Did you know that more than 50% of our color variants are generated through car parts collected by our refinish sales team with the help of distributors and shops?

That’s right, these metal OE car part samples, received from distributors and shops, are a critical part of our extensive color variants database. Each car part submitted is compared to the OE standard, recorded, and stored for reference. If, during the review process, it is determined that the color varies sufficiently from the OE standard, a new variant color formula is developed and chipped. The chips are then distributed in our Variant Deck updates 3 times per year. So before you throw away that painted part – check the color against our target Car Part List (see attachment). Newer model years, two years or younger, are accepted (metal parts only!).

Collecting additional information on car colors and their variations is a key element to providing confident and reliable color matching, day in and day out. Contact your Territory Manager for more details on how to become a valuable part of this program!

Check out the 2015 Car Parts List Here


Get the jump on spot repairs!

Did you know you can spot prime in just 2 minutes? You can with the new ONECHOICE® SUA1080 UV Primer! After prepping a 6-8 inch area for priming, apply multiple wet coats to the area (do not spray to hiding!) then turn on the PPG recommended UV lamp. 2 minutes later, the primer will be completely cured! Clean the primed surface with SU1081 UV Primer Post Wipe to remove any of the post cure residue and the spot repair is ready for final sanding. It’s just that quick!

Once you’re done, turn the UV Primer can upside down and clean out the nozzle by depressing the tip and spraying out propellant. This short blast will ensure your aerosol will be ready for use the next time you need it.

So if you’re looking to save some time and speed up your spot repair process, try the new OneChoice SUA1080 UV primer. Check out the attached the links for the product data sheet and sales flyer below. 

SUA1080UV Primer Product Data Sheet
SUA1080UV Sales Flyer