PPG has received approval from Ford Motor Company for use of its advanced clearcoat products for warranty repairs on all Ford vehicles. The approval was announced jointly by Kevin Loop, PPG OEM business development manager and Gerry Bonanni, Ford senior engineer, paint and body repair.
PPG clearcoats approved by Ford include Deltron DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clearcoat, Nexa Autocolor P190-6800 HS Express Clearcoat and Envirobase High Performance EC800 Ultra Fast 2.1 Clearcoat.
“These products have all met the demanding quality and performance standards we have in place,” said Bonanni. “Before we give an okay to any product, we subject it to extensive testing to be certain it performs not just in controlled laboratory environments but also in the real world. These three PPG clearcoats have met the criteria, and we are satisfied they will provide the excellent finish Ford vehicles require and dealers and customers expect.”
P190-6800 HS Express Clearcoat is a 2.1 VOC air-dry compliant clearcoat designed for use with the PPG Aquabase Plus waterborne refinish system.
EC800 Ultra Fast 2.1 Clearcoat is part of the PPG Envirobase High Performance waterborne system and is also a 2.1 VOC air-dry clearcoat.
Delton DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clearcoat is a versatile clearcoat suitable for use with the Deltron DBC, Global Refinish System and Envirobase High Performance basecoats.
All three clearcoats dry quickly, do not require flash time between coats or baking in a paint booth and can be polished within approximately 30 minutes, delivering outstanding gloss, appearance and durability., according to the company. With their reduced cycle times, the clearcoats can improve productivity, increase efficiency and cut energy costs with no sacrifice in final finish quality.