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SEMA 2016 Recap With Pictures: Reggie Jackson, Carlos Wins CLEO, and Leo Turns 100

Posted on Nov 15, 2016. 0 comments

 
We couldn't wait for the 2016 SEMA show. In addition to presenting the 3rd annual CLeo award winner, Carlos Medrano, with his trophy and check for an amazing work on his Honda Civic, the SEMA show brings together hundreds of car enthusiasts to check out the latest products. We were honored to have some great conversations with professionals and DIYers about their restoration projects.
 
We also celebrated Leo Kagen's 100 year birthday! Leo Kagen is a SEMA member and was responsible for moving the SEMA show to Vegas in 1977. He continues to work for ColorBond and the CLeo award was made in his honor.
 
We also enjoyed a couple visitors. AZN from Street Outlaws came by to view Mr. Medrano's award winning work. And also "Mr. October" Reggie Jackson stopped by. He took time out to learn about ColorBond and also to chat with Leo Kagen about baseball.
 
Below is a collection of photos from the SEMA show. You can view more on our facebook page.
 

Carlos Medrano wins 2016 CLeo Award

 
 
 
 

Leo Kagen celebrates 100 years!

 
 
 

Mr. October Reggie Jackson Stops by the ColorBond Booth 

 
Reggie Jackson meets Leo
 
Reggie Jackson Talks Baseball with Leo
 
Reggie Jackson talks ColorBond with Sarah
Sarah Johnson, who's also a great licensed acupuncturist in South Austin, shows Reggie Jackson how ColorBond works.
 

AZN from Street Outlaws Stopped by

AZN of Street Outlaws Visit

 

AZN Visit 2

Stephanie Blanco Shows Off Her ColorBond Success

 
Stephanie Blanco Interior
 
Stephanie Blanco Exterior
 
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Turning a Ford Mustang's Leather Seats from Charcoal Grey to Cinnamon Brown

Posted on Nov 01, 2016. 0 comments

Our friend Nicholas Lentini's Mustang had an interior that was all charcoal grey. One day, he decided to change it up to be a two-tone scheme. He chose a warm cinnamon brown to contrast with the grey and the results are simply outstanding.....

 BMW Interior Before

BMW Interior Before


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Carlos Medrano is Our 2016 CLeo Award Winner!

Posted on Oct 07, 2016. 0 comments

Congratulations to Carlos Medrano for winning the 2016 CLeo Award for his expert use of ColorBond products on his 2013 Honda Civic SI!

For only $150, Carlos was able to completely redo and update his interior to have a sharp color scheme throughout the vehicle.

For a job as extensive as this, Carlos would have to spend thousands of dollars going to a professional. Instead, he did the whole job himself ColorBond Paints for massive savings and incredible results.

"There are only 3 wide body civics in the US," he says. "There are no other companies making a wide body so to me this is what sets my civic apart from the rest of the pack. I'm always looking for ways to go above and beyond expectations."

Carlos is no stranger to custom builds. He's an avid auto rebuilder (4 cars at once!) and has previously won awards for his work. We are glad that ColorBond was able to meet Carlos' high standards and are proud to present him with another award for his trophy case!

Carlos will be presented with the CLeo Award at the 2016 SEMA Show. He will receive his trophy and a check for $500 on Wednesday, November 2nd at 1:00 pm in the ColorBond Booth #23978. His car will also be there so you can see the awesome job up close!

2016 CLeo Winner Exterior

 2016 CLeo Winner Interior

2016 CLeo Winner Interior 2

2016 CLeo Winner Interior 3

Carlos Medrano

 

SEMA Logo

The 2016 SEMA Show takes place November 1 - November 4, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las, NV 89109.

Be sure and stop by and meet the staff of ColorBond Paint. See our New Industrial Coatings at our display at Booth #23978 Central Hall.
 
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry's brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more. The 2015 SEMA Show drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers
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Introducing Pro Tech Industrial Coating Paint by Colorbond

Posted on Aug 30, 2016. 0 comments

ColorBond Automotive Paint is proud to introduce Pro Tech Industrial Coating, a new line of high-performance industrial ceramic high solid aerosol paint.


Industrial Coating Paint

Pro Tech Industrial Coating l is a great solution for Industrial and MRO Touch up applications. The formulation produces a high opacity build to help repair and touch up the worst affected areas. Toughness and durability are characteristics of these high solids direct to metal formula. It provides maximum protection against weathering, rust, oil, gasoline and corrosive chemicals. The product can be used to provide protection to a wide variety of metal and previously finished substrates. Use the product on vehicle frames, machinery, racking, bins, tanks, piping and ornamental iron.

Pro Tech Industrial Coating is a complimentary addition to ColorBond LVP, our interior OEM aerosol paint line,” says CEO Malcolm Johnson. “This will allow our customers to order both interior and exterior restoration colors.”

The 12 oz. aerosol colors include Gloss Black, Gloss White, Safety Blue, Tractor Red, Gloss Blue, Light Gray and Yellow.

Order your high-performance industrial coating today. 

Industrial Coating Colors

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Golf Cart Seat Refinishing with ColorBond

Posted on Aug 12, 2016. 0 comments

Anyone who owns a golf cart can attest to the wear put on the upholstery. The constant exposure to the elements and passengers getting in and out can quickly cause a once bright seat to look dull and dreary.

When our friend Aaron's cart began to show the signs of use, he knew he had to grab the ColorBond. For only $49.95, he completely changed the look of the cart for a fraction of replacing the seats outright (at least $600).

He writes: "Your product is awesome and it totally changed the entire look of the cart. Like I said, I had done my research and started using your product a couple years ago with fixing up my sons first vehicle vs. using the stuff (DupliColor) you would get at Advance or Auto Zone. Your product is superior and the results prove it. The cart is the biggest job that I have performed with Colorbond but I think it turned out great!"

We think so too, Aaron. Cheers to a job well done.

BEFORE

Golf Cart Before ColorBond

 

Golf Cart Before ColorBond

 

Golf Cart Before ColorBond

 

AFTER

Golf Cart After ColorBond

Golf Cart After ColorBond

 

Golf Cart After ColorBond

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BMW Interior Transformation from Tan to Black

Posted on Jul 15, 2016. 0 comments

Our friend Anthony recently sent us photos of an interior transformation of his BMW. He wanted to change all the tan to a rich black (judging by the stormtrooper shifter, it's probably to honor the Dark Side).

BEFORE:

BMW Before - Tan

Here are a couple stock photos that better show the before color....

BMW Before - Tan

 

BMW Interior Before - Tan

 

AFTER:

The new black interior completely transforms the feel of the car. Amazing job.

BMW Interior After - Black

 

BMW Interior After - Black

BMW Interior After - Black

BMW Interior After - Black

 

Thank you, Anthony, for showing us your masterful transformation of your BMW.

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ColorBond Visits Australia, Lays Plans For Distribution

Posted on Jun 08, 2016. 0 comments

ColorBond was recently “down under” in Melbourne for SEMA Australia. We met with US and Australian trade emissaries and discussed the intricacies of importing to Australia. We also met with about 50 potential customers ranging from national distributors, retailers, and restoration shops that all expressed interest in ColorBond.

After taking in some scenic views around Melbourne (beautiful city, by the way), we spoke with members of the Australian Automotive press and also the Australian Automotive Association. We got to close out the trip at this great German beer hall in downtown Melbourne.

It was an exciting trip to make and it’s all about laying the groundwork to start distributing in Australia. After getting so many questions via email and our facebook page about getting ColorBond in Australia, we had to get the ball rolling and make that a reality!

Enjoy a few shots from our trip. The shops in Melbourne had these gorgeous cars on display. 

 

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Check out ColorBond's Malcolm Johnson on Cars Yeah!

Posted on May 25, 2016. 0 comments

Recently, our own Malcolm Johnson got to speak with Mark Greene from Cars Yeah, a podcast for automotive enthusiasts. Malcolm spoke about the history of starting ColorBond, his challenges along the way, and his plans for the future. He goes in depth into the benefits of using ColorBond for your next project and, of course, lots of car talk!

You can listen to the whole interview here on Cars YeahiTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. This is a must-listen to podcast for professionals and DIYers.

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Win $500 and a Vegas Trip by Entering our CLeo Award Contest

Posted on May 24, 2016. 2 comments

It is time again for our annual CLeo Award Contest! This is your chance to head to Las Vegas for the 2016 SEMA Show and win a cool $500 just by using Colorbond.

The rules are simple: Show us your work in using ColorBond on your restoration project. Send us photos and write up a brief testimonial. The best restoration will win the 2016 CLeo Award, $500, and their car or truck showcased at the 2016 SEMA Show in Vegas. Your auto will be featured in the ColorBond booth and have a space in a 100-car parade down the strip.

Ken Bolen won our 1st CLeo award in 2014 for his expert restoration of a 1969 Cadillac that used to be owned by Kay Stevens (of Rat Pack fame).

In 2015, Jay Van Houten won the 2nd Annual CLeo Award for an amazing job restoring a 1954 Rolls-Royce to glory.

Will you win the CLeo this year? Send us your story and give it a shot!

This could be YOU:

The CLeo Award was established to honor Leo Kagan, a member of the ColorBond family and SEMA member.

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Put New Life Into Your Couch Using ColorBond

Posted on May 14, 2016. 0 comments

We have written about the many uses of ColorBond that go beyond auto interiors before. But it still amazes us whenever a customer sends us their successful restoration of a couch.

A couple customers were able to rejuvenate old leather couches with our LVP Refinisher. The process is the same as a leather interior: Just clean, prep, and paint!

Here, a customer used 8 cans of BMW paint to restore her couch. "I'm elated with the results," she wrote. "Unbelievable!"

BEFORE

Couch Before ColorBond

 

AFTER

Couch After ColorBond

 

Another used only 1 quart of black paint to restore these seats. A total cost of $49.95 to transform old to new. Cheaper than buying new furniture!

BEFORE

Couch Before ColorBond

 

AFTER

Couch After ColorBond

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Volvo Interior Paint Colors Released

Posted on Apr 28, 2016. 0 comments

Volvo owners, rejoice! We just added 4 colors to the ColorBond family for the interior of your Volvo:

 

We are always adding more colors to our already vast selection of interior car paints so keep checking back for the latest arrivals.

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Mike Stoops from Meguiar's Attests to the Importance of Prep Work

Posted on Apr 25, 2016. 0 comments

You may remember Michael Stoops from Meguiar's gave us an update on a job he did from a while back:
 
 
We just received some more updates after he experienced some difficulties....
 
I wanted to give you an update on using ColorBond paint on the interior of my car since I had experienced some pretty quick failure the first time around.  Thanks for sending the replacement product, by the way!!
 
So, what I did was to use a bit more of an abrasive cleaning process than originally done to prep for the paint.  I did this with a cleaning solution we make for the body shop industry that is lightly abrasive, but a great cleaner for removing silicones, oils, waxes, etc.  In the body shop this liquid is coupled with a grey 3M Scotch Brite pad to give it some extra cut, with the end result being roughly equivalent to 1500 grit sandpaper.  The nice thing about the cleaner is that it leaves nothing behind and rinses fully with just plain water.  It’s what we call “body shop safe” or “paintable” so it’s not only safe for use in an environment where fresh paint is being applied, but it’s also used specifically to prep for paint.
 
Anyway, after giving the seats a thorough clean, rinse (wipe down) and allowing them to dry fully, I resprayed them with ColorBond.  That was mid February and now, two months later, the seats still look like they were sprayed yesterday.  The first time around the bond started failing in less than two weeks, with limited use in that time. 
 
I knew it was a user error situation, and I’m really happy that you gave me some pointers and introduced me to some others who could also share their experiences with the product.  It’s an absolute, unmitigated success and I love the new color every time I get in the car!
 
Mike's story is a testament to the importance of proper prep work and we are thrilled to be able to help him out. 
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Set Your DVRs: Stacey David GearZ to Feature ColorBond (Airtimes)

Posted on Apr 12, 2016. 0 comments

As we announced earlier, ColorBond is proud to enter a sponsorship with Stacey David's GearZ. Now the airtimes have been released to see ColorBond in action on Velocity Channel, MavTV, and Rev'n TV.

Stacey David's GearZ

Velocity Channel

Premiere:

  • Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 8:00am/EST

Reairs:

  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 8:00am/EST
  • Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 8:00am/EST
  • Friday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:00am/EST

 

MAVTV

Premiere: 

  • Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 8:30am/EST

Reairs:

  • April 22 – 8:30am/EST
  • April 22 – 11:30am
  • April 22 – 2:30pm
  • April 24 – 10:30am
  • April 25 – 3:00am
  • April 29 – 8:00am

  • May 1 – 10:00am/EST
  • May 27 – 8:30am
  • May 27 – 11:30am
  • May 27 – 2:30pm
  • May 29 – 10:30am
  • May 30 – 3:00am

 

REV’N TV

Premiere:

  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 8:00pm EST

Reairs:

  • Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 8:00pm EST
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 8:00pm EST

 

Search your channel/provider for MAVTV: http://www.mavtv.com/get-mavtv/find-mavtv.html or watch REV’N online: www.revntv.com

You also have the option of watching the show online with a GearZ Nation All-Access membership: www.staceydavid.com/join

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Customer Success Story: Truck Door Panel Restoration

Posted on Apr 02, 2016. 1 comment

Take a look at this awesome transformation of a plain black HD truck door panel to a Harley Davidson paint scheme. The custom paint job would have normally cost about $350 per panel at a shop. Our friend did it using only 3 cans of our high quality car interior LVP refinishing paint. Significant money saved and a job well done!

 

Truck Panel Before

 

Truck Panel After

Truck Panel After

Truck Panel After

Truck Panel After

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ColorBond Wows Attendees In Mexico City

Posted on Mar 22, 2016. 0 comments

Hola! ColorBond was down in Mexico City March 9-13 for the 14a Expo Reparación y Mantenimiento Automotriz (Automotive Repair and Maintenance Expo). It is the most important business expo in Mexico and Central America regarding the restoration and maintenance of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. ColorBond was well-represented by Zach Johnson (VP of Sales) and Carlos Martinez-Abrego (owner of DENKO, our distributor).

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ColorBond to Sponsor Stacey David’s GearZ

Posted on Mar 11, 2016. 0 comments

ColorBond is proud to announce a sponsorship on the popular show GearZ hosted by Stacey David!

Stacey David

ColorBond will be on a huge display rack in all episodes as well as featured in the “Parts Bin” segment, where Stacey David talks exclusively about the product. He will also use ColorBond throughout the season at times. So be sure to tune in because you'll never know when to see the effectiveness of ColorBond.

We are very excited to partner with an auto enthusiast such as Stacey David. Check out GearZ airing on MavTV, Velocity Channel, and Rev’N. Episodes can also be found on his website or YouTube channel. The episodes will air in April, May, June, September, October, and December.

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From the Inbox

Posted on Feb 19, 2016. 0 comments

Another satisfied customer! Check out this note we just received...
 
It is common to get less than we pay for in goods or services. At times we do get what we pay for. And then there are the much less common experiences when we get a great value, that the product or service is just exceptional and that is what happened to me on my first time using ColorBond products!

About 18 months ago I bought a used vehicle that required both front seats be replaced.  They were used, in great shape and out of the same year vehicle.  But they were several shades different than the existing upholstery.  So with that dilemma, I did a search and came up with ColorBond and I'm sure glad I did!  Following their instructions I refinished both seats and they matched perfectly and looked great.  Now 18 months later and daily use, THEY STILL LOOK GREAT!

We are going to buy another used vehicle this weekend and the pictures show some wear and "scuffing" as the current owner described the damage, mostly the drivers seat.  I have no doubt that with a bit of effort on my part and the correct ColorBond product, I'll be able to make that seat near new again.

Michael Lawrence
VERY satisfied customer
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ColorBond Celebrates 15 Years at Mobile Tech Expo

Posted on Feb 12, 2016. 0 comments

This past January was the Mobile Tech Expo in Orlando, FL, which showcases the best technology in appearance repair and reconditioning. About 1600 people attended the show and once again ColorBond was right in the thick of things.

ColorBond was presented with a trophy commemorating 15 years of show participation. We are also a founder of the show. We've got to see old friends and make some new friends while demoing the effectiveness of ColorBond. We even came in 1st place for high performance coating! Can't wait for next year!











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Matching the Interior to the Exterior: The Mustang Project

Posted on Jan 08, 2016. 0 comments

Our friend Eric is currently restoring the interior of his Mustang to tie into the exterior. His steady hand and the effectiveness of ColorBond make it look like it was a factory-done job! Check out these photos.

Mustang Exterior

 

The old interior was a boring and bland beige color.

Mustang Old Seat

Mustang Seat Old

 

Now it is all black and green.

New Mustang Seat

New Mustang Bench Seat

New Mustang Bench Seat

New Mustang Bunch SeatNew Mustang Speaker

New Mustang Speaker

Mustang Floor

The green/black color on the inside ties in well with the green/silver on the outside. The combination is sharp and puts this mustang over the top. He used only eight cans for a total of only $120 spentAmazing work by Eric.

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Coatings World Q & A With ColorBond

Posted on Dec 31, 2015. 0 comments

[Interview originally appeared on CoatingsWorld.com, Nov 13, 2015]

In the world of coatings and paints, there are many nooks and crannies where really neat things are going on, but we don’t routinely hear much about them. Here’s one company serving niche needs and doing quite well: ColorBond.

"ColorBond is a revolutionary molecular bonding paint that penetrates deep into plastic, vinyl and leather. It provides easy restoration and can change the color of leather, carpet, plastics or metal in automobiles, trucks, cars, boats, or motorcycles with fantastic results.”  -Malcom Johnson, President & Founder

CW: When did you form ColorBond & why did you feel you could have a viable product in these markets?

ColorBond: ColorBond was established in 1996 because I felt that the available coatings for refinishing automotive leather and plastics were inferior and could be dramatically improved. At that time, the idea of a premium coating for leather and plastic was not being addressed, and we felt that there was a great market opportunity for our company. We were fortunate to be approached by Visteon, at that time owned by the Ford Motor Company, to partner with them in developing the technology. We worked with Ford Research Labs and Visteon for seven years and  this collaboration culminated in ColorBond earning two Ford World Wide OEM  performance specifications.

CW: According to Michael Porter (Harvard Professor of), a NICHE position in a specific well-defined market segment has the highest profits in that segment as well as a UNIQUE offering. UNIQUE is defined as having something no one else possesses. Would you say your offerings are unique by this definition? Why?

ColorBond: ColorBond is unique because it is a one stage coating that can be used on any substrate that is manufactured for the automotive industry including, leather, vinyl, ABS, PC, TPU and TPO and metal. It doesn’t crack flake or peel, is colorfast , dries within one minute and is bonded in ten minutes. Colorbond’s versatility allows the user to stop in the middle of a job and  resume the project at a later date.  There will be no evidence of a tape line, only a seamless OEM finish. It creates an OEM appearance. ColorBond can be used on carpet, soft interior trim, rigid interior trim, exterior trim and  convertible tops. We currently manufacture and inventory 172 contemporary OEM specific aerosol colors.

CW: Can you provide some insight into why or how your Colorbond technology works with so many different type substrates?

Colorbond: The key is our unique resin. It is ideally suited for use on all of these substrates.

CW: Your literature shows ColorBond spray-on products applied over rigid, supple, and even very soft pliable surfaces.  Tell me - what is the longevity of your coating system over a leather automobile seat where flexibility, abrasion and overall toughness prevail?

Colorbond: ColorBond’s longevity dependent upon the preparation of the surface and the skill of the individual applying it. When the easy to use directions are followed accurately, ColorBond will maintain its flexibility and abrasion resistance  for a minimum of four years. Both Ford  performance specifications require that ColorBond  perform for the duration of a typical four year warranty. This includes UV stability, flex, and abrasion.

CW: Are the coating formulas you market exclusive to your use or do you also allow other coating companies to market your unique products?

ColorBond: The formulas are proprietary however we do manufacture private label colors for many customers

CW:  How do you go-to-market currently? Direct, Stocking Distributors, etc.?

Colorbond: We are nimble and have the capabilities to distribute to a wide spectrum of customers. The list includes stocking distributors, mobile technicians, retailers, catalogue houses, aftermarket parts distributors, private labels and more. We are very pleased with the performance of our web site, www.colorbondpaint.com. Two years ago we invested heavily in the redesign of our web site. The platform fully engages in social media and SEO. We speak directly to the consumer on a daily basis. This allows us to never lose the connection with the most important person, The Customer.

CW:  Are your target end-use markets growing and equally important, is Colorbond keeping pace? ColorBond: Our target end use markets expand every year and we continue to grow every year.  New markets continue to develop that we had never imagined such as painting 3-D substrates.

CW:  As an private individual, how can I order these coatings from Colorbond? Direct? Distributor?

ColorBond:  An individual  can order on line at www.colorbondpaint.com or contact us at 877-882-6567.

CW: Can you tell us about the Cleo Award that you established in 2014?

ColorBond: The Cleo Award was established to honor a legend in the automotive world, Mr Leo Kagan. Leo is 99 years old and was responsible for moving the SEMA show from Anaheim to its present location in Las Vegas. He has been a member of SEMA for 50 years. A $500 cash prize, and crystal vase are awarded to an individual who restores the interior of any make of  vehicle using ColorBond products. Last year’s winner restored a 1967 Cadillac Deville and this year’s winner restored a 1954 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith. The Rolls will be on display in our booth at SEMA this year. 

CW:  How do you go-to-market currently? Direct, Stocking Distributors, etc.?

Colorbond: “We directly market our bio-based functional coatings applied to adhesive sheet materials, such as are designed for anti-fingerprinting touch screen protectors (e-RACE™), through mass-marketing channels (internet, TV, printed catalogs, etc.).  We use fulfillment services for some of this.  We also spend a considerable amount of manpower publishing articles in industry publications. www.reactivesurfaces.com.  Using these approaches, we have been able to garner the attention of larger corporate partners who are interested in incorporating our additives or bio-based coatings containing these into their own product lines, and we are presently moving toward commercialization with several of them.” 

 

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New Colors Added to the ColorBond Portfolio

Posted on Dec 19, 2015. 0 comments

We are proud to announce new colors added to our selection. This brings the total number of colors available for our customers to 178.
  • 1984 GM Sequoia
  • 1990 Jag Autmn Tan
  • 1994 GM Black
  • 2001 Landrover Hyde Tan
  • VW Dove Gray
  • VW Tawny Gray

 Here are all the colors we have released in 2015:

Check out our Color Chart to find your color match for your vehicle.
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New Video: Redneck Garage Refinishes Steering Wheel With ColorBond

Posted on Dec 18, 2015. 0 comments

Our friend David Sutton from Redneck Garage just released a new video where he refinishes an old steering wheel using ColorBond. Check it out!

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Customer Success Story: Dennis K from Florida

Posted on Sep 30, 2015. 0 comments

Dennis K from Florida writes in:

"These are just a few pics of my 02 truck. The whole interior was an old dismal grey. With your product I'm making a total improvement to my old interior. I'm already thinking about more improvements I'm going to do. Thanks for your help. It was nice talking with you the day I started it, you don't usually get that kind of opportunity. Thanks again. Dennis K from Florida. Ps, I'm telling everyone about your product."
 

Thanks for the love, Dennis! If the rest of your truck turns out as half as good as this door panel and seat, you will have one sharp ride.


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Jay Van Houten Wins the 2nd Annual CLeo Award!

Posted on Sep 11, 2015. 1 comment

ColorBond is proud to announce that Jay Van Houten from MARS Automotive Reconditioning Center is the winner of the 2nd Annual CLeo Award for his expert refurbishing of the interior of a 1954 Rolls-Royce

 

 

The CLeo Award was created to recognize expert use of ColorBond paints for restoring autos. Jay will also have this car transported to Las Vegas for 2015 SEMA where it will be showcased at our table and we will also present him with the trophy and $500 cash after a press conference. We got a bunch of great submissions for this year's CLeo award, but Jay's Rolls Story really stood out.

 

Here's his story:

The Rolls project started when one of my favorite customers brought in a 1954 Rolls-Royce that he had acquired for his Limousine Company. The car is an all aluminum (eat your heart out Ford!) bodied Silver Wraith and may be one of only four from this coach builder.  The car is to be chauffer driven for weddings, proms,  and other special occasions.   The car was purchased from an estate and had been neglected for many years. 
 
My customer wanted to retain the original interior if possible and I agreed that with the tools I use for interior repair and the help of Colorbond, it could be possible.  Both of us understood it would not look new, but would be consistent with the age of the vehicle, and save hundreds of dollars that a reupholster job would cost.  This is, after all, a working vehicle!
 
After lots of work and help from both my interior restoration supplier and Colorbond, the car has been put in service and is a hit with the customers.
The owner and I decided on a slightly lighter color and it makes the interior look bright and inviting.  So far, it has been well received and in great demand.
  
As the car is used, there are more areas to work on, but overall, it looks great. 
 
The car does look stunning and Jay is definitely deserving of the award. Check out some more before and after shots.
 
BEFORE
 
 
 
 
 
AFTER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ColorBond to Present 2nd Annual CLeo Award at SEMA 2015

Posted on Aug 18, 2015. 0 comments

ColorBond is excited to present the 2nd annual CLeo Award at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas! Come join us in booth #23793 in the Main Hall from November 3-6. Just keep a look out for this Corvette seat:

 

Last year, Ken Bolen won the first ever CLeo award with his gorgeous restoration of a 1969 Cadillac that was once owned by Kay Stevens. This ride saw the glory days of the Rat Pack and Mr. Bolen expertly restored the car to its original luster. We showcased his vehicle at the recent 2015 Tech Show in Orlando, Florida.

 

 

This year, the winner will have their car showcased in our ColorBond booth for the week of SEMA as well as participate in the Las Vegas Cruise; a mile-long parade of 100 show vehicles beginning at the Convention Center and riding through downtown Vegas!

 

This will be the perfect way to celebrate Leo Kagen's 99th birthday and 50th year as a SEMA member. The CLeo Award was formed to honor Leo Kagen and to acknowledge excellence in using ColorBond products.

 

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