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News   January 7, 2011   by CARS Magazine

AkzoNobels Wanda Waterbase Makes a Big Splash in Canada

To meet recent government regulations implemented by Environment Canada, collision repair professionals have welcomed AkzoNobel’s exciting new low VOC Wanda Waterbase basecoat system into the Canadian market.

As part of AkzoNobel’s fast-growing Wanda car refinish brand, Wanda Waterbase is specially designed to make “going green” easier than ever. That’s because the system, comprised of low VOC primer, clearcoat and waterborne basecoat, utilizes a simplified approach to mixing ratios, segment leading comprehensive color documentation and color matching tools to provide a “right-the-first-time” finish, every time.

“We are very excited about the Wanda Waterbase system because it not only provides fantastic color match capability, but virtually eliminates complexities associated with many compliant systems,” said Mark Rapson, AkzoNobel’s Business Manager of Trade Brands, North America. “Painters can now achieve compliance and quality performance with unbelievable simplicity and value.”

Ideal for small repairs or total re-sprays; the Wanda Waterbase system delivers fantastic quality, value and color match accuracy with these easy-to-use products:

Wanda Waterbase Basecoat – Provides great coverage, easy application, accurate color match, blendability, and a consistently smooth, uniform finish.

Wanda Low VOC Primer / Sealer – As a primer it offers great color holdout, filling and sanding properties, and very good adhesion to substrates. When used as a wet-on-wet non-sanding sealer, it offers a uniform surface for topcoat.

Wanda Low VOC Clear – A fast-drying clearcoat offering excellent appearance, durability and gloss retention.

With fewer components and ease of application, body shops can obtain great results easily and cost effectively?making the Wanda Waterbase system the Smart Choice for their car refinish requirements.

For more information about Wanda Waterbase and the full range of Wanda products and color tools, visit our website at Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on Wanda activities.

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