Automotive refinish coatings

Our additives, resins, and co-binders enable the use of high-performance, low-VOC waterborne, solventborne, and high solids automotive refinish coatings by optimizing the automotive coating formulation, application process, and final coating system, thus improving coating performance and environmental friendliness while reducing cost. Our products provide benefits to all layers of automotive refinish coatings: primer/surfacer, base coat, and clear coat.

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Top Product Recommendations for Automotive Refinish Fillers

FUNCTIONALITY

WATERBORNE

SOLVENTBORNE

UV

DEFOAMING

DEAERATING

FLOW & LEVELING

PIGMENT STABILIZATION/

ANTI-SETTLING

SUBSTRATE WETTING/

ANTI-CRATERING

WETTING & DISPERSING

RHEOLOGY CONTROL

MATTING

CO-BINDERS

SANDABILITY

Top Product Recommendations for Automotive Refinish Primers / Surfacers

FUNCTIO-NALITY

WATERBORNE

SOLVENTBORNE

HIGH SOLIDS / SOLVENT-FREE

UV

DEFOAMING

DEAERATING

FLOW /

LEVELING

PIGMENT STABILIZATION/

ANTI-SETTLING

SUBSTRATE WETTING/

ANTI-CRATERING

WETTING & DISPERSING

RHEOLOGY CONTROL

MATTING

CO-BINDERS

SPECIALTY BINDERS

TIO2 EXTENDER

* If you experience issues with handling of SURFYNOL® AD01, use SURFYNOL® 107 L instead.

** SURFYNOL® 104 is available in different solvent cuts.

Top Product Recommendations for Automotive Refinish Base Coats

FUNCTIONALITY

WATERBORNE

SOLVENT-BORNE

HIGH SOLIDS/
SOLVENT-FREE

UV

DEFOAMING

DEAERATING

FLOW & LEVELING

PIGMENT STABILIZATION/ANTI-SETTLING

SUBSTRATE WETTING/
ANTI-CRATERING

WETTING & DISPERSING

RHEOLOGY CONTROL

MATTING (ALUMINUM DISORIENTATION)

MATTING (ALUMINUM ORIENTATION)

CO-BINDERS

* SURFYNOL® 104 is available in different solvent cuts.

Top Product Recommendations for Automotive Refinish Clear Coats

FUNCTIO-NALITY

WATERBORNE

SOLVENT-BORNE

HIGH SOLIDS/
SOLVENT-FREE

UV

DEFOAMING

DEAERATING

SUBSTRATE WETTING/ANTI-CRATERING

WETTING & DISPERSING

RHEOLOGY CONTROL

MATTING

CO-BINDERS

SPECIALTY BINDERS

EASY TO CLEAN

FLOW

SCRATCH RESISTANCE

SLIP

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