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.

Recommended downloads for automotive refinish coatings

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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

** Use SURFYNOL® 107 L if you experience handling issues.

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

SILICONE RESINS

** Use SURFYNOL® 107 L if you experience handling issues.

*** Not recommended for high solids / solvent-free.

**** Especially for high solids/solvent-free.

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

CO-BINDERS

** Use SURFYNOL® 107 L if you experience handling issues.

*** Not recommended for high solids / solvent-free.

Top Product Recommendations for Automotive Refinish Clear Coats

FUNCTIO-NALITY

WATERBORNE

SOLVENT-BORNE

HIGH SOLIDS/
SOLVENT-FREE

UV

DEFOAMING

TEGO® Foamex 805 N

DEAERATING

FLOW & LEVELING

SUBSTRATE WETTING/ANTI-CRATERING

TEGO® Glide 496

WETTING & DISPERSING

RHEOLOGY CONTROL

MATTING

CO-BINDERS

SILICONE RESINS

** Use SURFYNOL® 107 L if you experience handling issues.

*** Not recommended for high solids/solvent-free.

**** Especially for high solids/solvent-free.

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