Low-VOC or Waterborne Paint? Here’s the Latest News Part V
Perhaps the biggest selling point is that with the air-bake technology, you can go from prime to shine in 40 minutes or less! Additionally, this is done without ever having to turn on the heat in the booth. This is remarkable!! It takes fewer coats to make a match too.
Switching back to the low-VOC, one paint manufacturer, Transtar, offers a no-mix product that doesn’t require mechanical agitation as other basecoats do. This is possible because of the resins that are being used as the binder. They keep the pigment evenly distributed throughout the toner. So this means that when you are using metallic flakes they are easily oriented which means that you can avoid the extra coat to get the finish to lay down correctly. This is further proof that the products being offered now, as in the low-VOC solvent-based product, are getting better. This is largely due to the fact that there has been more time to experiment with the exempt solvents and come up with different combinations thereby, producing a more effective product.
By using the latest European toner technology, color match has been made simpler and more precise. This technology has caused more than 150,000 colors using 58 toners to be matched. With this technology, mandates from California, Canada and other regulated states have been met in the low-VOC sector.
The transition from regular solvent to low-VOC is almost seamless. Now, paint manufacturers are working diligently to develop a waterborne color system that is just as seamless and ready to launch in early 2015. The innovative technology will even possibly open up the opportunity for car owners to flip a switch and change the color of their car from one color to another. That would be crazy great.
Imagine changing colors according to your mood, the favorite color of your dates, wife or children. The possibilities are endless.