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New Standothek guide for special effect paints

Car manufacturers love to attract attention to new models with the help of special effect paints, and when that happens, Standox pays particular attention. With its new Standothek guide on special effect paints, Standox provides many practical examples and tips, because even for experienced refinishers, some of these complex special effect paints are very challenging.

In many instances, the colour intensity, the effect or the particular gloss level of paint can only be reproduced with the help of a special build-up and process. Over 28 pages and with the help of specific examples, the new Special Effect Paints Standothek shows in a clear way how to repair different paint finishes in order to achieve an immaculate result. The guide’s detailed descriptions focus in particular on liquid metallic effects, two-stage paints with tinted clearcoats, three-stage effect finishes, four-stage finishes and matt finishes, and always accompanies them with specific OEM paint examples.

Kevin Welling, Training Academy Manager for Axalta Coatings Systems in the UK and Ireland, knows from experience how tricky these repairs can be. “Jobs needing multi-stage basecoats, translucent effect spray passes or tinted clearcoats in order to match a colour exactly, require impeccable – in other words, invisible paint repairs which can represent a challenge even to experienced professionals,” he says. “That’s why correctly produced sample panels are an important tool. Although the production of paint sample panels requires a little more time, in the end it is a quicker and more cost-effective way to achieve the optimal finish. With its precise information, this new Standothek offers our bodyshop partners practical and reliable support.”

Global refinish brand Standox has, for many years, provided professional refinishers with its Standothek guides, which are unique in the industry, and offer qualified, expert knowledge on different paint topics. The new Special Effect Paints Standothek can be found on the Standox website at, or free copies can be ordered from the Standox webshop at

About Standox

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.

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New Standothek guide for special effect paints