As environmental regulations have continued to tighten and expand over the last several years, collision repair professionals across North America have had to make some pretty big adjustments to their product inventories, application techniques and even equipment acquisitions, in order to stay compliant and competitive.
Trouble is, not all of these changes have produced the same level of performance that solvent-based refinish systems can. That’s why when new regulations were recently implemented by Environment Canada, the collision repair industry welcomed AkzoNobel’s new low VOC Wanda Waterbase basecoat system into the Canadian market.
The reason is simple. The Wanda Waterbase system of low VOC primer, clearcoat and waterborne basecoat, is specifically designed to help make “going green” easy. The system’s ease-of-use is accomplished through a simplified approach to mixing ratios, segment-leading comprehensive color documentation and color matching tools that virtually eliminate the complexities associated with many compliant systems and ensures that body shops can achieve complianceand quality performance with unbelievable simplicity and value.
Painters are giving high marks to the versatility of the products and their ability to be used for everything from small repairs to total re-sprays. Take, for example, the Wanda low VOC Primer / Sealer. As a primer it offers great color holdout, filling and sanding properties, and very good adhesion to substrates. But it also doubles as a wet-on-wet non-sanding sealer, producing a uniform surface for topcoat. The Wanda Waterbase Basecoat is super-easy to apply and provides fantastic blendability and coverage, accurate color match, and a consistently smooth, uniform finish. Finally, the fast-drying Wanda low VOC Clear delivers excellent appearance, durability and gloss retention. Best of all, the system’s ease-of-use and fewer components mean body shops can achieve consistent results while saving on inventory costs.
Wanda Waterbase is the newest addition to AkzoNobel’s fast-growing Wanda car refinish brand of quality performance, color-accurate, solvent-based products. It’s exactly what you would expect from the industry’s leader in top quality finishes. For more information about the Wanda Waterbase basecoat system and how you can achieve compliance the easy way, visit our Wanda Waterbase System product page. Be sure to check out our latest activities on Facebook and Twitter!
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