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Spies Hecker Speed-Tec range gets even better

The Spies Hecker Speed-Tec range of products is even better thanks to the new, innovative Permasolid Speed-Tec Wet-on-Wet Surfacer 5550.

The Speed-Tec range help bodyshops carry out repairs with speed and energy efficiency. The products in the Speed-Tec range include Permasolid Speed-Tec Wet-on-Wet Surfacer 5550, the Permasolid Speed-Tec Surfacer 5500 and Permasolid Speed-Tec Clear Coat 8800. These are all used with Permahyd Basecoat 280/285 and Permahyd Hi-Tec Basecoat 480, and mean that repairs can be completed in record time.

Using patented Axalta technology in Speed-Tec products, work processes are shortened, energy consumption is reduced and results are as you would expect from Spies Hecker. Using the full product range enables refinishers to choose drying at 60°C, 40°C or even without forced drying at 20°C, which the company says can save bodyshops up to 70 per cent energy.

The Speed-Tec range can be adapted to bodyshops’ needs and ensures excellent results. Depending on the work load, they have control over whether they use the Speed-Tec for speed or energy saving during the paint repair. For bodyshops that have a large throughput, fast turnarounds are required, but at quieter times, processes can work more economically, in particular utilising low drying temperatures.

The new Permasolid Speed-Tec Wet-on-Wet Surfacer 5550 can be overcoated after just five minutes of air-drying time. The other Speed-Tec products also have extremely short drying times. As a result, refinishing a new-part can be done in just 36 minutes.

The user-friendly Permasolid Speed-Tec Wet-on-Wet Surfacer 5550 also delivers high stability on vertical surfaces. In combination with the Speed-Tec range’s basecoat and the clear coat, the new surfacer ensures a very good topcoat finish and a brilliant appearance.

The surfacer is available in white, grey and black, and ensures good opacity even on light coloured surfaces.