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Axalta to Bring Chrome, Color and Classics to Columbus

June 28, 2016
By Business Wire News


Are you ready for one of the hottest hot rod shows in the Midwest? The Goodguys 19th PPG Nationals will turn up the heat at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, on July 8-10. Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will support this show as well as several other custom car shows across the country this year. Axalta will be in Columbus with Paul Quinn of Design Brilliance, who will faux paint chrome moldings on Joe Hall’s 1966 Chevrolet C-10 short bed pickup truck that was painted with Axalta’s Spies Hecker® basecoat.

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Axalta will be in Columbus with Paul Quinn of Design Brilliance, who will faux paint chrome moldings ...

Axalta will be in Columbus with Paul Quinn of Design Brilliance, who will faux paint chrome moldings on Joe Hall’s 1966 Chevrolet C-10 shortbed pickup truck painted with Axalta’s Spies Hecker® basecoat. (Photo: Axalta)

If you love cars, this nationally recognized event is for you, as it attracts more than 6,500 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks from 1972 and earlier. Builders and enthusiasts will gather to network, develop ideas and answer the all-important question, “What color should I paint my new project car?”

Axalta representatives will be on hand to offer show attendees amazing examples of automotive art created with our brilliant paint including all of our global refinish brands: Cromax®, Nason®, Standox® and Spies Hecker, as well as our Hot Hues™ line of custom colors.

Axalta will also feature its 2016 Paint Outside the Can Contest. The contest is an invitation to automotive painters from across the United States and Canada to unleash their creativity using any Axalta-branded coating system to paint and decorate an unused, standard one-gallon paint can.

Submissions will be recognized and displayed via select social media channels throughout the contest. After the contest closes on September 15, 2016, six “Celebrity Picks” will be selected by industry celebrities who will vote for their favorites based on creativity, execution and degree of difficulty. In addition, six “Fan Favorites” will be chosen by fans based on the number of photo “likes” that these favorites received on Axalta’s Instagram page. Finally, one “Best-in-Show” grand prize winner will be selected from the six “Celebrity Picks.”

To help make it easy to find us at events, visit Axalta’s event website that includes information about the shows and Axalta’s participation. The shows enable various types of car enthusiasts to interact with us, gather firsthand information about paint use and garner application ideas.

To learn more about Axalta, follow us on our North America Refinish social media channels.

About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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