Standox, the refinish paint brand from Wuppertal, Germany, launches Standofleet Industry Carbon Fibre Sealer U2080 that creates a smooth surface and provides excellent UV protection without compromising on the characteristic carbon fibre look.
From industrial parts to rear spoilers and bonnets, accessories and add-on parts made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) impress with their high rigidity and low weight. They also are popular thanks to their specific look, which often shows off the material’s characteristic weave. But the carbon fibre components are very porous so the challenge for bodyshops is to create a light and smooth surface without hiding the characteristic appearance. The new Standox Standofleet Industry Carbon Fibre Sealer U2080 has been formulated for this exact purpose. The polyurethane-based transparent pore filler offers excellent protection and good filling properties, while still preserving the carbon fibre effect.
Efficient application, excellent results
Standofleet Industry Carbon Fibre Sealer U2080 can be applied quickly and efficiently in two coats with a short intermediate flash-off time. Curing is also fast: at 50°C and 60°C the sealer hardens in 30 to 45 minutes. Next, refinishers sand and then apply the clear to increase the UV protection.
"With Standofleet Industry Carbon Fibre Sealer U2080, professional bodyhops can save time and material costs when processing carbon fibre components," says Harald Klöckner, Standox Manager Training and Technical Service for Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Compared to standard clear application, using this product reduces the number of application steps and material consumption."
Standox, one of the global refinish coating brands from Axalta Coating Systems, supports its customers with premium product quality and in-depth consultancy to help obtain the best results. As a leading European automotive refinish brand from Wuppertal, Germany, it delivers innovative product systems and superior colour-match accuracy and paint technology. Approvals from major car manufacturers reflect the brand’s position as a leading partner to the automotive industry. Standox helps professional refinishers achieve right-first-time results.