STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – December 15, 2008 –General Motors has approved PPG’s new D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and the DLV800X series of a-chromatic primer surfacers for worldwide use in warranty refinish repairs. The two products, part of the PPG Global Refinish System®, meet GM’s demanding quality standard known as Specification GMW15406 and join a long list of GM-approved PPG coatings from the PPG and Nexa Autocolor™ paint lines, including Deltron® and the new waterborne technology of Envirobase® High Performance and Aquabase® Plus.
“PPG has worked very hard to meet GM’s high standards of quality and durability and we appreciate their recognition,” said Kevin Loop, PPG OEM business development manager, “GM dealers and their authorized repair and refinish facilities will be able to use these coatings for warranty work with the confidence they’ll be able to deliver a finish comparable in appearance to the original OEM vehicle finish.”
D8152 is designed for use over Global BC and Envirobase® High Performance basecoats and is the perfect complement to D8150, Global Performance Clearcoat. This world-class clear has been specifically developed for exceptional gloss, ease of application, easy buffing and exceptional holdout. It’s the ideal choice for luxury cars and any project that demands ultimate high gloss finish.
The DLV800X series consists of three premium-level a-chromatic surfacers – white, black and gray – which can be mixed to achieve the desired gray tone. These surfacers offer excellent adhesion, film build, surface leveling and gloss holdout over a wide range of substrates.
Loop adds, “We have a long-standing, solid relationship with GM. They know the quality and value of our products. We’re happy to have them count on us.”
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.