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Water Borne Environmentally Friendly Clear Coat Automotive Paint Hits the Market

Published on October 7, 2008 at 9:44 PM

Two Kansas companies, Premier Paint 2000, Inc. & C3 Technology, LLC., along with Tech Line Coatings, Inc. in California are proud to introduce the first water-borne clear coat on the automotive paint market. This technology breakthrough is years ahead of the competition and exceeds EPA standards.

California and Canada's new environmental policies have pushed companies to create products that match or exceed new regulations. In both, California and Canada, auto shops are facing strict changes to VOC (volatile organic compounds) emission rules by the end of this year. South Coast California Air Quality District (AQMD) now requires that multi-stage clear coats have a 250g/L (2.1 lb./gal.) VOC emissions rating or better. AQMD, Rule 1151 (http://aqmd.gov/rules/reg/reg11/r1151.pdf) went into effect July 01, 2008, with complete conversion expected by December 31, 2008. Canada's new regulation matches California's, but won't be required until 2010. Single-stage clear coats will require 340 g/L (2.8 lb./gal.) emission rating in California, 420 g/L (3.5 lb./gal.) in Canada. WBCC falls into the single application category of 1.2 lb./gal. VOC, well below EPA, California and Canada's standards!

Water-borne paint is the best environmental option on the market. Several paint manufacturers anticipated the change well over a decade ago and have technology, equipment and training available for auto shops in transition when it comes to toner, but none of these companies thought to produce one of the most important steps in painting a vehicle, the clear coat. It's what makes a Corvette or a Ford F150 shine the brightest.

Premier Paint 2000 owner, Rick Wray, did predict the need and the change. While automotive paint leaders are in the beginning phases of development and are years away from a product, the group is in its final testing period for WBCC, Tomorrow's Technology TODAY! The expected release date for WBCC is January 2009.

Testing proves WBCC is durable to environmental stresses, is compatible with all water-borne and solvent-based paints, and provides a shine that matches or exceeds current market standards. A very important feature of WBCC is the absence of any isocyanates, a chemical that has been proven to cause medical conditions from asthma to cancer.

Premier Paint 2000(R), Inc. revolutionized chip and scratch repair when it opened its doors eight years ago. It's the leader in providing quality repair with a guarantee its competitors can't match. Owners and operators have a love for cars and an appreciation for their potential value. They've spent over 50 years of combined service in the automotive industry. The only problem that wore on them was the lack of a quality paint used to repair minor wear and tear damage to a vehicle. Rick Wray spent a year and half creating his paint and repair system that is now sold around the world. Premier Paint 2000(R) offers business opportunities to individuals and existing businesses wanting to use the best technology has to offer.

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