Q: Why do some variants have an "X number" designation? What does the X factor stand for?

A: The paint technician can manage and track Special field formulas with similar variant descriptors by using the X factor designation. The X factor is a unique identifier given to field variants. In the case where there are several "lighter" or "coarser" formulas for the same color record, each individual coarser variant is given a unique identifier. Painters can choose and register the X factor number for future reference. The X factor designation will stay with that formula if it is elevated to a variant code and enters the chipping process.

Summer is quickly approaching and with that brings higher temperatures and humidity. If you are spraying ENVIROBASE® High Performance or AQUABASE® Plus waterborne basecoat, you can take steps to adjust your spray techniques to improve your application in these changing conditions. Adjusting viscosity and/or changing fluid tips will help the basecoat dry quicker and even improve blending. The attached technical bulletins contain tips to help you maintain the high level of productivity expected when spraying Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus waterborne basecoat systems in extreme environmental conditions.

EHPTT Applications in Extreme Conditions
ABPTT Applications in Extreme Conditions