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Sept. 9, 2015—PPG Automotive Refinish presented its “Best Use of Color” awards to three cars at the NSRA’S 46th annual Street Rod Nationals Plus, the company announced on Tuesday. The event was held Aug. 6-9 in Louisville at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The three cars awarded were a 1934 Chevy built by Mark Giambavlo, owner of Creative Rod & Kustom in Womelsdorf, Pa.; a 1931 Ford Model A from Dave Tucci at Tucci Hot Rods, Marcy, N.Y.; and a 1965 Mustang convertible from Dustin Foust’s Classic Restorations of Southern Indiana LLC in Floyds Knobs, Ind.

Giambalvo’s paint technician, Jason Dunkelberger, gave the Chevy the rich and deep two-tone burgundy and black finish. A variety of PPG DELTRON products were used, including DPS3055 V-PRIME Acrylic Urethane Surfacer, DBC9700 2000 Black Basecoat, DBC Basecoat, Garnet Red (code 926174) and Concept 2021 Urethane Clear.

Tucci’s 1931 Ford Model started out as a stock 1931 Ford Model A two-door Sedan and was rebuilt as a street rod. John Ramsey of John’s Auto Restoration in Rome, N.Y., turned to Deltron and used DBC 2000 Basecoat, Tigereye (code 911865) and DC4000 Velocity Premium Clearcoat flattened with ONECHOICE SU4985 Universal Matting Agent to create the flat brownish finish.

Foust customized the “Black Diamond Mustang” by choosing the Deltron line’s DPX171 Non-Chrome Self Etching Primer, K38 High Build Primer Surfacer, DCC9300 Concept Acrylic Urethane single stage gloss black with no clear. The accent color is DBC Tuxedo Black (code 918644) with DCU 2060 FLEXED “N” FLAT Clear.

The winning cars were selected from a field of over 11,000 entries.

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