PPG Industries' industrial coatings business has expanded the range of applications for Durabull heavy-duty protective coatings in the automotive parts and accessories market. Formulated from an aliphatic polyurea technology, DuraBull coatings protect vehicles and their exterior components from road debris, stone chips, chemicals and other abrasive materials. They also provide excellent UV (ultraviolet) resistance.
For passenger vehicles such as pick-up trucks and SUVs, typical applications are running boards, tow hooks, vehicle steps, tool chests and storage cabinets. DuraBull coatings are suitable for parts of any vehicle that are regularly subjected to high levels of road debris. Additional applications include components on dump and utility service trucks, fire and emergency trucks, trailers, flatbed trailers and other heavy-duty vehicles. The coatings also can be used on boats and watercraft.
DuraBull coatings create a highly durable finished surface and are available in an array of colors to complement interior and exterior automotive paints, with the most common colors being black and gray. According to the company, they have excellent impact and crack resistance, and they provide an appearance and texture similar to Durabull bedliner coatings by PPG.