The long-running PPG Cobra refinish system is being phased out of Australia. PPG says Cobra was launched in Australia 1991 through a series of spectacular launch events across the region and hailed as a world-class refinish system.
According to PPG, the Australian development team based at the company’s Clayton headquarters put in three years of intensive research, formulating a new generation basecoat system at the time that would give local repairers the capability to reproduce new OEM colours and finishes.
PPG said the market response exceeded expectations. After estimating that around 150 collision repairers would convert to Cobra in the first year, the tally hit more than 700 in just three months. With strong colour capability, ease of use and a quality finish, PPG said Cobra cemented its place as a market leader. Since then, a series of updates over the years have kept the range fresh and injected new technologies, keeping pace with ongoing change in automotive coatings.
PPG says that while it was state-of-the-art in its day, the next generation of PPG refinish systems have overtaken Cobra. According to the company, the cutting-edge technology, global reach, outstanding colour capability and high productivity performance of the Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat system, along with the Deltron GRS solvent-borne system, are ideally suited to the needs of today’s modern, fast-paced industry.