February 18, 2013 – Burnaby, BC: False Creek Collision is proud to announce that they’ve made the transition to a paint system that is completely waterborne. In automotive repair, this is a unique commitment to the environment and a big step towards reducing their carbon footprint. Due to government regulations, all collision repair centres in Canada must now use low-VOC (volatile organic compound) basecoat paints. Basecoat is the colour for the car. What makes False Creek Collision stand out from the rest of the industry is that they have chosen to use a primer and a clearcoat that are also water-based, making their system 100 percent waterborne. Bernhard Rubbert, owner of False Creek Collision, has spent his career in the automotive refinish industry and recently made the switch to the premium- quality Aquabase® Plus paint system by PPG. “I’ve always been environmentally-minded and therefore was pleased when the Canadian government introduced the regulations. PPG has allowed me to go a step beyond what is required by offering the products I need to be as environmentally-friendly as possible in my business,” explains Rubbert. Developed by PPG Industries, a world-leading supplier of automotive coatings, Aquabase® Plus is an environmentally progressive, waterborne paint system. According to Rubbert, some 75% of today’s new cars and light trucks are finished with waterborne technology, so the Aquabase® Plus system offers impressive colormatching capability should the original finish of a customer’s vehicle ever need repair.
“Our customers are also pleased to know that our refinish work using the Aquabase® Plus system is backed by the PPG Lifetime Paint Performance Guarantee,” said Rubbert. “It’s good for as long as they own their vehicle.”
To celebrate their achievement False Creek is hosting an Open House on Saturday March 2, 2013 from 11:00am until 3:00pm. The Mayor of Burnaby, Mr. Derek Corrigan, and his wife, MLA Mrs. Kathy Corrigan have confirmed their attendance at a brief opening ceremony. Our technicians will be on hand, at three workstations in the shop to demonstrate the most modern collision repair technologies.
Snacks, especially the famous German Currywurst, and drinks will be served. Anybody interested in learning more about the collision industry and waterborne paint is welcome to attend.