PPG Automotive Refinish has augmented its SHOP-LINE® brand with the addition of JC830 Production Clear, a 2.1 VOC clearcoat developed for value-minded collision centers for use on spot and panel repairs.

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October 6, 2014 - PPG Automotive Refinish has enhanced its OMNI L V product line with the introduction of MC2910 EUROPLUS Multi-Panel Clearcoat. MC2910 is a 2.1 VOC clearcoat ideally suited for multiple panels and large repairs and has been engineered to economically provide an exceptional gloss finish.

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October 3, 2014 - The PPG Automotive Refinish SHOP-LINE® brand has added JC7100 European Multi-Panel Clearcoat to its product line. The new 2.1 VOC clearcoat—designed for large repairs—has been developed specifically to provide cost-conscious collision centers with the ability to efficiently deliver an impressive gloss finish. 

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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 2, 2014 – PPG has now converted more than 10,000 collision centers in the United States and Canada to its waterborne systems, with the majority of these conversions taking place in National Rule areas rather than in low-VOC compliant regions. The announcement was made by PPG waterborne segment manager Tim Jones.

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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 1, 2014 – PPG Automotive Refinish has created new global branding for its popular ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne product line. 

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September 30, 2014 – PPG has again been designated as the exclusive paint sponsor of FenderBender Live, FenderBender magazine’s website for coverage of the 2014 NACE and SEMA Show events.

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To round out the muscle car series of American Original posters and to celebrate the 50th anniversary coming up in 2015, we have this awesome poster of a classic 1965 Mustang in Raven Black.

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PPG Automotive Refinish has launched P190-6930 Performance Clearcoat. The new 2.1 clearcoat is intended specifically for use with PPG’s waterborne AQUABASE® Plus basecoat. It is designed for high-production collision centers and provides excellent throughput and impressive gloss retention.

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Chris Springer – PPG Refinish Marketing Applications Specialist demonstrates how to perform a proper repair on some of today’s highly chromatic, translucent colors and finishes. Utilizing PPG’s easy to follow process of determining the correct spectral grey (g-shade) groundcoat to optimize repair process time, invisibility and most importantly, color match. This shows how these colors can be repaired without adding any additional steps/time to a shops “standard” repair.

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Three colorful cars took PPG’s popular “Best Use of Color” awards at the 45th annual National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Nationals Plus held July 31–August 3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

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Two exceptional Chevrolets were honored with the PPG Dream Car awards at the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, July 11-13. The two winners, a 1969 Chevy Camaro owned by Angelo Vespi of St. Augustine, Florida, and a 1951 Chevy woody wagon owned by Terry Henley of Birmingham, Alabama, dazzled the crowds and drew raves for their colorful style and finishes.

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August 26, 2014 – PPG Automotive Refinish showed its continuing support for Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) as it teamed with the national charity’s New Hampshire chapter for its annual Track Walk fundraiser during a recent NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

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PPG Automotive Refinish has expanded its OMNI™ PLUS product offerings with the addition of MC2800 EUROPLUS™ Speed Clear, a 4.2 VOC high solids clearcoat that addresses the performance and value priorities of the cost-conscious collision center. The new clearcoat is designed to provide excellent gloss and appearance while meeting National Rule requirements. In addition, MC2800 EuroPlus Speed Clear offers fast cycle times including a short 15-minute bake option and the ability to air-dry and buff the same day.

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PPG Automotive Refinish has added JC6800 HS European Speed Clear, a 4.2 VOC high solids clearcoat, to its efficient SHOP-LINE® brand of products. JC6800 HS European Speed Clear is designed for optimum performance on spot and panel automotive repairs. With a fast 15-minute bake time, the new clearcoat offers exceptional throughput along with the option to air-dry and buff the same day.

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Two years ago, Jessica Crowley competed at the SkillsUSA Championships, finishing in the bronze position. Today she is one of our commercial territory managers, and returns to the championship floor—this time as a judge. In this video interview with Collision Hub, she tells a little bit of her story and gives career advice to the students.

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PPG Automotive Refinish has released an enhanced version of its PAINTMANAGER® program specific to the RAPIDMATCH™ X-5 spectrophotometer and software workflow. The new RapidMatch software—with an improved color formula retrieval workflow process—is designed to increase speed, productivity and formula match accuracy. Combined with PPG’s advanced RapidMatch X-5 spectrophotometer, the software uses sophisticated algorithms to join match rating with a new texture indicator. This, along with other innovative features, produces a heightened level of color characterization and formula precision.

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Check out this screaming classic!

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May 20, 2014 – PPG Commercial Coatings has released MBE-200 2.1 VOC Epoxy Primer, a major addition to its line of premium CPC products. MBE-200 Epoxy Primer is a heavy-metals-free primer intended to perform in situations where medium film build requirements are appropriate.

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May 6, 2014 – Competing against some of the world’s most amazing custom cars, “The Black Pearl”—a ground-up creation from James Hetfield and Rick Dore, painted by Darryl Hollenbeck—won the 2014 Mother’s Custom of the Year Award at the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association 32nd All American Get-Together held March 29-30 in Pleasanton, California.

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April 24, 2014 – PPG Industries’ automotive refinish business is pleased to announce it will continue its long-standing support of Team Penske in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series. 

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April 2, 2014 – PPG Automotive Refinish’s PAINTMANAGER® software is a network-capable color management system designed to help managers and technicians manage the quality, productivity and profitability of their refinish paint mixing operations. Now more effective than ever, PaintManager software uses Internet connectivity to combine the accuracy and efficiency of computerized color formula retrieval with comprehensive reporting and tracking features.  

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Only one thing lasts longer than our coatings. Our commitment to you. As the world leader in coatings our long-term commitment to our customers is reflected in the numbers. Check out the PPG Refinish Leadership video.

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March 18, 2014 – PPG Commercial Coatings and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) have named ATC Trailers, Inc., of Nappanee, Indiana, a manufacturer of custom-built, precision trailers, as the recipient of the fourth annual Green Manufacturing Award. The honor was presented at NATM’s 26th annual Convention and Trade Show, which was held in Las Vegas February 26-28. The competitive award recognizes the NATM member with the year’s best solution or innovation that positively affects the environment. Lucas Landis, ATC marketing director, accepted the prize on behalf of company CEO and founder Steve Brenneman.

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March 13, 2014 – PPG Automotive Refinish has recognized Colors Edge, Inc., as its 2014 Platinum Distributor of the Year. Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, announced the honor at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held February 20-23 in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Colors Edge president Darren DeWitt accepted the award on behalf of the Colors Edge team.

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March 11, 2014 “Blue Baller,” a retro-styled motorcycle constructed by celebrated motorcycle builder Bill Steele took 2014 Bike of the Year honors at the Easyriders Grand National Invitational Finals held February 8-9 in Columbus, Ohio. The unique bike features a shovelhead motor, plenty of gleaming chrome and a stunning PPG silver-flake and candy-blue finish.

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