The introduction of Glasurit 100 Line in September 2020 marked an important milestone for BASF in the automotive refinish market, being the first to introduce the new waterborne basecoat system in Asia Pacific.
Installations of Glasurit 100 Line into bodyshops across Australia are gaining momentum with positive feedback received from customers. "We’re using less product per application and have found we save around 25% of time for an average size job which then allows us to increase throughput through the business," said Peter Sparks, Autobody Manager at Mercedes-Benz Brighton in Melbourne.
Forming part of the Glasurit 100 Line product offer is 100-MPT, a new, revolutionary Multi-Purpose Tintable product which allows bodyshops to paint new car parts in half the time compared to the standard process. With reduced total process times of up to 50%,* and reduced material consumption of up to 19%*, 100-MPT is a game changer.
Used with Glasurit 100 Line, 100-MPT is suitable for application on new e-coated panels, old paintwork and for interior matt coloured finishes. What’s more, it allows you to reuse paint leftover from previous jobs,resulting in a huge reduction in waste and lower overall costs.
"The key feature of 100-MPT is the direct application to e-coat panels without the need for sanding. 100-MPT not only improves process times of painting new parts, but also has the ability to reduce overall wet paint costs by utilising left over basecoat," said Ian Johnson, Technical Sales Support Manager, BASF Australia.
One example of MPT application is a stone chipped vehicle exposing a grey primer that is unsightly and is easily visible. In this case, 100-MPT allows for a function coat to be created similar to the topcoat colour, going a long way in increasing customer satisfaction. 100-MPT has been benchmarked against leading technologies, and as the use of traditional wet on wet surfacer is no longer required a saving of up to 50%* in process time can now be realised.
*the benchmark results are averages on a bonnet panel repair in teh spray booth. Over the whole process, excluding the clearcoat drying time.