Spies Hecker introduces its new Permacron® Matt Clear System, comprising two products: Permacron Matt System Clear Coat 8185 and Permacron Semi-Gloss System Clear Coat 8170. Formulated specifically for use as part of the Permahyd® 280/285 Base Coat and Permahyd Hi-TEC Base Coat 480 Systems, as well as Permacron Base Coat 293/295 or original paintwork, these mix together to deliver high-quality OEM matt finishes, of all gloss levels, more quickly and easily than ever before.

The innovative products utilise significantly smaller matt pigment technology, which produce a much less grey or milky appearance ensuring a homogenous, uniform appearance, with no patchiness.

Tony Mitchell, International Training Manager for Axalta’s Refinish business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, says, “The demand for matt vehicles is growing so refinishers need a system that is easy and reliable. Our newly developed system, based on Axalta technology, with inter-mixable clears, means matt finish repairs are like child’s play – as easy as one plus one. By mixing Permacron Matt System Clear Coat 8185 and Permacron Semi-Gloss System Clear Coat 8170, refinishers can now effortlessly match the six matt levels used by OEMs.”

Refinishers can identify the right matt colour formula every time with the Color Dialog Phoenix spectrophotometer, as well as retrieving the corresponding gloss level for their specific colour formula very rapidly and straightforwardly with advanced Phoenix digital colour management software.

The Permacron Matt Clear System has been designed to benefit multiple users. Refinishers who regularly work with matt finishes, as well as bodyshops looking for a simple, easy to use, wide range of gloss level options without having to carry too much additional stock. What’s more, Permacron Matt System Clear Coat 8185 and Permacron Semi-Gloss System Clear Coat 8170 can be used on all types of repair and they offer up to 35% shorter drying times than existing competitor solutions, helping bodyshops to save energy.

Mitchell adds, “Couple that with ease of application, a uniform appearance and excellent reliability, and bodyshops have a best-in-class system at their fingertips. This latest innovation guarantees bodyshops keep abreast of the most current OEM trends, simply and reliably, while reaping significant benefits over their existing matt finish solutions. The bottom line is this: the Permacron Matt Clear Coat System is a simpler way to achieve a perfect matt look.”

Permacron Matt System Clear Coat 8185 and Permacron Semi-Gloss System Clear Coat 8170 are commercially available from September.

For more information, please visit www.spieshecker.co.uk/matt-clear