PPG Commercial Coatings recently launched Delfleet Essential Basecoat, a 3.5 VOC basecoat intended for value-conscious fleet refinishers, OEMs, and collision centres aiming for greater productivity, more efficiency, and ease of use. The basecoat is recommended for overall colour repair, refurbishing, and when striping is required.
“We are happy to offer Delfleet Essential Basecoat to our customers,” said Gillian Clarke, product manager, commercial coatings. “We wanted this basecoat to be just as easy to use as a single-stage topcoat—and it is; very little training time is needed. It’s also durable and has an attractive price point.”
Delfleet Essential Basecoat provides enhanced durability: When used with ESC621 clearcoat, a three-year warranty is offered. In addition, the new basecoat features faster dry speeds than single-stage topcoats to help shops increase productivity and efficiency. The fast dry times make it ideal for two-tone jobs or striping. Since the basecoat is mixed from the same colour formula as the single-stage, lower shop inventory is possible.
The new basecoat also expands the product line’s colour palette. Delfleet Essential now has pearl colour capability as a basecoat – which must be clearcoated with ESC621 – along with solids and metallic colours.
To keep the Delfleet Essential line efficient and to keep mixing easy, both the new basecoat and single-stage topcoats can be mixed from the same ESSS color formula. The ESSS color is mixed with a new basecoat converter and new hardener. The decision to mix a colour as a single-stage or basecoat is made when the paint technician is ready to spray.
To learn more about the new Delfleet Essential Basecoat and other PPG products, call (888) 310-4762 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.