Spies Hecker Celebrates 20 Years of Waterborne Auto Paint

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Permahyd Basecoat 280/285 Marks Two Decades of Waterborne Paint Technology

Spies Heckes celebrates two decades of waterborne car paint

You may have noticed a change in your Permahyd Basecoat cans this year. German auto paint giant Spies Hecker is celebrating the twenty-year anniversary of their original waterborne automotive paint. Launched in 1994, Permahyd was one of the first complete, fully VOC-compliant paint systems on the market.

20 years later, the original Permahyd Basecoat 280/285, along with the Permahyd Hi-TEC Basecoat 480, remain the most popular and widely-used paints in the Spies Hecker catalog.

“In 1994, [Permahyd’s] efficient application and good performance were ahead of its time,” says Spies Hecker Brand Manager Joachim Hinz. He says the Permahyd Basecoats were considered “a revolution for the refinish market.”

To commemorate two decades of this landmark achievement in auto paint technology, Spies Hecker has rolled out a special 20th Anniversary logo for their Permahyd products, along with a new pale blue color scheme on the paint can labels. Nothing’s changed with the product inside, it’s still the same time-tested, VOC-compliant auto paint for which Spies Hecker is famous.

Accurate Auto Paint Matching and Application

Today, Permahyd Basecoats are available in more than 53,000 color formulas, meaning there is a match available for virtually all OEM and custom paint finishes. Spies Hecker unveiled their new Phoenix online color matching software at the Automechanika trade fair in Frankfurt this past September. Phoenix works in conjunction with other color matching tools to ensure the best possible color match for auto paint refinishers.

Permahyd remains one of the most efficient waterborne paints for automotive painters. Permahyd Basecoat 280/285 can be applied wet-on-wet in only 1.5 spray passes. Energy and time efficiency are the hallmark of this environmentally- and budget-friendly auto paint system.

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Auto refinishers have found the best depth and gloss levels are achieved when Permahyd Basecoat 280/285 is combined with any of Spies Hecker’s Permasolid HS clearcoats.

Auto Paint & Supply is Your Spies Hecker Waterborne Paint Authority

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More and more, Wisconsin auto body shops are making the switch to waterborne paints voluntarily, not just to remain VOC compliant under National Rule. Even if you haven’t made the switch yet, Auto Paint & Supply makes it easy.

Contact your neighborhood Wisconsin Auto Paint & Supply store in Waukesha, Walworth, Racine or Middleton, or order car paint online to get the best Spies Hecker waterborne automotive paint products delivered to your body shop anywhere in the country.

Auto Paint & Supply is also Wisconsin’s leading body shop equipment dealer, with everything your collision or repainting center will need to make any car look better than the day it rolled out of the factory.

When you need auto paint supplies and service from the professionals who know them best, call Auto Paint & Supply in Waukesha, Walworth, Racine or Middleton, WI, and serving body shops nationwide.

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