Spies Hecker continues to use Axalta’s patented fast-cure, low-energy technology in the latest addition to the Speed-TEC system, Permasolid Speed-TEC Clear Coat 8810. Axalta says using this pioneering technology, Speed-TEC Clear Coat 8810 significantly speeds up body shop processes. According to Axalta, very short drying times enable a higher throughput with a standard repair taking as little as one hour.
Axalta says body shops can save money by drying Speed-TEC Clear Coat 8810 in 10 to 15 minutes at 40°C, or drying at room temperature in 30 to 55 minutes. Thanks to its unique properties that promote fast curing, vehicles can leave the spray booth immediately after drying and be further processed following a short cooling period. According to Axalta, spray booth times are reduced by up to 25 per cent and the Hi-TEC Base Coat and Speed-TEC Clear Coat can be dried consistently at a low standard temperature, which helps to significantly reduce energy consumption.
“With the new Speed-TEC clearcoat and the Speed-TEC surfacers, we are following the trend towards shorter drying times and more booth cycles,” said Jim Iliopoulos, Product & Technical Manager, ANZ at Axalta. “The new clear coat is easy to use for the refinisher, the efficiency increases, the operating costs decrease, and the waiting time for the customer is reduced – it couldn’t be better.”
Axalta says Speed-TEC Clear Coat 8810 can be applied in either 1.5 or two spray coats and can be adapted to the original finish for optimal results. The “outstanding filling power” reduces polishing effort, since small specks or dust particles can be covered.
To help refinishers even more, Axalta says that when used as part of the Speed-TEC system, there is no need to activate the Permahyd Hi-TEC Base Coat 480 before applying the clearcoat.
Permasolid Speed-TEC Clear Coat 8810 can also be adjusted with all Permasolid Color Additives to match the brilliant effect paint finishes car manufacturers are bringing into the market.
For more information about Spies Hecker Permasolid Speed-TEC Clear Coat 8810 and the Speed-TEC system, visit www.spieshecker.com.au.