November 19, 2013 - PPG Automotive Refinish is pleased to announce the approval of its new matte clearcoats D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss by Daimler AG for use on all Daimler matte-finished passenger cars worldwide. The new clearcoats use the unique PPG dual-clear repair process recently validated by MERCEDES-BENZ®.

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November 6, 2013 - Tim Jones, marketing manager of the collision segment for PPG Automotive Refinish, discusses current waterborne adoption rates of shops nationwide, and how the conversion improves paint quality and finish.

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November 8, 2013 - See highlights about the VIBRANCE COLLECTION® and hear from Jennifer Boros, solventborne collision segment manager for PPG Automotive Refinish and Bill Steele from Steele Kustoms.

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November 5, 2013 – The Limited Edition VIBRANCE COLLECTION® Metal Sign is now available through online ordering.

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November 5, 2013 - The award winning colors and unique formulations were created by Charley Hutton and showcase his three time Ridler winning automotive finishes plus his other standout rides.  The collection is intended to inspire other custom builders, painters and enthusiasts and open the door to amazing design potential. 

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November 3, 2013 - Jody Perewitz set the bar when it comes to hot bikes and blazing speed, setting the record as the first woman to go over 200mph on an American-make V-Twin at the Bub Motorcycle Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats. In this video she and her dad, legendary builder and King of Flames, Dave Perewitz, talk about her experience, her bike, and the pink and purple paint scheme done with PPG finishes.

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October 29, 2013 – PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced an updated and improved version of the COLORMOBILE® software application. Designed for smartphones and tablets, the new application allows quick and easy mobile retrieval of the most up-to-date PPG color information.

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October 24, 2013 – PPG will introduce the Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The collection is a spectrum of exclusive automotive colors created by Hutton, a three-time winner of the prestigious Ridler Award

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October 23, 2013 – Visitors to this year’s SEMA show—November 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center—will have plenty of good reasons to head over to the PPG exhibit in booth 24501.

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October 22, 2013 – PPG has teamed with Mitchell International, Inc., to offer a comprehensive, integrated repair management system to collision centers across the United States and Canada. The system combines PPG’s PAINTMANAGER® software with Mitchell’s REPAIRCENTER™ ToolStore program.

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October 15, 2013 – The VIBRANCE COLLECTION® recently had a makeover to emulate the high quality, unique works of art created by the artists using the products. Read on to check out what has been changed.

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October 9, 2013 – PPG Commercial Coatings has launched AUE-370YL, a key addition to its family of CPC/LIC high-hiding yellow resin bases. AUE-370YL is a yellow tint base intended to provide increased hiding at lower-dry film builds for select industrial colors.

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October 8, 2013 – For the third straight year, PPG has been named the official paint sponsor of FenderBender Live, FenderBender magazine’s one-stop website for the best coverage of the NACE and SEMA shows.

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September 27, 2013 – PPG Commercial Coatings will be exhibiting at this year’s International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), October 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, bringing its expertise in coating solutions to show exhibitors and attendees.

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August 28, 2013 – Competing against vehicles from across the country, two Ohio residents saw their cars take the highly coveted "PPG Dream Car" award at the 16th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals held July 12-14 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The cars were a 1964 Impala Sport Coupe and a 1964 Pontiac GTO owned respectively by David Llanes of Sheffield Village and Barry Penfound of Elyria.

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August 8, 2013 - Due to the popularity of Mayabb's DELTRON® poster we released last year, he designed one especially for the Commercial Coatings division. This colorful poster features a variety of vehicles that are typically painted with commercial products.

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August 1, 2013 - Looking for a gift for the wife? Well, PPG customer, Chris Wirgau, has set the bar pretty high with this rebuild/refinish.

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July 30, 2013 – PPG Automotive Refinish has announced that 5,000 subscribers of the PAINTMANAGER® software color retrieval and management program have chosen to use the Internet instead of traditional CD releases to update their systems. The announcement of the milestone achievement was made by Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director.

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June 25, 2013 – PPG Automotive Refinish has added DITZLER® Hot Rod Black topcoat to its popular VIBRANCE COLLECTION® product line. The new PPG topcoat provides a uniform, low gloss and deep-looking black finish designed to replicate the glory days of street rods and muscle cars.

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May 15, 2013 – Delta Manufacturing, Inc., a Newport, Arkansas-based maker of steel trailers, has selected PPG Commercial Coatings as its paint supplier. The announcement was made by Delta vice president Les Eaves at the company’s headquarters.

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Use of PPG Waterborne Products in National Rule Areas Exceeds Use in Low-VOC Compliant Regions

May 7, 2013 – More collision centers in the National Rule areas of North America are now using PPG Automotive Refinish waterborne products than in low-VOC regulated areas.

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April 30, 2013 – PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced Paint It for the NEXA AUTOCOLOR® brand. Paint It is the fast, reliable tool that collision centers can use to identify the right color for vehicle repair.

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April 2, 2013 – “Checkered Past,” an awe-inspiring 1940 Ford coupe featuring a dazzling red PPG paint finish by Charley Hutton has won the 2013 Ridler Award, one of the custom car world’s most coveted honors. The announcement was made at the 61st annual Detroit Autorama held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit.

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March 27, 2013 – Gipe Automotive, Inc., has been named the PPG 2012 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The announcement was made by Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, during the awards banquet at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held February 14-17, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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March 14, 2013 – A special recognition dinner is planned for March 19, in Orlando, Florida, to honor Toyota of Orlando as the recipient of the 2012 Toyota Certified Collision Center Triple Crown Award.

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