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How-to-videos "Tips4You".

How to paint in a professional way.


New training videos entitled Tips4You focus on everyday repair methods.

Paint expert Tony Mitchell shows how it's done right.

Video 12: Special Repair Processes - Tinted Clear Coats

As shown on the Axalta Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report, highly chromatic reds and in particular blue colours are becoming more and more popular. These very intense and vivid effect shades are setting a new trend in European car parcs. Spies Hecker developed a dedicated repair process to match the colour position and the strong deep effect of these highly brilliant colour shades using a tinted clear coat solution. If you want to find out more and want to know, how to repair these colours right first time, please tune in our latest Tips4You Video “Repair Processes - Tinted Clear Coats”.

Video 11: How to Prevent Pinholes

Pinholes or small craters in a finished job are a frustrating defect particularly when you don’t know the cause or how to prevent them in future. Normally these occur in solid colour basecoats, predominantly reds/whites, and are the result of over application of basecoat. In this video we look at measures you can take to prevent such defects and examine a new innovative product solution that will help you produce flawless results.

Video 10: Application Process in 1.5 Coats

As the majority of Spies Hecker Clear Coats can be applied in 1.5 coats, we want to share our tips for getting the most from this efficient process.

Video 9: Permasolid Primer Surfacer 5340 Multi-Functional Primer Surfacer, Direct to Metal or Plastic

Painting new spare parts of multiple-substrates is much easier with an efficient paint system. Reliable high quality results rely on a solid foundation like the Permasolid® Vario Surfacer 5340. In in this video we share our tips for consistent 1st time right results.

Video 8: Fixing paint defects in Dry Basecoat


From time to time unexpected end results pop-up when Permahyd Hi-TEC Basecoat is already dry.A blending mistake or dust / dirt contamination are the most common problems that painters are faced with.

Video 7: Blending-in With/Without Blending-in Additive


We know that when working with Permahyd Hi-TEC, the Blend-in Additive is only sometimes used.

In this short video we will show you when you should use Blend-in Additives and when you can do your paint job without it. Look out also for our other videos for blending-in on larger areas and how to repair a 3-stage colours.

Video 6: Optimal Colour Matching


There is an easier and more reliable way to find the correct colour formula than using fandeck color chips. Our colour specialist Inne Goossens guides Tony through the simple and effective digital colour retrieval process using ColorDialog Phoenix spectrophotometer and Phoenix software. The big hurdle all painters have, is to give up their established traditional work methods. Putting trust in a digital colour solution is a big challenge, but if you give it a chance you’ll find there is more to gain than to fear by using these modern tools.

Together with Permahyd® Hi-TEC Base Coat 480, you have not only the fastest way of application, but also the most efficient colour retrieval process

Video 5: Turbo Fast Repair Process


Seeing is believing! And in this video, we demonstrate a typical repair from start to finish and how the new Speed-TEC product assortment brings the ultimate in paint repair efficiency and productivity whilst consuming the lowest possible amount of energy. And with the fact that quality and appearance are not compromised – thanks to the newest Axalta technology.

This product range offers a new dimension to today’s bodyshop. If you are really interested to see this product range in a practical way, then take 10 minutes and a cup of coffee and watch what we can offer you!

Video 4: 3-Stage Repair Process


3 stage pearl colours are becoming more common, and they require certain attention in the refinish repair process if you want them 1st time right. Follow our tips on colour card preparation, correct undercoat color, application process and blending-in technique to help you achieve consistently good repairs using Permahyd Hi-TEC 480 basecoat.

Video 3: Blending-in Process


Halo's and visible transitions are the most common problems when blending-in high metallic colours. With Permahyd Hi-TEC there is a fast, reliable and repeatable process, which will help you get consistently good results as we show you in this video.

Video 2: Control Mottling


Painting a bonnet with "Permahyd Hi-TEC Performance 480" is easy if you follow our technical datasheets, but if you do need to fix some clouding and mottling problems with tricky colours, then you need to know the best way.

Video 1: Application Guide for Hi-TEC Performance System


In this video we show the essential aspects of applying "Permahyd Hi-TEC Performance 480"on the full side of a car. The focus on several key points like how the 1.5 coat process should look like, the importance of spray gun distance, how to control overlaps and how the basecoat should look whilst it’s still wet.

Follow these simple steps and you will improve your results.