The Valspar Corp. is expanding its automotive refinish product platform to include a comprehensive line (from primer to clear coat) of solvent-based paint products that meet the most current U.S. standards for low VOCs, including the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
The Valspar Low VOC System features the company's signature Clean Air formulation with significantly reduced VOCs. This system allows auto body shops to switch to a solvent-based option with an improved environmental profile, without having to invest in new equipment, the company says, adding that the new system delivers the same level of performance and ease of application as traditional refinish coatings and helps body shops achieve their environmental requirements. Application techniques, time and coating coverage for the coatings are the same as traditional solvent-based automotive refinish products.
The line ranges from from high-build, sandable epoxy hybrid primers, high-strength mixing components that maximize coverage and productivity, to a clear coat formulated for superior durability.