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Two mixing tints, one goal: even more accurate colours.

The variety of OEM colours seems never ending. Currently, reds with a breathtakingly concentrated colour depth are hitting the market as special OEM colours. Spies Hecker offers two new solid-colour mixing tints to refinish these concentrated colours.

“Repairing these cars can take all the know-how refinishers possess, so we have to supply them with the right material,” says Dietmar Wegener, Colour Management Specialist at Spies Hecker. That is why the refinish brand has launched the Ruby Red and Bright Orange mixing tints as part of its Permahyd 280/285 and Permahyd Hi-TEC 480 ranges. Both mixing tints are notable for their outstanding chromaticity, which signals the depth of colour and its brilliance.

Ruby Red – for an intense red

The Ruby Red mixing tint is a highly chromatic, transparent, bluish red. “It is used to refinish some popular automotive colours. The relevant refinish formula can be downloaded from the Spies Hecker colour search software, so that our customers are able to repair OEM colours,” Wegener explains. The new Ruby Red mixing tint is available as Permahyd Hi-TEC WT311 Ruby Red and as Permahyd Mixing Tint 280 under code WB 804 Ruby Red. This mixing tint is already part of over 40 mixing formulas and is suitable for use in solid and effect colours, such as Volkswagen’s Fortanared and Ford Europe’s Red Rush.

Bright Orange – incredibly visible

“Mixing Tint WT 308 Bright Orange contains a high-performance orange pigment,” Wegener continues. “This mixing tint can be found in some new OEM colour formulas, including the Sakhir Orange colour tone by BMW and Imperial Orange used by Nissan. The new mixing tint closes an important gap on the colour spectrum as far as the development of orange and red hues is concerned.” The Bright Orange mixing tint is suitable for use in solid and effect paints.

Both mixing tints are available in 500ml tins.


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Spies Hecker, one of the global refinish coating brands from Axalta Coating Systems, develops optimum and practical paint system solutions that can make bodyshop work easier and more efficient. With more than 130 years of success behind it, Spies Hecker’s high-quality product systems, customised service and targeted training demonstrate its partnership with the refinish industry. Based in Cologne, Germany, it is one of the world’s leading vehicle refinish brands, and is available in over 76 countries worldwide.

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