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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 16: Application and blending of 2-stage colours


Permacron Base Coat 293/295 is the established and well known solventborne basecoat technology from Spies Hecker. After more than 30 years of success, this quality is still called “painter’s best friend” in a lot of markets around the globe. Because of this, our latest release of the Tips4You training video edition focusses on Permacron Base Coat 293/295 and it’s most efficient and professional use. Learn more about the general application, best practice blending technique and take some of our expert’s advanced tips and tricks to achieve excellent mottling control.   


Video 15: 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 14: Permasolid Race Clear Coat 8700


The new technology we use to promote rapid processing whilst offering energy saving drying possibilities in our Permasolid HS Race Clear Coat 8700 requires a slightly different process for fading out and spot repairs.

This video contains step by step instructions to get the best results using Permacron Race Blender 1070 and looks at quick and easy defect removal & polishing to ensure winning results and full speed productivity.


Video 13: Permasolid Speed-TEC Clear Coat 8810


When you need to reach top speed, reach for our latest clearcoat. Used as part of the complete Speed-TEC System, it significantly cuts process times. Speed-TEC Clear Coat 8810 is made for time and energy saving, specially at lower temperature of 40°C or even just 20°C. Thanks to new Axalta technology it also wins when it comes to processing properties as flexible application, improved filling power and good vertical stability.



Video 12: 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 11: Permahyd® Base Coat 280 - Blending


Permahyd® Base Coat 280 allows simple and safe processing for all types of repair. With over 25 years in the market, it’s easy to overlook how good and simple this basecoat really is!

Evgeny will demonstrate the correct application and blending process along with his Tips4You.


Video 10: Permasolid® Vario Primer Surfacer 5340: Multi-functional, 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 9: Permahyd® Hi-TEC 480: Mazda 46G Machine Gray


Mazda 46G Machine Grey is an increasing popular and challenging OEM colour for many bodyshops to repair successfully.

In this video we explain the most important tips and steps that will help you enable reliable good quality results.


Video 8: Fixing paint defects in dry Base Coat


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.

Follow our tips for a quick fix.


Video 7: Blending-in with / without Blend-in Additive 1050/1051


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 - 100% Digital


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.