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Artist Spotlight: Shannon MacDonald

Acclaimed artist Shannon MacDonald has wowed fans all over the world with her unmistakable talent and creativity. Known for her vivid, daring, hyper-realistic expressions, Shannon’s art has graced everything from guitars, drums, motorcycles, boats and cars to her immensely popular canvases and illustrations.

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Goodguys Custom Rod of the Year Award Won by PPG-painted Studebaker

A gleaming black 1953 Studebaker was named the 2016 Goodguys Custom Rod of the Year. The car was customized and painted by Alan Johnson and his team at Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop in Gadsden, Ala., using PPG refinish products.

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Cam Miller Wins SEMA Battle of the Builders

Cam Miller, working out of his shop HS Customs in Logan, Utah, took the big prize at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas, claiming the prestigious 2016 Battle of the Builders award with a PPG-painted brilliant white 1969 Camaro.

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PPG Offers a Colorful Mix at SEMA

PPG is rolling out a rainbow of cars, trucks and motorcycles at booth 24601 at this year’s SEMA show set for Nov. 1–4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Show visitors are invited to the PPG display to see what happens when the industry’s premium refinish products are placed in the hands of the custom car world’s most talented builders and painters.

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PPG-Painted Custom Builds Take Major Goodguys Awards

A 1967 Chevelle and a 1961 Ford F-100 pickup—both painted with PPG products—earned top honors from the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association last week.

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PPG in Full Color at SEMA

PPG is tipping its hat to color through a display of dazzling paint jobs and world-class custom cars, trucks and motorcycles at this year’s SEMA show set for Nov. 1–4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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PPG Painted Cars and Trucks Shine at Shades of the Past

Cars and trucks bearing PPG finishes carried off several key awards at the annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup held September 9–10 at Dollywood Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. This year the event introduced the Street Rodder Triple Crown of Rodding consisting of three prestigious honors.

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PPG-Painted Oldsmobile Wins Hot August Nights Cup

A dazzling 1939 Oldsmobile Series 60 convertible dubbed “Olds Cool,” painted by Charley Hutton using PPG products, captured the inaugural Hot August Nights Cup on August 6 at the recent namesake classic car competition in Reno, Nev.

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PPG Shines at the Goodguys Nationals

PPG Industries took a starring role at the 19th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals held July 8–10 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The annual PPG Dream Car award winners were named, and a PPG-painted car took Street Rod of the Year honors.

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PPG's Charley Hutton Delivers Another Ridler Award-Winning Finish

An immaculate 1939 Oldsmobile convertible sporting a custom-mixed metallic PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance finish by renowned painter Charley Hutton won the 53rd annual Ridler Award at the recent 2016 Detroit Autorama held at Cobo Hall on the city’s waterfront.

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Darryl Hollenbeck Claims 2016 AMBR Award with His PPG-Painted Roadster

Acclaimed custom car builder and painter Darryl Hollenbeck won the 2016 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award at the Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) held at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., Jan. 29–31.

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DITZLER® Satin Clear Poster Now Available

This awesome 1969 Camaro built and painted by Detroit Speed, Inc sports the low gloss finish that can be achieved using the newly released DITZLER® Satin Clear Kit. A great addition for any shop or car enthusiast’s collection!

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PPG Launches Ditzler® Satin Clear Kit

PPG’s lineup of VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes has been expanded with the launch of DSC5250 Ditzler Satin Clear Kit. The new kit includes a quart of VC5250 Ditzler Satin Clear and a half pint of VH7250 Ditzler Satin Clear Hardener.

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2015 Limited Edition Metal Sign

Looking to expand your sign collection? Or maybe just wanting to add some vintage art to your shop? The 2015 Limited Edition Vibrance Collection custom finishes Metal Sign is now available.

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Available Now—VWM500 Custom Midcoat

PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced VWM500 Custom Midcoat, a solvent-borne, VOC-compliant VIBRANCE COLLECTION® product formulated exclusively for application with waterborne basecoats. VWM500 allows painters to use Vibrance Collection special-effect pigments and dyes to seamlessly create multiple color layers—including custom candies, micas or pearl midcoat layers—over waterborne basecoats.

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New VC5700 DITZLER® Custom Clear

PPG Automotive Refinish has expanded its line of Vibrance Collection custom paint finishes with the addition of VC5700 Ditzler Custom Clear. Designed to work with all Vibrance Collection custom colors, the new clear delivers show-quality gloss for restoration, refinish and custom work.

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Updates to the PPG Show Truck

So by now you've probably seen the new patriotic paint job on the PPG Show Truck. Now check out all the cool new updates that have been added.

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PPG Show Truck Gets a Bold New Look

PPG Automotive Refinish has repainted its popular show truck. The truck, a 75-foot 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer rig now features a fresh red, white and blue paint scheme reminiscent of the stars and stripes of the American flag. The spectacular paint job shows off the vibrant colors, extreme graphics and unrivaled special effects that PPG’s commercial products inspire and encourage.

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2015 PPG Show Truck Tour Dates Released

PPG Automotive Refinish has announced the 2015 appearance schedule of its colorful show truck. The truck, a popular crowd-pleaser at all its tour stops, is a 75-foot 2007 Coronado Freightliner tractor-trailer rig. This year it sports a new paint scheme that highlights the vibrant colors, ingenious graphics and matchless special effects that PPG’s advanced PPG refinish products allow and encourage.

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Bobby Alloway's PPG-Painted Roadster Wins 2015 AMBR Award

A Bobby Alloway-built car won the 2015 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award at the recent Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) held Jan. 23-25 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. The striking 1933 roadster, owned by Larry Olson of Sioux Falls, S.D., was finished by Alloway and drew approval from the show judges and the crowd alike. The AMBR, an eight-foot tall trophy, is awarded annually and is regarded as the ultimate recognition of a roadster-style hot rod. It was Alloway’s second time winning the prestigious award; his first was in 2003. Alloway also won Best Rod of the GNRS this year with the '37 Chevrolet coupe that was in the top ten in the Builder's Challenge at SEMA this past November.

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Custom Restoration Guide - Now Available

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Custom Builders and Restorations was developed by PPG Refinish with you in mind. No matter what vehicle or vehicle substrate you are working on, this guide outlines PPG's recommended process for successfully surface prepping and painting your project.

Along with these SOPs, you should also refer to the helpful information contained in PPG's product data sheets that are available for each of the products you will be using. We hope you find this guide an easy-to-follow, valuable asset for achieving your vision — a beautiful paint finish that will last for years.

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