details General Motors recently approved this clearcoat on a global basis. It is designed for force-dry/booth applications and is recommended for use on multi-panel repairs or overall finishing. The Elegance Clearcoat can be used for multi-panel repairs to overall finishing projects. It has a three-hour pot-life and a 36-month shelf-life when unopened.
All Seasons EZ Sand Waterborne Primer Surfacer
Urethane Supply Co.
Details This is a black, easy-to-sand, freeze-tolerant primer surfacer developed for plastic bumper refinishing. Urethane Supply Co. says the formula hides 180-grit sanding scratches and is compatible with all automotive topcoat systems. It offers high resistance to solvents and water and dries quickly to a smooth finish.
Envirobase High Performance
Details The PPG Envirobase system represents the third generation of the company’s waterborne technology, first launched in 1999. It is designed to be simple and easy to use and has received global OEM approval. It will also integrate seamlessly with PPG’s Global Refinish System of undercoats and clearcoats.
Details This waterborne refinish paint system is highly concentrated, and offers quick and efficient coverage. It is easy to mix, blend and spray, and dries quickly. It allows for precise color matching, is quick hiding and provides cost savings. It’s VOC
compliant and cuts GHG emissions in half compared to solvent-borne systems.
Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC Waterborne Basecoat
Details Shops looking for the most advanced technology in the business choose Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC waterborne base coat, according to Dupont. Its breakthrough chemistry is meant to produces dramatic results in less time, allowing shops to maximize the flexibility and performance of their facility while delivering the results customers expect. It is target HAPs Free.
Hydrolux Waterborne Refinish
Details Designed as a next-generation waterborne automotive refinish system, Hydrolux uses the latest technologies to deliver an outstanding finish, according to ChemSpec USA. It meets global VOC emissions standards and is supported by more than 12,000 color swatches, EasiMix color matching software and other time saving tools.
Lesonal Autoclean Surface Cleaner
Details This two-part surface cleaner system is designed to handle all of your shop’s cleaning needs in low VOC areas, according to Akzo Nobel. It has two cleaning products that can be used together or separately, depending on the level of contamination. Check out the website for more details.
OMNI Refinish System
Details For shops on a tight budget, the OMNI refinish system offers outstanding value at an economical price. Shops can choose from five topcoats and a wide range of primers and clearcoats. PPG says the system can be configured to meet specific operation requirements and cost considerations.
Planet Color Waterborne Basecoat
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
Details This custom automotive paint is now available throughout North America in a low-VOC system. But Sherwin-Williams says unlike other low-VOC custom products, this paint does not sacrifice quality to meet compliance. Because it is available with AWX Waterborne Basecoat, the paint behaves like a solvent-based system.
R-M ONYX HD
Details Pitched as a product for “forward-thinking” body shops, this waterborne basecoat system can be matched to both solvent-based and waterborne OEM coatings. It can be integrated with current spraying equipment and is in line with OEM factory-finish standards and federal VOC regulations. BASF offers training programs to help integrate this system, which has a lifetime warranty.
Sikkens 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 Akzo Nobel. The company says it provides excellent color match. Autobase Plus has to be used with a Sikkens clearcoat for protection from the environment.
Details For some, refinishing is a job. For the Standox technician, it is a calling, Dupont says. Standoblue waterborne basecoat was created with one idea in mind: to put great paint in the hands of master craftsmen. Dupont says this paint is not for just any shop, but for those who approach vehicle refinishing as an art.