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28 3 ©2014 PPG Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. The PPG logo, Bringing innovation to the surface and Envirobase are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. Like works of art, extraordinary automobiles demand perfection should they need repair. This especially applies to the paint finish, where an owner's discerning eye expects a flawless reproduction—a demand easily met with Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat. This advanced technology offers industry-leading features for duplicating today's OEM finishes accurately and efficiently: • Anti-settle toners for accurate, consistent color • Waterborne-sprayed color chips—what you select is what you'll get • Superb control of metallics for alignment with original finish • Time-saving engine bay/interior repair system • Easy to apply and blend Create works of art in your paint operation. Upgrade to Envirobase High Performance basecoat. With ENVIROBASE ® High Performance Basecoat. The Envirobase High Performance system is approved by Mercedes-Benz for refinish warranty work. PPG REPAINT REPORTER VOLUME 73, NUMBER 1 SPRING 2014 EXECUTIVE EDITOR CRISTINA FRONZAGLIA CREATIVE DIRECTOR T. JON WORDEN DESIGN DIRECTOR DAVE BUFFINGTON DESIGN STAFF MARK FRANCISCO BOB SANTORO MANAGING EDITOR MEREDITH SIMPSON CONTRIBUTING EDITOR KELLY BALL WRITERS ELI GREENBAUM JOHN MCQUILLAN CATHY NELSON JOHN WOODWARD T. JON WORDEN PRODUCTION MANAGER SHELLIE HILL CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS NANCIE BATTAGLIA, KEN FRIBERG, BRIAN HARRISON, JOHN JACKSON, ROBERT KIRKHAM, MIKE LICHTER, TINA TOURIKIS, BRAD ZIEGLER PPG REPAINT REPORTER IS PUBLISHED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PPG AUTOMOTIVE REFINISH. SEND COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLICATION TO: PPG INDUSTRIES REPAINT REPORTER EDITOR 19699 PROGRESS DRIVE STRONGSVILLE, OHIO 44149 REFINCOMMDPT@PPG.COM OR, FAX TO: (440) 572-6880 LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS PPG REPAINT REPORTER ISSUE? LIMITED COPIES ARE AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL PPG DISTRIBUTOR OR PPG SALESPERSON. PPG DISTRIBUTORS CAN ORDER BY CONNECTING TO PPG CENTRAL VIA WWW.PPGCENTRAL.BIZ AND USING THE PART NUMBER ON BACK COVER. ON THE COVER This fire truck is a shining example of the many specialty vehicles KME and its 700 employees design and build for industry, emergencies agencies and the military. DEPARTMENTS 4 INSIDE LINE Greg Benckart, VP, Americas, PPG Automotive Refinish, examines the necessity of adaptability. 5 TEAM PPG John Deere Supplier of the Year, Olympic performance, PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year and more. 6 SHOP PROFILE Creativity helps Frank's Collision Repair separate itself from the rest with breakthrough advertising. 16 TECH TALK Catch of the Day: Chris MacMahan teaches you how to airbrush a classic fish scale pattern. 22 TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS At Tom Wood Automotive, embracing change was the first step for turning opportunities into success. 24 SHOP PROFILE After three decades with another brand, Minnesota's legendary Roger's Rod & Customs shifts to PPG. 26 IN LIVING COLOR With new features and efficiencies, the updated RAPIDMATCH ® software workflow increases speed and accuracy. 32 GALLERY Waves, wings and two wheelers take this issue's inspiration honors. 36 WHAT'S NEW PPG and Team Penske are hitting the circuit at races across North America. Follow us online: 10 10 MAKING SHELBY PROUD The legend keeps growing as Shelby American designs and builds to the same performance level of its iconic founder, Carroll Shelby. 14 BRUSHWORKS OF ART From airbrush portraiture to pinstripes, Chris MacMahan of Aerografix transforms rides into rolling exhibitions. 18 EMERGENCY SERVICE KME specializes in building fire and rescue vehicles that first responders across the globe depend on. 28 GRAYS MATTER Learn how spectral gray undercoats and translucent color are the advanced solution for matching today's more complex OE finishes.

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