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Autocolor designs products for speed

ICI Autocolor is developing a range of time-saving products for bodyshops as part of its commitment to improving customer profitability.

CT Repair Thinner reduces bake times by up to 50% when used with ICI's Rapide Catalyst, without compromising quality. Bodyshops also benefit from reduced energy costs through faster baking and a quicker turnaround of vehicles.

Paul Bretherick, Autocolor CT technical product manager, said: “The CT Repair Thinner is a versatile product as it can also be used as a fade out thinner on repair work and as an ancillary, which reduces the need for customers to hold stock of other ancillary products.

“It can halve the amount of time required for baking the topcoat, which gives bodyshops a great opportunity for improving profitability.”

ICI Autcolor has also launched a new matt clearcoat to complement its range of 2K products.

Arlene Forbes, Autocolor car product manager, said the clearcoat was suitable for any type of repair. It could be used over any of the paint maker's basecoat products.

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