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PPG’s Deltron® NXT™ System Leaves Bob’s Auto Refinishing ‘Absolutely Blown Away’

Software identifies the best color match quickly and easily, and employees love the quality of the Deltron® NXT™ base coat.

The Bob’s Auto Refinishing crew outside the shop in Kahului, HI.

Bob’s Auto Refinishing is a well-respected, long-established family-owned and operated collision repair shop, located at 314 Ho’ohana St. in Kahului, HI. It has been in business since 2007 and offers top-of-the-line painting and collision repair as well as world-class, responsive customer service.

Bob’s Auto Refinishing
Kahului, HI
Facebook: @bobsautorefinishing
Twitter: @BRefinishi
Instagram: @bobsautorefinishing

Company At A Glance...
Type: Collision Repair
Facility Employees: 12
In Business Since: 2007
Number of Locations: One
Production Space: 6,000 square feet

The team includes highly-skilled technicians who are unibody and frame repair experts. The shop specializes in both, making it the go-to collision repair shop in the area. It features hydraulic machine work, state-of-the-art equipment, bumper and fender repair, and much more. Insurance work is accepted. Impeccable honesty and reliability are guaranteed on every job.

bobs SupraBob’s employees absolutely love the quality and color match of the Deltron® NXT™ base coat, as seen on this 1995 Toyota Supra.

Vehicle painting is considered an art form by the team, and a specialty of the shop. Whether a customer’s vehicle needs dents repaired, or dings and scratches repaired and painted, the shop takes excellent care of them. Top-quality paintless dent removal, full body paint jobs and paint touch-ups are offered.

The shop recently converted from a competitor solvent to the PPG Deltron® NXT™ paint system. Since then, results have been a significant game changer for the shop. The shop reported to PPG’s staff their team was “absolutely blown away” by switching to PPG’s digital color-matching tools and using PPG’s DIGIMATCH™ Spectro and VISUALIZID™ 3D visualization software.

The software identifies the best color match quickly and easily, a big reason why many believe it to be the leader in the collision repair industry. The shop also reported to PPG’s staff that employees absolutely love the quality and color match of the Deltron® NXT™ base coat.

Jacob Tiu and his sister, Brittany, are in the process of taking over Bob’s Auto Refinishing from their father, Robert. Robert, the current owner and manager, has been in the collision repair business for 25 years, 17 of them as owner of Bob’s.

“The quality of the paint is amazing,” Tiu said. “The Deltron® NXT™ colors are much more vibrant than any other solvent-based paint line I have ever used.”

Tiu said he was happy to increase the shop’s production speed making the change. “Since switching over to PPG, I would say we average an additional five to six more cars a week.”

Tiu called PPG’s products user-friendly, and said that has also increased productivity at the shop since switching from a competitor brand. “The PPG Deltron® NXT™ line is very user-friendly, and it lays down really well in terms of coverage and flatness. Some paint codes took us four to five coats to get coverage, but we are now able to do it in two coats with the new system.”

Tiu also praised the blendability of the Deltron® NXT™ line, which he said is easier to blend than competitors’ products. “Not only is the Deltron® NXT™ line great with coverage, but by using the right mix ratio and reducers, the system is very easy to blend without having any mottling.”

bobs LexusJacob Tiu said since switching to PPG Deltron® NXT™, Bob’s has increased the number of vehicles it can refinish per week, like this 2023 Lexus NX350.

PPG’s Deltron® NXT™ refinish system is engineered explicitly for collision centers, prioritizing supreme color accuracy and workflow efficiency. This next-generation system is tailored to meet the challenges posed by the continuous evolution of sophisticated OEM finishes. By integrating the latest advancements in toner pigments, state-of-the-art liquid pearls, and the dynamic hues afforded by XIRALLIC® and COLORSTREAM® effects, the Deltron® NXT™ system ushers in an era of unparalleled color-matching precision.

This system doesn’t just promise an exact match; it delivers, leveraging PPG’s extensive, globally recognized database that boasts more than 5 million prime and variant color formulas. Updated daily and accessible via the internet, this resource, combined with cutting-edge digital and print color matching tools, ensures finding the perfect match for any customer’s vehicle becomes a streamlined and accurate process.

As a global leader in the manufacture and supply of paints, coatings and surface solutions, PPG takes pride in creating world-class products to support a variety of industries and end users. PPG’s commitment to innovation and quality is reflected in its comprehensive product lineup. PPG’s paints, coatings and color-matching technology — coupled with its auxiliary products and sundries — are meticulously designed to facilitate the preparation, painting and delivery of a high-quality finished product. Achieving excellence in every project, PPG’s solutions are developed with the end-user in mind, ensuring durability, aesthetics and superior performance across all applications.

For those collision centers that prefer a premium-quality, solvent-based refinish system, PPG’s Deltron® NXT™ refinish system offers new levels of premium color-matching capability.

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