Butler Body Shop, LLC, based in Coldwater, Mich., announced it has transitioned its shop to waterborne basecoat from solvent-based systems in anticipation of new air quality regulations. The body shop is now using the AWX Waterborne Basecoat System from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes (SWAF), according to Jeff Butler, owner.
SWAF recently introduced AWX, a waterborne basecoat system that uses a proprietary resin technology that allows it to behave like a solvent-based system. AWX was designed to be an easy-to-use, high-quality color coating that offers up to a 96 percent decrease in VOC emissions compared to other solvent-borne coatings, SWAF says.
“We are very pleased to switch to this new coating system and will continue to give our customers superior results for their collision repairs as well as help to improve our air quality,” Butler said. “We didn’t switch because we had to, but because it’s a win-win situation; by transitioning to the new AWX system we’ve made a commitment to our customers and our community.”
Sherwin-Williams AWX Waterborne Basecoat System