From digest.v7.n1290 Thu Mar 12 12:32:52 1998
From: "jason h. leung" <jleung20_at_flash.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 09:43:30 -0600
Subject: Clarification of automobile paint manuf.
Here is a clarification of my findings on automotive paint for those
that have asked:
Three German brands are:
I've gotten conflicting information on which Auto manufacturers
(Benz, BMW, P-car....etc.) use which brands as OE, and whether
they use a single brand or not.
Anyways, Glasurit seems fairly common on BMWs in NA. Because
we seem to complain that Glasurit paint is rather soft and
chippable, Duane recently refinished his car w/ Standox paint
(which is supposedly MB's paint of choice in NA.) I on the
other hand have chosen to reshoot my fender and front bumper
cover with Spies Hecker, based on nothing but the opinion of my
body shop that Spies Hecker is "has less American ingredients and is
of higher quality than Standox." That's only an opinion.
Anyways, what is interseting to note here is that while both Standox and
Spies Hecker are owned by the Hoechst Group, an enormous
group of associated companies that specialize in life sciences and
industry, Spies Hecker and Standox really duke it out in the marketplace.
Anyways, the following are links to each manufacturers site:
and for the hoechst group, http://www.hoechst.com
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