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Technical: Mattes and Metallics

You’ve probably heard the Henry Ford quote regarding his Model T: “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants, so long as it’s black.” And while the Model T was available in other colors, it does suggest there were limited of...

CAPA Announces New Labeling Program

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) announced a new labeling program for certified plastic parts such as bumper covers that have a waterborne low volatile organic compound (VOC) primer. Manufacturers of CAPA Certified plastic parts, ...

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Receives Technical Approval from Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group has entered into a corporate agreement with Sherwin-Williams and approved the Sherwin-Williams refinish paint brand for use at Volkswagen Group brands (VWPC, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, and VWCV) certified collision repair facilities in N...

Refinish: The Green Scene

Paint is hardly a surface level issue. To customers, it’s the icing on their vehicles – but we know there are many layers: regulatory complexities, technological advances, productivity and performance expectations. Specifically, the evolutio...

PPG PaintManager Program Software Expanding Internet Capabilities

PPG Automotive Refinish has reached a key milestone as more than 15,000 PPG customers worldwide – collision centers, distributors and dealerships – are now benefiting from the Internet connectivity capabilities of PPG PAINTMANAGER program softwar...

Martin Senour Announces 2015 Fourth Quarter Training Schedule

The Martin Senour Company announced its 2015 fourth quarter training schedule, with courses running from Oct. 5th to Nov. 16th. The courses emphasize painter certification and maximizing shop profits, and will be held at Martin Senour training facili...

Sherwin-Williams Announces 2015 Fourth Quarter Training Schedule

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes recently announced its latest fourth quarter 2015 collision repair industry courses and training sites that will be available from Oct. 7th through Dec. 7th. According to Rod Habel, Sherwin-Williams Automotive ...

PPG Adds Custom Midcoat to Vibrance Collection Brand

PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced VWM500 Custom Midcoat, a solvent-borne, VOC-compliant Vibrance Collection product formulated exclusively for application with waterborne basecoats. VWM500 allows painters to use Vibrance Collection special-effec...

AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Launches U-Base for U-TECH Basecoat System

AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business has released a new U-TECH basecoat system called U-Base, designed for the commercial builder and refinish markets. It is a two-component polyurethane basecoat system and replaces the Polybase and Polybase Plu...

Sherwin-Williams Introduces New FormulaExpress 2.0 Color Retrieval System

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced it has introduced its premium Web-based FormulaExpress 2.0 Color Retrieval System. The new FormulaExpress 2.0 Color Retrieval System is used to achieve color match results in the shortest possible tim...

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