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Glasurit Coatings Play a Major Supporting Role in US TV Series

Published on 2009-01-14. Author : SpecialChem

It is also possible to shine in supporting roles, as Glasurit 90 Line has now demonstrated. The waterborne paint system was used in the restoration of a 300 SL Gullwing Mercedes in the North American TV series. As a result, this sought-after classic car now gleams again as new - in the original colour of 1957, but in one of today's most advanced paint systems.

The Gullwing Mercedes enjoys cult status and received a complete overhaul over the past months by the Legendary Motorcar company in Toronto, Canada. The renovation work process was filmed by the team from "Dream Car Garage", a successful US television series that is devoted to the restoration of classic cars. SPEED Channel viewers were able to follow the process of gradually returning the 50-year-old car to its original pristine condition and appearance.

The experts also succeeded in restoring the Gullwing to its original colour. Thanks to the colour library of Glasurit in Münster, one of the biggest in the world, it was possible to identify the original colour from the year 1957. The car was finished using Glasurit's 90 Line waterborne products. "The Glasurit 90 Line waterborne basecoat system is undoubtedly the best waterborne system on the market today," says Peter Klutt, presenter of Dream Car Garage.

At its first public appearance following restoration, the classic car immediately won an automotive beauty contest, the "Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance" in Rochester, Michigan, USA. The jury selected the Gullwing for the "Award of Excellence" for its elegant design, beauty and style.

Source: Glasurit

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