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New Spies Hecker® Permasolid® Low VOC Clear Coat 8098 The Easy-To-Apply, Low VOC Solution For Outstanding GlossWritten by Staff
Spies Hecker® is announced October 25 the introduction of Permasolid® Low VOC Clear Coat 8098, a low VOC finish from the Spies Hecker® “2K-Acryl-System.” Easy to apply and buff, this clear coat is designed to deliver excellent results over solventborne and waterborne base coats.
Permasolid® Low VOC Clear Coat 8098 is a reliable choice delivering excellent vertical stability and outstanding gloss. It features very good overspray melt in and can be sprayed in a 1½ coat process or in 2 coats, if desired. It is specially formulated for small to large body repairs in multiple environments, offering the opportunity to improve results in the spray booth. Less heat is required and less time is spent in the spray booth, equaling cost and time savings.
“With Permasolid® Low VOC Clear Coat 8098, shops have a 2.1 clear that is friendly to use, easy to spray and buff and offers outstanding gloss for great results,” said Debbie Curry, product manager – North America.
For more information about Permasolid® Low VOC Clear Coat 8098, visit SpiesHeckerUSA.com or call 1-888-371-3313.
GFS Announces New Paint Booth Filters, GFS WAVE Aqua Filters, Designed Specifically for Waterborne PaintsWritten by Staff
Global Finishing Solutions announced on October 20 a ground-breaking new development in paint booth filters with the introduction of the new WAVE Aqua filters. The first filter designed specifically for maximum performance with waterborne paints in automotive and industrial applications, GFS WAVE Aqua filters provide exceptional removal efficiency (99.73%), extremely low initial resistance (0.03" wg) and better depth-loading that traditional paint booth filters, which results in much more consistent airflow balance in the paint booth throughout the usable life of the filters.
WAVE Aqua filters are available exclusively from GFS, and come in standard pad sizes, as well as in multiple roll sizes. Custom sizes are also available.
See more information HERE.
Standox® is pleased to announce the introduction of Standocryl® Clear PFC 30, a 2.1 clear to meet the most stringent VOC regulations. Specifically designed to deliver a mirror-like finish over Standox® solventborne and waterborne basecoats, Standocryl® Clear PFC 30 is ideal for all types of jobs.
Using a continuous 1.5 application process, Standocryl® Clear PFC 30 is a quality-focused clearcoat that is easy to use and provides a high-gloss finish and excellent overnight distinctness of image (DOI). If desired, it is also versatile enough to allow refinishers to use a 2-coat application process.
Standocryl® Clear PFC 30 is easy to mix and spray—even in high heat conditions. It melts in well and lays down smoothly enabling painters to achieve excellent results.
“Collision Centers looking for a clear that meets the most stringent VOC regulations will discover that the new Standocryl® Clear PFC 30 not only helps them meet environmental requirements, it also helps to ensure satisfaction for the most discerning customers,” said Keith Sena, brand manager. “That’s because it is a quality-focused clear that delivers a superior mirror-like finish.”
For more information about Standocryl® Clear PFC 30, visit standoxna.com or call 1-800-551-9296.
Chief™ Automotive Technologies is offering its best pricing of the year as part of a full menu of show specials that start now and extend through NACE 2011 in Orlando next week (Oct. 5-8, 2011). The company is offering special pricing and free gifts for a wide range of Chief and Chassis Liner™ frame machines, Chief computerized measuring systems and Elektron® resistance welders.
Contact your local Chief distributor or come to Chief NACE booth #N803 to take advantage of the following offers:
· Pulling. Get special pricing on a 22-foot Goliath®, 20-foot Impulse® E-VHT or 20-foot Titan® 360 frame machine, with even greater savings available when combined with a Chief computerized measuring system. Plus, choose 12 months interest-free financing (with approved credit) or a free Helios 220 induction heater (while supplies last).
· Computerized Measuring. Buy a new Velocity® or Velocity Max computerized measuring system at a low show price and get an even better deal when combined with a full-size Chief frame rack. Plus, choose 12 months interest-free financing (with approved credit) or get the first year of specifications for just $1 (regularly priced at $999).
· Entry-Level Measuring. Order a new Vector® computerized measuring system with special pricing and receive 12 months interest-free financing (with approved credit).
· Truck Package. Buy a Chassis Liner Truck ’N Revolution™ frame machine and any Chief computerized measuring system (Vector, Velocity or Velocity Max), and get show pricing on the measuring system plus a choice of 12 months interest-free financing (with approved credit), one of year of specifications for $1 (a $999 value) or show pricing on the Chassis Liner rack.
· Resistance Welders. Contact your local Elektron distributor or visit Chief booth #N803 booth or Elektron booth #N403 for special show pricing.
The Chief Titan and E-VHT pulling systems will be on display in Chief booth #N803, along with Chief computerized measuring systems, the Chassis Liner Lift ’N Rack Pro™ and a full line of Elektron resistance welders. Just a few steps down the aisle, Elektron booth #N403 will feature Elektron welders, including live demonstrations, and the new Chief EZ Liner™ Express.
For more information about the full line of collision repair equipment available from Chief, contact your local distributor, visit www.chiefautomotive.com or call 877-644-1044. For more information about Elektron products, contact your local distributor, visit www.elektron-bremen.com or call 855-932-WELD (9353). To register for NACE, visit www.naceexpo.com. Chief and Elektron are also active on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Chrysler has approved new 1100755 Elegance™ clearcoat from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes (SWAF) on a global basis. Having undergone extensive certification, the clearcoat meets the Chrysler PF-10537 standard that the company sets to assure that vehicles repaired at its dealerships use the highest quality automotive refinish products.
Designed for force-dry/booth applications, Elegance clearcoat offers the ultimate in gloss for high-end refinishing. It provides excellent application properties and buffability, all while delivering a superior appearance. It is recommended for use on multi-panel repairs or overall finishing.
“Elegance clearcoat is a premium clearcoat solution and we’re pleased that Chrysler has recognized the product on a global basis,” said Jason Crager, SWAF OEM Business Development Manager. “We believe Sherwin-Williams offers some of the fastest and highest quality clearcoats, including our HPC15 and HPC21 products, which help collision centers to increase productivity and profitability while saving energy costs.
For more information on the premium Elegance clearcoat, visit www.sherwin-automotive.com or call 1-800-SWULTRA (1-800-798-5872).
Spies Hecker® is pleased to announce the introduction of Permasolid® Low VOC Clear Coat 8096, a high gloss, low VOC finish from the Spies Hecker® “2K-Acryl-System.” Developed using the most advanced technology; this easy-to-apply clear coat is designed to deliver excellent results over solventborne and waterborne base coats.
Permasolid® Low VOC Clear Coat 8096 gives body shops complete control. It provides exceptional coverage in only 1½ coats, enabling refinish technicians to apply the clear coat continuously without having to flash between coats, yet it is versatile enough to allow a 2-coat process to be used if desired.
This fast, reliable clear coat also helps ensure customer satisfaction. Its excellent vertical stability improves results in the spray booth; its high gloss gives vehicles an outstanding finish and long-lasting durability.
“With Permasolid® Low VOC Clear Coat 8096, shops now have a 2.1 clear that is fast, quick to harden, reliable and delivers superior results,” said Debbie Curry, product manager – North America. “Whether sprayed in a 1½ -coat process or in a 2-coat process, over a solventborne or waterborne base coat, refinish technicians can achieve excellent results.”
For more information about Permasolid® Low VOC Clear Coat 8096, visit SpiesHeckerUSA.com or call 1-888-371-3313.
Standox® is pleased to announce the introduction of Standocryl® Clear PFC 20, a 2.1 clear to meet the most stringent VOC regulations. Specifically designed to deliver a superior appearance over Standox® solventborne and waterborne basecoats, Standocryl® Clear PFC 20 is ideal for all types of jobs—from spot repairs to multi-panel repairs.
Using a continuous 1.5 application process, Standocryl® Clear PFC 20 delivers excellent gloss and finish, enabling refinishers to apply the clear without the need to flash between coats. If desired, it is also versatile enough to allow refinishers to use a 2-coat application process.
Standocryl® Clear PFC 20 is fast drying and hardening, which not only saves energy, it enables refinishers to sand and polish after a 20-minute bake and cool down, further increasing productivity.
“Collision Centers looking for a clear that meets the most stringent VOC regulations will discover that the new Standocryl® Clear PFC 20 not only helps them meet environmental regulations, it also increases productivity and helps ensure customer satisfaction,” said Keith Sena, brand manager. “That’s because this easy-to-apply, fast drying clear delivers excellent gloss and finish on all types of jobs.”
For more information about Standocryl® Clear PFC 20, visit standoxna.com or call 1-800-551-9296.
Ram Truck owners may now transform their truck into a Mopar®-powered desert racer. Just a little more than one year after Mopar debuted its Ram Runner image vehicle to much acclaim at the 2010 Moab Jeep® Safari, the brand announced details of its new Ram Runner kit for off-road enthusiasts.
“At Mopar, our image vehicles showcase potential directions that we may take and the new Ram Runner kit is a good example,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO, Mopar, Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “We saw the reception that Ram Runner received last year and quickly moved to offer kits that will allow off-road enthusiasts to transform their stock Ram 1500 into a desert racer.”
The Mopar Ram Runner Kit, developed with successful Baja off-road racer Kent Kroeker, includes the following: Pre-Runner Stage II Lift Kit, off-road front bumper, off-road front and rear fenders, off-road rear-tire carrier, sport performance hood and cat-back exhaust. Each element of the kit may also be purchased separately. The street-legal kit may be installed by do-it-yourselfers or in a Ram dealership.
The Mopar Ram Runner Kit is equal to or better than its competitors on a number of fronts. The heavy-duty suspension system can handle practically any abuse the off-road dishes out. Front upper and lower control arms, which are 3 inches longer than production arms, provide added width and allow greater wheel travel over rough dirt trails.
Owners of the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 can have their choice of eight new custom grilles and six new wheel designs for Chrysler’s flagship sedan.
“Mopar is offering a full menu of grilles and wheels for those looking to customize and personalize their all-new Chrysler 300,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC. “By itself, the Chrysler 300 makes a statement. Our grilles and wheels provide exclamation points. And unlike other aftermarket offerings, our grilles are specifically tested for aero, cooling and thermal, and our wheels are specifically designed and tested for durability and impact.”
Each grille is designed by Chrysler and provides an exact factory fit and finish. The selection includes a 13-bar grille and a diamond-pattern grille, both constructed of billet aluminum. Both grilles are chrome-plated and polished to a high luster. The 13-bar grille features narrow horizontal, 5mm blades patterned within the traditional Chrysler 300 grille shape that first defined the model more than 55 years ago. The diamond-pattern grille features 154 individual diamond shapes and has a high-chrome polish.
JD Motorsports has announced that COLORMATCH, a leader in the distribution of collision repair products to the auto body industry, will sponsor the #01 Chevy for this weekend’s race in Nashville, TN. COLORMATCH also sponsored Mike Wallace and JD Motorsports at the race in Bristol, TN earlier this season.
Pro-Spray® Automotive Finishes, a division of Alco Industries, has introduced an economical, quality alternative for meeting low basecoat/clearcoat VOC requirements – the new Pro-Spray® 3.5 VOC Solvent Basecoat System.
“This system is a viable option to waterborne basecoat in VOC-compliant markets, and is an affordable choice for walk-in and non-waterborne collision repair shops,” said Tom Gardner, director – business development. “It utilizes existing Pro-Spray products, so it doesn’t require a major investment.”
For example, the system uses Pro-Spray solvent toners and new low-VOC binders, activators and thinners. The compliant basecoats can be used over Pro-Spray 2.1 VOC sealers and 2.1 VOC primers, and topcoated with any Pro-Spray 2.1 VOC clearcoats, to meet the strictest air quality mandates.