X-Treme, Inc has developed multiple unique and proprietary coatings for the automotive market. The SRT-Denim Resistant topcoats meet the General Motors Worldwide and Ford specifications for cleanability and passing both the blue jean and coffee stain tests – while removed with soap and water; flexibility, passing a 400,000 Bally flex test; and abrasion, passing 280,000 Wyzenbeeks.
The Double Polished Clear Coating has been on the market for more than 4 years thus far. This coating exhibits excellent optical properties and will not haze, yellow or fog over time. Its high abrasion resistance coupled with its heat and light stability make it well-suited for applications on boats, automobiles and convertible windows.
X-Treme’s PU topcoat has been on the Toyota dashboard for many years, passing Toyota’s proprietary “squeak test,” along with all other abrasion, elongation, and light/heat stability tests required. X-Treme’s PU topcoat has also been used in the upholstery industry for leather matching. X-Treme also has a “protein” type PU coating with excellent performance in automotive applications.
X-Treme’s PVC, PVC/Acrylic, and PU primer/barrier coat/correction coats have been used in automotive applications for 20 years. They provide excellent properties to the finished product, including adhesion, barrier, stretch and light/heat stability. Many of the major USA automotive PVC suppliers have used X-Treme’s primers, coatings and solvent-based inks for color correction.
X-Treme also produces a line of automotive-grade solvent inks, both as individual colors and in color matches. The same pigments present in X-Treme’s automotive-grade plasticized pigment dispersions are used in the solvent inks, thus eliminating metamerism in the finished product. Top of the line QC and color control testing includes a Saueressig laboratory proofer. Please consult X-Treme’s brochure on automotive-grade printing inks for further information.