Spies Hecker has introduced Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC, a basecoat formulation that represents advanced waterborne technology. Featuring a paint chemistry that allows water and pigment to work together, Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC gives refinish technicians greater control under varying conditions. With a high pigment ratio Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC delivers exceptional coverage in only 1.5 coats without losing the ability to adjust color. Based on internal application testing, shops can expect to save up to 31 percent in material consumption versus shops using competitors’ systems. The unique resin architecture of this new-generation finish helps keep time in the booth to a minimum because there is no need to flash between coats and surfaces harden to touch and tape in minutes. Based on internal testing, shops can anticipate their process time being up to 56 percent faster versus shops using competitors’ systems. The special pigments in Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC allow body shops to create several thousand new colors, variants, and special shades. Additionally, to help refinish technicians achieve the perfect color match, Spies Hecker offers the most advanced visual and digital color matching tools available, including the largest fan decks in the industry. Organized in chromatic order by manufacturer, these fan decks are produced using Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC.