PPG exhibiting at V-Twin Expo

Elite painters, radical bikes and dazzling new products to be featured

Jody Perewitz
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 5, 2014 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business will give the motorcycle world plenty to see and enjoy in booth 578 during the 14th annual V-Twin Expo, Feb. 8-9 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. The PPG exhibit will feature motorcycle celebrities, custom bikes and new advanced refinish products that can help amateur and professional painters and builders turn imaginative paint schemes into reality.

The trade show, open exclusively to motorcycle retailers and manufacturers, is sponsored by Easyriders, one of the nation’s most popular biking magazines.

All show attendees are invited to the PPG booth, where two of the custom motorcycle world’s stars, Dave and Jody Perewitz, will greet show visitors Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon. The father-daughter duo will sign autographs and talk about VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom finishes and DELTRON® products—the PPG lines they use most.

Celebrated as the “King of Flames,” Dave Perewitz is one of America’s top motorcycle customizers and well-known for his signature blazing paint schemes. He consistently produces award-winning bikes at Perewitz Cycle Fabrication, his shop in Bridgewater, Mass., and will have a bike on display at the booth. Jody Perewitz has her own respected credentials as a builder and is responsible for designing Perewitz brand merchandise. She’s also a record-setting rider and was the first woman to top 200 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats when she ran a record 203.11 miles per hour in 2011 on a custom American V-Twin bike built by Team J’Witz. She’ll have that bike on hand and be happy to tell visitors all about it.

PPG will also feature its complete line of refinish products, with a special emphasis on DITZLER® Hot Rod Black topcoat and the CRYSTALLANCE™ glass flake collection. Ditzler Hot Rod Black topcoat is part of the popular Vibrance Collection product line. The new topcoat provides a uniform, low-gloss and deep-looking black finish designed to replicate the glory days of street rods and muscle cars. The Crystallance line offers six unique pigments—silver, sapphire, jade, garnet, topaz and opal—that create bright finishes with intense sparkle and flare.

Two additional outstanding motorcycles will show what can be achieved with PPG products. From Bill Steele’s Kustoms in Oakdale, Pa., comes the radical “Honey Bagger” with its one-of-a-kind gleaming gold finish. Steele created the Bagger’s unique look with ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat, ONECHOICE® SX-1071 Etch Prime, ECP15 A-Chromatic Surfacer, ECS25 Sealer and VC5200 Custom Clear from the Vibrance Collection line.

Also on display will be a custom blue, white and silver Harley-Davidson Road King from Steve’s Restorations & Hot Rods in Frankfort, N.Y. Steve Hale’s bike beautifully showcases a multitude of PPG products including Crystallance glass flake, Ditzler BIG FLAKE™ effects, PRIZMATIQUE® pearl, Concept 2002 clearcoat and others. It’s drawing second and third looks wherever it’s seen.

To learn more about Crystallance, Ditzler Hot Rod Black and other popular PPG Automotive Refinish products, come to booth 578, 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 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Big Flake, Bringing innovation to the surface and Crystallance are trademarks and Deltron, Ditzler, Envirobase, OneChoice, Prizmatique and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Cynthia Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish