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Fast drying with Spies Hecker

Permasolid HS Speed Clear coat 8800 from Spies Hecker offers refinishers flexibility of use in extreme temperatures, from hot to cold.

“High summer temperatures can cause paint materials to perform differently in application than they do at colder times of the year,” says Kevin Welling, Training Academy Manager for Axalta Coating Systems in the UK and Ireland, “This means that, depending on the ambient air temperature and humidity, the clear coat has to be formulated differently.”

With two hardeners, refinishers in the bodyshop can adapt Permasolid HS Speed Clear coat 8800 to different climatic conditions. “The new Permasolid VHS Speed Hardener 3252 long, was developed for application at high humidity and very high ambient air temperatures. The Permasolid VHS Speed Hardener 3250 offers optimal performance for central European temperatures, in other words between 20°C and 30°C,” Welling explains.

Many refinishers comment positively on the short drying time of Permasolid HS Speed Clear coat 8800, even at low temperatures. This allows bodyshops to save energy and increase the throughput of their spraybooth. “Compared to conventional clearcoats, Permasolid HS Speed Clear coat 8800 offers energy savings of more than 80 per cent,” says Welling. It also offers the added benefit of being ready to sand and polish shortly after drying. In addition to this, Permasolid HS Speed Clear coat 8800, is an energy-saving, fast drying clear coat, that is very well suited for both Permahyd Hi-TEC 480 and Permahyd 280/285 waterborne basecoats.