PPG has announced a new line of matte finishes created specifically for Lamborghini, a company PPG has worked with for many years.
PPG says Lamborghini was one of the leaders of the matte finish trend when it introduced the Black Gallardo in 2006, featuring matte-black body parts. Following this, a growing number of automakers are now using matte finish to highlight particular car body details. PPG says it’s the exclusive supplier to Lamborghini for the matte colors, and Lamborghini only recommends the use of PPG products when repairing matte colors.
The collaboration between Lamborghini and PPG Refinish led to the development of PPG’s new D8113 clear matte coat, designed to create a sports car effect, PPG says.
“All of our matte and special color cars are hand-painted. We had to find a product that would not only ensure the aesthetic quality sought by our designers, but also meet the high performance standards required,” said Claudio Nannetti, quality manager at Automobili Lamborghini.
PPG also helped Lamborghini initiate a worldwide training program focusing on matte colors for all body shops specializing in the repair of the automobiles. These training sessions are designed to expand the operators’ skills in the use of specific painting systems, with a special focus on the repair of the difficult-to-achieve Nemesis black matte paint and on matte clearcoat application and drying time.
PPG also developed a manual, approved by the Lamborghini Aftersales organization, dedicated to the network of body shops specializing in Lamborghini vehicles worldwide and can be accessed by the entire global repair network. This details specific products to be used in each geographical area, depending on different regulations or logistic reasons.
For more information, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.