Speed Repair System for Minor Damage

When Should You De-trim the Vehicle for Minor Repairs?

Always de-trim when it makes sense for the job at hand. The main point of this video is to show that using these fast curing, high productivity coatings to repair very minor damage can be an effective way to provide an additional valuable service to a customer that has brought their car in for more involved collision repairs.

The kind of damage we’re addressing are minor scrapes, scratches or small dings that a customer can opt to pay for at a reasonable cost since the car is already in the shop. The damage can easily be identified during a walk around with a customer when the initial estimate is being reviewed with the vehicle owner. It was not necessary to pull the bumper and headlight for this repair as there was a small gap that the technician could mask for the repair. If no such gap exists, de-trimming is the best and only option. De-trimming may increase the cost to a point where the customer sees no benefit in having the repairs completed, resulting in lost additional repairs and income for the shop.


About the Deltron® Speed Prime Repair System for Minor Damage Video

The Deltron® Speed Prime Repair System for Minor Damage is designed to help collision shops add revenue by offering fast, economical repair of scratches, dings and small dents, as well as dimples resulting from hailstorms.

To assist collision shops in implementing the repair process as an added service to customers, PPG has produced a short, step-by-step video tutorial on the Deltron Speed Prime Repair System for Minor Damage. Watch the video to learn more.


Deltron® Speed Prime Repair Process and Recommended Products

“Repairing minor damage like small scratches or dents is often overlooked as a source of ‘plus’ business when a customer brings in a vehicle with major damage,” says Steve Lehner, PPG product manager, premium solvent brands. “As a fast, air-dry process, this Deltron® repair system makes these types of repair much more viable. Plus, as an alternative to paintless dent repair, it gives collision shops the opportunity to go after the business from leased car owners seeking to fix these minor blemishes before turning in their vehicles.”

PPG’s DPS3105 V-Prime® Urethane Surfacer is the foundation of this fast repair process. DPS3105 features dry-to-sand times as little as 30 minutes and a high film build of 2.0 to 2.5 dry mils per coat. The primer is rollable, can be wet-sanded, and according to Lehner, 2K® urethane surfacers like DPS3105 offer much better durability and holdout over sprayable polyester surfacers. DPS3105 dries to a gloss-like finish, so it also offers the benefits of a built-in guide coat.

Deltron® DBC basecoat is the recommended topcoat for the speed prime repair system. DBC color can be applied directly to the urethane surfacer and only requires 15 minutes to air dry. In some cases painters may choose to apply DBC 500 color blender as a “wet bed” before applying the basecoat.

The third component of the speed repair system for minor damage is PPG’s DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clearcoat. DC2000 requires no flash between coats and air dries, ready to polish, in just 25 to 30 minutes.