When you think of who the top environmental champions are, the auto industry probably doesn’t immediately leap to mind. But recently, great strides have been made to be more eco-friendly from greater fuel efficiency to more sustainable parts to environmentally friendly auto paint. Waterdown Collision is proud to offer environmentally friendly auto paint services that are better for the world around us than traditional auto paint.
What do we mean by environmentally friendly?
This is a common question. Most people don’t even know there is an environmentally friendly auto paint. For automotive coatings to be effective, they must be able to withstand a wide variety of elements from rain, to humidity to extreme temperatures.
The main thing that makes a coating environmentally friendly or not is how the paint is thinned when it is being applied to the vehicle.
Traditionally, auto paint has been “solvent borne”. These types of paints use petrochemical products as the main ingredient to thin the paint. The result is that a large amount of volatile organic compounds (VOC) are released into the air while your car is being painted. These chemicals can contribute not only to air pollution, but they can also be extremely irritating to anyone who has respiratory issues such as asthma or allergies.
Eco-friendly auto paint on the other hand are “waterborne”, meaning that water is the main ingredient for thinning the paint. This greatly reduces the VOC emissions that are being released into the atmosphere.
Choosing a waterborne option clearly has less impact on the environment, and it helps everyone to breathe a little easier.
But what will look best on my car?
While most people appreciate that we use a product that is better for the environment, some may be concerned that it may not perform as well as traditional products.
There is no need to worry! Environmentally friendly auto paints have come a long way in recent years, and thanks to technological advances, these coatings perform just as well as traditional paints. In fact, at Waterdown Collision, we are able to meet or exceed industry standards.
Benefits of waterborne coatings
When our customers learn of the benefits of waterborne auto coatings, the choice is clear:
- Accurate colour matching – less tinting is required than with other paints. This makes obtaining a highly accurate colour match much easier. Whether you need a complete paint job or a simple spot repair, you can be assured of great colour.
- Fast drying – get your car back faster with this fast drying coating.
- Great coverage – a high performance coating that allows for easy blending and gives excellent coverage.
- Low VOC – with less harmful emissions, waterborne coatings are much easier on the environment. In fact, this product is practically odourless – even during the painting process.
The clear choice
It sometimes seems like today’s consumers must make a choice between choosing an effective product and one that is good for the environment. Fortunately, that is not the case with auto paint. Today’s environmentally friendly auto paints are an excellent choice for any car.
If you are considering getting a new paint job done on your vehicle and you’re interested to hear more about environmentally friendly auto paint then contact Waterdown Collision, as we are proud to offer a more eco-friendly paint option to our customers.