Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Cromax has introduced Imron Fleet Line HS Sanding Surfacers P742 and P746 to prepare commercial vehicle surfaces for high quality paint jobs. CVW finds out more.

Cromax, one of the three refinish brands of Axalta, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has recently added Imron Fleet Line HS Sanding Surfacers P742 and P746 to its portfolio. Both 2K surfacers have been specifically formulated for large surfaces that need to be sanded and where a high- quality finish is required. Due to good overspray absorption, the surfacers are said to deliver a smooth and durable surface ready for overcoating.

Kevin Welling, Training Academy Manager for Axalta Coating Systems in the UK and Ireland, explains: “Imron Fleet Line HS Sanding Surfacers P742 and P746 provide the right undercoat for large surfaces, like luxury coaches and commercial vehicle cabs. The surfacers can be used on most primed substrates including glass fibre reinforced polyester or even old or original paintwork substrates that are well sanded and cleaned.”

Imron Fleet Line HS Sanding Surfacer P742 is Off White, and Imron Fleet Line HS Sanding Surfacer P746 is Dark Grey. The company highlights their use as an ideal undercoat for Imron Fleet Line 2K topcoats,
followed by any Imron Fleet Line clearcoat. The surfacers are also suitable for tinting with Imron Fleet Line PowerTints, up to a maximum 10% by weight.

The Sanding Surfacers can be mixed for a wide range of ambient temperatures and application windows, and offer good paint flow and superior topcoat hold out. Cromax asserts that for best results, they should be applied in two or three coats to get optimal coverage, with an intermediate flash-off of five to 10 minutes and a final flash-off of 10 to 15 minutes. Mixing ratios are available in the product mix table on ChromaWeb – the colour retrieval and product management cloud-based software from Cromax – and are also detailed on the relevant technical data sheets.

Imron Fleet Line HS Sanding Surfacers P742 and P746 are available now and are supplied in packs of three 3.5L tins.

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