GM approves PPG D8152 clearcoat and DLV800X surfacers for warranty repairsSTRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 16, 2008 –
General Motors has approved PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business’s new D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and the DLV800X series of achromatic primer surfacers for worldwide use in warranty refinish repairs.
The two products, part of the PPG Global Refinish System
, meet GM’s demanding Specification GMW15406 quality standard and join many other GM-approved coatings from the PPG and NEXA Autocolor
paint lines, including Deltron
coatings and the new waterborne technology of Envirobase
High Performance and Aquabase
“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 vehicle finish.”
D8152 is designed for use over PPG Global Refinish System
BC and Envirobase
High Performance basecoats, and it is the perfect complement to D8150 PPG Global Refinish System
Performance Clearcoat. This clear was developed to provide exceptional gloss, easy application, easy buffing and exceptional holdout. It is recommended for luxury cars and projects that demand a high-gloss finish.
The DLV800X series consists of three premium-level achromatic surfacers – white, black and gray – that can be mixed to achieve a desired gray tone. These surfacers offer excellent adhesion, film build, surface leveling and gloss holdout over a wide range of substrates.
Loop said, “We have a longstanding, solid relationship with GM. They know the quality and value of our products. We’re happy to have them count on us.”
For more information about PPG products, call 800-982-9518 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish Web site at www.ppgrefinish.com
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
.Aquabase, Deltron, Envirobase, PPG Global Refinish System and NEXA Autocolor are trademarks of PPG Industries.
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