SEMA 2016: Sherwin-Williams Cuts Costs With Dynamic Clear Coat

SherwinWilliamsSEMA2016-07One of the important aspects of a high quality paint finish on an automobile or truck is the clear coat. Depending on the number of coats, the clear coat can be one of the more time consuming parts of refinishing. But Sherwin-Williams has revolutionized the process with what they call a dynamic clear coat, a brand new category of clear coats.

The new clear coat, which took three years to formulate, “gives the best of both worlds,” according to Valerie Riley, with Sherwin-Williams. “Historically, we’ve had clear coats in the industry that were extremely slow to bake but had a better glamour appearance. But the speed coats would sacrifice a little in appearance,” she said.

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Typically, glamour clear coats are easier to apply and they look great, but they take a long time to dry. A speed coat applies fast and dries quicker, but they are finicky and don’t have the glamour finish.

Bryan Draga said, “The time in the booth is shortened and you won’t have to bake it at such a high temperature.” This means that the new dynamic clear coat is not only a time saver, but an energy saver, as well.

The dynamic clear coat provides that glamour appearance but takes half the time to dry with a short bake cycle of just a few minutes instead of 120 degrees at up to 20 minutes. That also means less drying time between coats, and quicker assembly time for the shop.

Find out more about the dynamic clear coat from Sherwin-Williams at its website. And enjoy some eye candy from the Sherwin-Williams booth at SEMA 2016.

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This Mustang was a customer car for Browns Classic Autos, and other than the incredible Planet Color Concealed Silver finish by Sherwin-Williams, there’s a first under the hood.

Power the Mustang is the first ever, Roush-Yates RY45 NASCAR engine making 850 horsepower at 9,000 rpm. The 427R 1965 Mustang Fastback was just one of the highlights at the booth, with the ’34 Ford taking up an equal amount of ocular happiness.

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