Valspar Automotive recently launched the new 8-245 Direct to Metal Primer Surfacer during the Collision Repair Expo held last month at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
DeBeer Refinish 8-245 HS Direct to Metal Primer Surfacer is a two component, high solids, isocyanate-free, multi-use direct-to metal primer surfacer. Valspar says it has been designed to provide the highest performance in productivity, versatility, adhesion, durability, moisture and corrosion resistance. 8-245 HS Direct to Metal Primer Surfacer has “superior” sanding and sealing characteristics and may be used both as a high build sanding surfacer and as a wet-on-wet non-sanding primer.
Universal, Multi-Substrate Primer Technology
8-245 HS Direct to Metal Primer Surfacer is designed for application direct to a vast number of substrates. This feature provides significant benefits for body shops resulting in both labour and material savings. Multi substrate repairs can be primed with the one product cutting down on the number of process steps required for repairs.
8-245 Direct to Metal (DTM) Primer can be applied to suitably-prepared mild steel, aluminium, galvanised steel, fibreglass, sheet moulding composite (SMC), unsanded e-Coat and existing OEM finishes.
8-245 HS Direct to Metal Primer Surfacer is not only a high build sanding surfacer, but it can also be used as a high productivity wet-on-wet system. Other features including the following:
High Build Primer
The unique curing mechanism of 8-245 HS Direct to Metal Primer Surfacer allows the user to sand the primed surface in less than 90 minutes at 20°C, reducing the cycle time for priming and sanding processes, meaning increased productivity in the body shop. This feature may also reduce energy consumption as the need for baking is minimised.
Valspar says the wet-on-wet capabilities of 8-245 HS Direct to Metal Primer Surfacer are also designed to impress. With only a 12 minute flash off time, jobs can be primed and basecoated in minimal time. Compared to traditional processes, wet-on-wet finishing reduces downtime, allowing better spray booth utilisation and reducing cycle times.
Time and Material Savings
The use of a traditional wash / etch primer for corrosion protection as an initial priming step is no longer required with 8-245 HS Direct to Metal Primer Surfacer. This saves time in preparation, mixing, application and clean-up.
Fewer primers are required by the body shop, resulting in reduced inventory holding and less product wastage when swapping between substrates.
8-245 HS Direct to Metal Primer Surfacer is designed to reduce job times – a key requirement for highly time-sensitive body shops. Productivity savings include:
• Reduced mixing and wastage of primers as one primer may be used for many substrates
• No sanding required for new e-Coat panels
• Fast drying. Dry to sand in only 90 minutes at 20°C
• Wet-on-wet finishing with a short 12 minute flash off time
To find out more about DeBeer Refinish 8-245 HS Direct to Metal Primer Surfacer, contact your local DeBeer Refinish distributor or call Valspar Automotive on (02) 4368 4054.