Tuesday, 20 September 2022 16:15

How Waterborne Technology Can Improve Cycle Time Performance


...do a sprayout, like we always had to perform with our previous system.”


Blending Performance


Given that refinishing most often calls for blending, how efficient a system can perform an accurate repair and eliminate chances for redos is especially critical to achieving maximum cycle time performance. PPG’s waterborne system employs an easy, one-gun process designed to achieve a fast, tight blend and accurate match the first time out. In fact, in a 2-3 coat application, it’s possible to perform a spot repair in less than an hour.


This fast blend process is aided by a very thin film build, enabling the basecoat to dry fast. Only 2-3 minutes flash time is needed between coats and the clearcoat can be applied in 10-15 minutes. The system’s EN-V® Series clearcoat line offers fast bake times as short as 10 minutes.


To ensure color accuracy, the basecoat’s latex particles orient metallic flakes smoothly to accurately match the color travel from face to flop. Painters won’t find any evidence of mottling or halos around the repair, which can appear using conventional basecoats. Any dirt or specks can be easily de-nibbed, further facilitating a fast blend repair.


To summarize, when evaluating throughput performance---from color identification to final clearcoat---the Envirobase High Performance system covers all the bases to achieve the cycle time performance demanded by today’s high-production collision centers.


For more information, visit envirobase.com, and access the full-length whitepaper here.


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