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ColorBond OEM Specific Automotive Interior Paints Create Opportunity for Refurbishers and Detailers

Posted on Dec 13, 2018. 0 comments

ColorBond OEM specific automotive interior paints create excellent opportunities for those who specialize in automotive refurbishment and detailing. They can confidently approach new and used car dealerships knowing ColorBond LVP Refinisher is OEM certified, will correctly match, looks great and is easy to use.

Confidence: ColorBond LVP Refinisher meets OEM specifications 

ColorBond OEM specific automotive interior paints allow refurbishers and detailers to quickly and easily complete a job that looks great, color matches, and is durable and long lasting. ColorBond LVP Refinisher is offered in 205 OEM certified aerosol colors and represents 19 auto and boat manufacturers. Allowing refurbishers and detailers to confidently perform work for many new and used car dealerships; They have the confidence and the knowledge that the interior paint they’re working with is OEM certified for color match and performance.

In 1996, ColorBond began seven years of testing and collaboration with Ford Research Labs to earn two Ford OEM Worldwide Performance Specifications for our LVP Refinisher. These specifications are the gold standard for OEM performance and quality and by meeting them ColorBond has shown LVP Refinisher is a 1-k system that can easily and economically repair or restore color to damaged plastic parts, leather and vinyl in the factory, field and at dealerships. Results demonstrated that ColorBond can be used anywhere, in any extreme, in any part of the world. The first specification being WSS-M2P-188-A1, which shows ColorBond passed 21 SAE Tests including Accelerated Weather Chamber, Xenon, Florida Weathering, and Abrasion-Adhesion-Heat and Cold Crack. The second specification is WSS-M99J385-A showing ColorBond passed all the tests in the previous specification, as well as others.

Of note: To determine the correct interior color for a vehicle, it is as simple as providing the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the parts department of a local Ford, GM, Toyota, etc. dealer and they can provide the color name associated with the VIN code. The color name can then be matched to the ColorBond Color Selector to choose the appropriate hue. Of note, ColorBond is in the process of developing a new web-based VIN decoder that will provide the color name.

Confidence: Customers will be thrilled with ColorBond results

“Of course, ColorBond made my customer happy. The results were fantastic. The ease of application, the speed it went on, and the durability of the finish are phenomenal. I now use ColorBond in place of the hand mixed interior paints I used to use. I’m really pleased with the product – it has done a great job.” Jay Van Houten, MARS Automotive Reconditioning Center

“Fantastic product!! I will be using in many more applications in the coming months. Your product will be a game changer in our new auto restoration business.” Brian Feiden, Professional Auto Restorer

“With ColorBond the number of reworks and call backs to redo the job have been reduced dramatically. Which increases customer satisfaction and profit.” Buzz Williams, The Fixer (mobile upholstery repair)

“I used another brand of dye in the past and found it was too thick, which reduced the seat surface texture. With Colorbond, the grain patterns of the leather and alligator skin were well defined.” Paul Allbritton, Custom Motorcycle Owner

Confidence: ColorBond is easy to use

With ColorBond LVP Refinisher in aerosol form, painting is as simple as choosing the correct OEM color and applying it by can. Those who wish to apply ColorBond utilizing spray equipment can use ColorBond LVP Refinisher in concentrate form. ColorBond dries within 45 seconds. So, jobs can be completed more quickly and cost efficiently. 

“The ease of application, the speed it went on was phenomenal. I now use ColorBond in place of the hand mixed interior paints I used to use. I’m really pleased with the product – it has done a great job.” Jay Van Houten, MARS Automotive Reconditioning Center

"ColorBond dried in 45 seconds and looked great! We were sold! ColorBond was very easy and simple to use. It went on evenly and turned out beautifully!" Nikki Witt, Team Witt Customs

Confidence: ColorBond is durable

ColorBond LVP Refinisher is known for its durability and long life. ColorBond’s molecular bonding formula penetrates deep into plastic, vinyl and leather. Professionals can be confident that ColorBond’s long lasting quality will be remembered by customers, and positive for future business.

 “Even two years after applying it to the Camaro’s interior, theColorBond is still holding up well. Wear areas, like where the seat gets rubbed getting in and out of the car, are fine. We were even able to paint the convertible top, which is unheard of because of the type of PVC material it is made of. Even with the top being folded and unfolded with use – the ColorBond looks great and hasn’t peeled” Eddie Black, Custom Car Builder

“I was especially wondering how it would bond in sharp folds and creases. It turned out the paint really grabbed in those creases. It is really stuck on. Also, it won’t scratch.” Lilith Garcia, Show Car Owner

ColorBond enables automotive refurbishers and detailers to quickly, easily, and beautifully color match a wide range of OEM applications. Enabling them to provide a higher level of quality and customer satisfaction and facilitating doing business with new and used car dealerships.

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ColorBond Releases New OEM Approved Color Choices

Posted on Aug 26, 2018. 0 comments

Did you know that ColorBond LVP Refinisher is the only aerosol car interior paint available in OEM approved colors? We got into OEM correct colors in 1996. At that time, we began seven years of testing and collaboration with Ford Research Labs to earn two Ford OEM Worldwide Performance Specifications for our LVP Refinisher. One specification is WSS-M99J385-A2; The material defined by this specification is a pigmented one component paint suitable for accent color or low touch areas of interior polypropylene parts. The second specification is WSS-M99J387-A; The material defined by this specification is a pigmented one component paint suitable for repairing first surface application to interior plastic parts. These highly sought-after specifications are accepted by all vehicle manufacturers and are the gold standard for OEM performance and quality.  We’re honored ColorBond LVP Refinisher is used by Ford for interior repairs on the assembly lines. And it’s the same interior paint all our customers can buy.

For 2018, ColorBond has introduced 8 new OEM correct colors for Acura, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes and Porsche. Bringing our current OEM color choices to 201.

New colors are:

  • Acura – TLX Expresso
  • BMW – Dakota Beige, Dakota Gray
  • Lexus – Nightfall Mica
  • Mercedes – Porcelain, Silk Beige, Crystal Gray
  • Porsche – Magenta Red

As we add new colors, each goes through a highly involved process to be sure they exactly duplicate the OEM correct sample. Sometimes these samples come directly from vehicle manufacturers, or Tier 1 manufacturers like Magna and Johnson Controls. Also, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche corporate car clubs send us OEM correct samples to match. In each case the sample is analyzed, and we then manufacture a duplicate color which is sent back to the source for approval.

To determine the correct interior color for your vehicle, provide the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the parts department of your local Ford, GM, Toyota, etc. dealer and they will give you the color name associated with the VIN code. The color name can then be matched to the ColorBond Color Selector to choose the appropriate hue. Of note, ColorBond is in the process of developing a new web-based VIN decoder that will provide the color name.

DIY’ers and professionals alike use ColorBond LVP Refinisher with confidence knowing our OEM colors will exactly match the colors used by the auto manufacturers. Being an aerosol spray paint makes LVP Refinisher application simple, and once again, it is the only aerosol car interior paint available in OEM approved colors.

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