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Colour matching is ultimate test says PPG

For both the bodyshop manager and the vehicle owner, the colour match quality of any repair is the ultimate test of a refinish product, according to PPG Refinish

The science of colour is at the core of PPG’s business , and its knows that the ability to reproduce the original colour is the thing that Bodyshops strive for most when refinishing a vehicle.
PPG’s exceptional ability to reproduce original colour stems from four key areas:
Outstanding Colour Match
Four dedicated colour laboratories across the world ensure all new Motor Manufacturer colours and variants are accurately matched. Strong working relationships with the Motor Manufacturers ensures early involvement in the design of a colour and at the production stages to identify any variants.
Accurate Production
All tinters are produced to a tight specification in state-of-the-art production facilities. Every batch is sprayed out and colour-checked to ensure consistent colour reproduction.
Standardised Application Techniques
There is one recommended technique for each of PPG product lines and these techniques are used through the complete PPG supply chain from production, quality assessment, and colour match through to those used by PPG’s colour tool suppliers and PPG customers.
Industry-Leading Colour tools
PPG recognises that correct colour identification hugely affects bodyshop performance and profitability. To this end, PPG is able to supply industry leading colour identification tools.
RapidMatch™ combines the only five-angle spectrophotometer with a scientifically developed maths algorithm customised for the automotive coating industry.
PPG Envirobase High Performance Variant Deck is the industry-leading colour tool in the market providing accurate “panel quality” colour chips.