STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – February 26, 2014 – PPG Commercial Coatings today announced an agreement with Van Nay, LLC, to expand the line of Van Nay’s ECK® corrosion prevention products it distributes. PPG will now offer a full line of ECK products including quart and aerosol versions along with the squeeze tubes it has been distributing.

“We are pleased to add the quart and aerosol products to our already successful ECK squeeze tubes,” said J. J. Wirth, PPG commercial brand manager, fleet segments, USCA. “ECK is a very effective safeguard against corrosion. By providing a full line of ECK products to PPG customers, I believe we will enhance their success with additional options to prevent corrosion.”

ECK (Electrolysis Corrosion Kontrol), developed by Van Nay, is a patented compound that provides a cost-effective way to avoid expensive repairs caused by dissimilar metal corrosion. Aluminum products assembled with stainless steel fasteners are naturally corrosive. Applying the zinc-rich ECK coating prevents the electrolytic reaction. By forming a long-lasting, moisture-resistant barrier between dissimilar metals, ECK outperforms traditional methods of corrosion prevention such as the use of silicone-based products and plastic insulating tape applications. ECK can also be used to prevent bolts and fasteners from galling and seizing. ECK is ideal for heavy-duty truck bodies, military vehicles, trailers, agricultural and construction equipment and a variety of other metallic applications.

“Our working relationship with PPG Commercial Coatings has been outstanding,” says Richard Nay Sr., Van Nay president. “We look forward to our combined resources bringing a value-added solution to corrosion prevention.”

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.


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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – February 5, 2014 – PPG Automotive Refinish will give the motorcycle world plenty to look at and enjoy in booth 578 during the 14th annual V-Twin Expo, February 8-9, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. The PPG exhibit will feature motorcycle celebrities, custom bikes and new advanced refinish products that can help amateur and professional painters and builders turn imaginative paint schemes into reality.

The trade show, open exclusively to motorcycle retailers and manufacturers, is sponsored by Easyriders, one of the nation’s most popular biking magazines.

All show attendees are invited to the PPG booth where PPG has arranged for two of the custom motorcycle world’s stars, Dave and Jody Perewitz, to greet show visitors. The father-daughter duo will appear at the PPG booth Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon signing autographs and talking about the VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom finishes and DELTRON® products—the PPG lines they use most.

Celebrated as the “King of Flames,” Dave Perewitz is one of America’s top motorcycle customizers and well known as for his signature blazing paint schemes. He consistently produces award-winning bikes at Perewitz Cycle Fabrication, his shop in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and will have a bike on display at the booth. Jody Perewitz has her own respected credentials as a builder and is responsible for designing Perewitz brand merchandise. She’s also a record-setting rider and was the first woman to top 200 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats when she ran a record 203.11 miles per hour in 2011on a custom American V-Twin bike built by Team J’Witz. She’ll have that bike on hand and be happy to tell visitors all about it.

PPG will also feature its complete line of refinish products with a special emphasis on DITZLER® Hot Rod Black topcoat and the CRYSTALLANCE™ glass flake collection. Ditzler Hot Rod Black topcoat is part of the popular Vibrance Collection product line. The new topcoat provides a uniform, low gloss and deep-looking black finish designed to replicate the glory days of street rods and muscle cars. The Crystallance line offers six unique pigments—silver, sapphire, jade, garnet, topaz and opal—that create bright finishes with intense sparkle and flare.

Two additional outstanding motorcycles will show what can be achieved with PPG products. From Bill Steele’s Kustoms in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, comes the radical “Honey Bagger” with its one-of-a-kind gleaming gold finish. Steele created the Bagger’s unique look with ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat, ONECHOICE® SX-1071 Etch Prime, ECP15 A-Chromatic Surfacer, ECS25 Sealer and VC5200 Custom Clear from the PPG Vibrance Collection.

Also on display will be a custom blue, white and silver Harley Davidson Road King from Steve’s Restorations & Hot Rods in Frankfort, New York. Steve Hale’s bike showcases a multitude of PPG products beautifully including Crystallance, Ditzler BIG FLAKE™, PRIZMATIQUE® pearl, Concept 2002 clearcoat and others. It’s drawing second and third looks wherever it’s seen.

To learn more about Crystallance, Ditzler Hot Rod Black and other popular PPG Automotive Refinish products, come to booth 578, call 800-647-6050 or visit

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