Facts you should know... Do much more with much less!
1. You don't need new equipment to spray Onyx HD™
If your shop is already equipped with an HVLP spray gun, then you have the equipment to spray Onyx HD. In most cases you don't need new equipment apart from disposal containers for water.
2. Onyx HD is easily transported and stored
Unlike competitive systems, Onyx HD bases are solventborne concentrates. This reduces can size, increases shelf life and eliminates concerns about freezing.
3. Onyx HD is aligned with the BASF ColorMax systems
This ensures you an ideal color match. Even if you are restoring an older vehicle that was finished in solventborne, each color in the system has a waterborne equivalent to the solventborne original.
4. BASF supports your staff throughout the transition
While Onyx HD is easy to integrate into your shop, there are some set-up, mixing and disposal processes you will want to learn as you begin using a waterborne system. BASF's comprehensive training program helps you make the transition.
5. Fast application and flash times improve throughput
Onyx HD requires only two coats (flash to matte) and then a mist coat for effect pigment orientation. And under conditions of adequate airflow, flash times are comparable to solvent.
6. In most cases, no additives are needed with Onyx HD
However, for the repair area on critical colors, such as gold or silver, you'll want to prepare the area with Onyx Blender Pro
7. There is no significant difference in drying times
The drying of the basecoat depends on the bodyshop's temperature, humidity and air circulation. But on average, Onyx HD dries in about 15 minutes at 70° F (20° C) and in about three minutes with infrared short-wave.
8. Waterborne is really are better for the environment
Onyx HD enables you to reduce your basecoat solvent emissions by approximately 90 percent with the same high-quality finish you expect from R-M®.