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Wednesday, 19 May 2021 10:06

Driven Collision Cures from the Ground Up with USI ITALIA’s Chronotech

Written by Autobody News Staff
Alan Greer is pleased with USI ITALIA’s Chronotech because “I’m 100% sure that everything is completely dry---the cure times are phenomenal!” Alan Greer is pleased with USI ITALIA’s Chronotech because “I’m 100% sure that everything is completely dry---the cure times are phenomenal!”

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Waterborne paint is better for the environment, but the extra time it takes to cure can present challenges for busy auto body shops.

Driven Collision
Location: Kennesaw, GA
(678) 424-1308
www.drivencollision.com
Facebook: @Driven-Collision-LLC
Instagram: @driven.collision

 

Company At A Glance...
Type: Collision Repair

Facility Employees: 14
In Business Since: 2015
Number of Locations: One
Production Space: 12,000 square feet

 

When Alan Greer relocated Driven Collision to a new facility last year, he needed “a fast-drying booth. The Chronotech EPS spray booth, made by USI ITALIA, is amazing and definitely sets itself apart from the pack. It can bake a car in 20 minutes or less, and I’m 100% sure that everything is completely dry---the cure times are phenomenal!”

 

Greer added, “It’s so efficient that I’m able to buff and build cars the same day; we pride ourselves on only using a high solids clearcoat on customers’ vehicles, and with this booth, we can confidently paint and reassemble a vehicle on the same day. I didn’t believe everything it could do until I saw it with my own eyes. The Chronotech has been an awesome investment!”

 

Greer understands the importance of equipment that performs, so before making a purchase, he interviewed multiple paint booth manufacturers about how their products handle curing waterborne paint.

 

“To be quite honest, a lot of booths looked good on paper, but their salespeople couldn’t explain the process the booth used to dry water. That wasn’t the case with Simone Mazzon at USI of North America. In addition to explaining the curing process, he was able to provide documentation on how to cure various waterborne paint systems in different climates.

 

“Simone got excited telling me where the different booth manufacturers originated in Italy, but he never trashed his competitors,” Greer continued. “He also informed me of the differences in motors and burners on different booths. While every other manufacturer was selling me on fans and blowers, Simone was adamant that I didn’t need them with the Chronotech. The Chronotech cures from the ground up.”

 

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Driven Collision prides itself on providing superior customer service, and though Greer services high end clientele, “We’re going to treat you the same whether you pull up in a Lamborghini or a Nissan.”

 

As a painter for nearly 20 years, Greer noted, “I’m not an owner who bases everything off budget. I’m a painter, and I know what a paint booth does. I’ve sprayed out of the Chronotech dozens of times, and I love it! I’ve sprayed in a lot of booths, and my spray booth from USI ITALIA is the only one that dries water to the point that you can sand it, tack it off, basically treat it just like solvent.

 

“Before I bought this booth, I questioned my paint system because we had frequent issues with dieback, but the Chronotech has completely changed what I think of my paint product. We don’t see much dieback since it’s cured from the ground up,” Greer said. “We’ve been so impressed with the booth’s speed. Within 30 minutes...


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