PPG revs up for 2013 V-Twin Expo

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2013 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business will welcome the motorcycle world with celebrities, custom bikes, new paint products and much more in booth 769 at the 13th annual V-Twin Expo, Feb. 2-3, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. The trade show, open to motorcycle retailers and manufacturers, is sponsored by Easyriders, one of the nation’s most popular biking magazines.

PPG is teaming with Dave and Jody Perewitz for the show. The father-daughter duo, two of the custom motorcycle world’s best-known members, will display their bikes at the PPG booth and appear there Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon, greeting fans, signing autographs and talking about VIBRANCE COLLECTION(R) custom finishes and DELTRON(R) products by PPG.

Dave Perewitz, dubbed the “King of Flames” for his flame paint schemes, is recognized as one of America’s top motorcycle builders and customizers. A PPG-product devotee, Perewitz consistently produces unique, award-winning bikes at Perewitz Cycle Fabrication, his shop in Bridgewater, Mass.

Jody Perewitz builds custom bikes, designs Perewitz brand merchandise, and is just as comfortable riding a bike as she is building or painting one. In 2011, Jody ran a record 203.11 miles per hour stretch at the Bonneville Salt Flats on a custom American V-Twin bike built by Team J’Witz.

One unique motorcycle in the PPG booth will be a 2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide owned by Jon Fox of Trenton, Ohio, and painted by Jim Boitnott of Boitnott’s Customs in Fairfield, Ohio. The bike's striking design scheme was created with Deltron DBC Basecoat and DC3000 High Velocity Clearcoat, along with Vibrance Collection finishes in Liquid Crystal O-So-Orange and Silver Star colors with RADIANCE(R) II Candy orange and blue tints.

PPG will highlight products such as Deltron DPLV 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound)-compliant epoxy primers, DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear, new GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM(R) reduced-gloss clearcoats in D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss, and DITZLER(R) BIG FLAKE(TM) products including seven recently-launched brilliant new flakes. PPG representatives will be in the booth to provide complete product information.

PPG also will feature works painted by the industry’s elite automotive artists as well as a speed-shape display showing various Vibrance Collection custom finishes.

For more information about PPG Automotive Refinish, stop by booth 769, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface and Big Flake are trademarks and Deltron, Ditzler, Global Refinish System and logo, Radiance and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish