PPG has introduced a training video to assist paint technicians with refinishing Lexus automobiles sporting the OEM’s Structural Blue finish, a complex premium color available on a limited number of Lexus LC500 models.
Sherwin-Williams, through its Automotive Finishes division, has introduced the Ultra 9K Waterborne Basecoat System, combining productive speed and system design to help shops dramatically increase volume.
A sparkling red 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II dubbed “Scarlet Lady,” owned by Chris and Lori Ryan, captured the prestigious Winfield Award at the 19th annual PPG Syracuse Nationals held July 20–22 at the New York State Fairgrounds.
One of the most time-consuming elements of the auto painting process is the cleanup. Now, 3M is adding to its system of paint application products that take the “pain out of painting” – a new spray gun cleaner that meets VOC compliance requirements in all 50 states, including California’s stringent regulations.
Glasurit and R-M recertification were the first courses to go digital. Certified technicians whose two-year certification is set to soon expire can log on, take the appropriate course through online learning modules, and have their certification renewed immediately.
Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced it has completed the acquisition of Cooper Color, Inc. (“Cooper Color”). The acquisition adds 2 locations in Missouri and Illinois, and further expands PSE’s market presence in the Midwest United States.
Products to be showcased on the stand include the Valspar premium brands, including DeBeer Refinish and Octoral, as well as our Prospray mid-tier system, VIM industrial system and the Spralac ancillary range.
Recognizing the escalating need for qualified technicians in the collision repair industry, the PPG Foundation, in collaboration with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, has awarded scholarships to five worthy students who have confirmed their interest in automotive repair and refinish careers.
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