PPG Ferrari red finish worn by 2008 Ridler Award winner


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, May 19, 2008 – A PPG Ferrari Rosso Corsa Red finish from PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business adorns “Ferrambo,” winner of the 2008 Ridler Award, which honors the most outstanding custom car making its debut at the Detroit Autorama held annually in March. This is the second time in three years that a PPG finish adorned a Ridler Award winner.

Sporting contemporary Ferrari 360 Modena mechanicals wrapped in the much-modified skin of a 1960 Rambler wagon, Ferrambo comprises modern power and technology in a striking vintage package. The vehicle reflects the combined talents and “out-of-the-box” thinking of Divers Street Rods, Startup, Wash., and Ferrambo owner Mike Warn, president of Gran Prix Imports, Wilsonville, Ore.

“True to its promise, PPG provided us with the most beautiful and reliable finish possible,” shop owner Tim Divers said. “The PPG Ferrari Rosso Corsa Red color chosen for Ferrambo really delivered.”

Shawn McNally and Jim Lykken executed the flawless PPG finish using Deltron DBC 75259 basecoat over DP74LF sealer, topped with DCU 2002 clearcoat. K38 Prima Primer Surfacer was used throughout the build. The frame was chemically cleaned with DX579 and then conditioned with DX520 before DP90LF sealer and DCC 9300 color were applied. After preparing all the pieces with DX533 and conditioning them with DX503, the engine was fully detailed using DP48LF sealer, Deltron DBC 33897 Fine Silver Metallic coating and DCU 2002. PPG custom painter Paul Stoll supported the Divers crew.

For more about Deltron DBC coatings and the entire line of PPG paint finishes, contact a local PPG distributor or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish Web site at www.ppgrefinish.com. For more about Divers Street Rods, visit www.diversstreetrods.com.

About PPG
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’s sales in 2007 were $11.2 billion. SigmaKalon, a worldwide coatings producer based in Uithoorn, Netherlands, that PPG acquired Jan. 2, 2008, had 2007 sales of $2.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Deltron and Prima are trademarks of PPG Industries.

 

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Contact:
Calvinia Fields
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
cfields@ppg.com
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