SE Michigan Dealership's Collision Center Converts to Waterborne Coatings
Fresard of Ferndale, a Detroit-area automotive dealership and collision repair facility, transitioned its shop to waterborne basecoat from solvent-based systems in anticipation of new air quality regulations. The collision shop is now using the AWX Waterborne Basecoat System from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes implemented AWX, a waterborne basecoat system that utilizes a proprietary resin technology that allows it to behave like the solvent borne systems of today. AWX was designed to be an easy-to-use, high-quality color coating that provides excellent color match and offers up to a 96% decrease in VOC emissions compared to other solvent-borne coatings.