From sedan to speedster.
Murray Pfaff, a professional automotive designer at Pfaff Designs in Royal Oak, Michigan, transformed a classic '59 Imperial Sedan into a one-of-a kind two-seater, the Imperial Speedster. The speedster's topaz paint finish was a true test for the color-matching accuracy of PPG's waterborne basecoat. On five separate occasions, Pfaff and his team mixed a new batch of a metallic color, then painted the fender, hood, and another fender until they finally completed the job. Once the car was assembled, the color match was perfect, with an absolutely consistent finish and no mismatches in color, tone, or texture. It was the result of using PPG's Envirobase High performance waterborne system.
A one-day workshop was given by a PPG training manager to Murray and his team, allowing them a chance to see the waterborne system in action, and realize its merits. It was then determined that the Envirobase High performance product would deliver the premium look needed for the custom car.
For custom restoration to be done right, the car had to be painted in pieces. The speedster was delivered to the training center disassembled. Two technicians used Envirobase HP basecoat in a Jaguar metallic topaz color formula. Even though they worked piecemeal, the color match was right on the money when the car was reassembled.
According to Pfaff, the finish is stunning. Read More >>