Glasurit 151-170 and UVFastlane 2K, the Perfect Combination:
Whether your customer already uses UV primer or still uses conventional primer, the combination of the Glasurit 151-170 and the UVFastlane 2K cart has the power to revolutionize their business.
UV primer has failed to keep the productivity promise that was made in 2004 when the technology launched in the collision repair industry. Adoption have stayed relatively low throughout for a number of reasons including the following:
1. The UV primers available simply did not look like primer. It was too clear so preppers just did not want to adapt to it. Many felt uncomfortable using it or ended up using too much of it because of its transparency then were disappointed with the results.
2. Usage of UV primer was limited to spot fixes where you could set up a lamp stand. There was no continuous motion technology to facilitate using the primer on larger repairs.
3. The UV primers had a film that had to be wiped before the product could be sanded. This added an awkward step to the process.
The Glasurit 151-170 and UVFastlane combination eliminates all of those concerns. Unlike previous UV primers, the 151-170 actually looks like conventional primer so convincing preppers to make the switch is a lot easier. Additionally, the 151-170 needs the least amount of sanding of any primer in the industry and uses the least amount of material and no longer needs to have any film wiped off before it can be sanded. As far as repair size, since the handheld irradiator on the UVFastlane 2K can go around the car, repairs of any size can be quickly and competently completed.
When you combine the perfect chemistry of the 151-170 with the literally instantaneous curing power provided by the UVFastlane 2K, customers will see drastic improvements in speed, productivity, and profitability.
Continuous Motion - in spraying and in curing, the ONLY solution:
The entire basis of static UV light curing is a flawed premise. This is what the other UV system manufacturers failed to grasp in their designs. It is not a matter of just adding power to the systems. Because of the nature of light and heat dissipation, when you are fully curing the panel right at the center of the light, you are under-curing the area around it. If you run the light long enough to fully cure the outer diameter of the repair, you are overheating the center of the panel. This leads to many people running their static lights for a period of time somewhere in between over-baking and under-curing and resulting in a panel that looks cured but has the risk of delaminating and having angry customers coming back after months.
As you can see in the image above, even though the competitor's light is more than adequate to cure the very center of the panel, it provides barely half the necessary dosage to cure 8 mil after a full two minutes. This discrepancy is not just a symptom of the light wattage as can be seen in the image below.
The above was done with a light more powerful than the second most powerful lamp in the automotive collision repair industry and despite the fact that it does a better job of curing a repair with a 6 inch radius, it fails to provide the necessary dosage for one with a 9 inch radius. This light also brings with it the added dilemma of serious overheating of the panel.
The only solution to the UV curing problem in collision repair is continuous motion. This is why SPDI has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars developing and patenting the technology. Nobody would spray a car without moving the spray gun. It is just a result of shady sales tactics and ignorance of the science behind UV curing that has gotten us here.
Still, we recognize that it is sometimes difficult for customers to visualize just how much of a game changer the UVFastlane + Glasurit 151-170 combination is so we have put together the following tool to help you educate customers.
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If you are unfamiliar with the revolutionary 151-170, we recommend you watch the video below:
We have a number of sales documents and brochures available to you. You can print them here but if you would like us to send some to you, simply fill out the sales flyer request form at this link and we will get these in the mail for you within a business day or two.
Sales Demo Units:
We know it can be difficult to convince a customer who has been doing collision repair for years without UV primer. Having a couple of glossy flyers will often not be enough to convince someone to potentially revolutionize their business. This is why at SPDI in Delray Beach, we have a number of Sales Demo units available for BASF distributors to borrow for customer demonstrations. Unlike the UVFastlane 2K Cart, the Sales Demo Units are designed to fit in even a small trunk. The units essentially pack the technology of the UVFastlane system into a suitcase. If you would like to borrow one of these units, simply submit the form and a representative will give you a call to arrange delivery. As long as you are a verified BASF distributor and the unit comes back undamaged, there is no cost for this loan beyond the shipping charges.
Frequently Asked Question:
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the Glasurit 151-170 as well as the UVFastlane 2K cart for your convenience below. If you have any additional question that is not covered though, please do not hesitate to reach out either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1(844) 258-7457.
How do I properly prep for a repair?
Thoroughly clean the parts that will be repaired with Glasurit 541-5 or equivalent. Sand the area to be primed with P180 – P220. Allow 20 seconds flash and cure with an appropriate UV lamp. Once cured, the primer can be sanded with P 400 - P500 or finer if necessary for certain colors.
What should I clean the 151-170 with after sanding?
Glasurit 700-1 would be an excellent choice for removing any sanding residue and preparing the primer for Glasurit 55 Line, Glasurit 22 Line or Glasurit 90 Line topcoats.
How many coats of UV primer can be applied?
Don’t think of the repair in terms of coats. The maximum film build that 151-170 can be sprayed is 8 mils. If more than 8 mils are applied, the UV energy cannot penetrate the film to cure the primer. If more than 8 mils of UV primer are needed, multiple applications of primer need to occur. Therefore, spray the first application to less than 8 mils, flash, cure and sand. Then additional primer can be added to this repair. Glasurit 151-170 does not completely hide at 8 mils, but there is plenty of primer to finish a flawless repair.
Why is a dark cup or non-transparent cup recommended?
Sunlight or stronger lights can begin to cure the 151-170 in a transparent cup.
How do I use the Glasurit 151-170 UV Primer Grey?
The 1K nature of 151-170 makes it quite simple and easy to use. Always wear proper PPE: gloves, safety glasses and spay suit. You should also wear a proper respirator when spraying. For panel prep, clean with 541-5 or equivalent, sand with 180 – 220, blow off and re-clean with 541-5. Tack the surface to be primed. To use the 151-170, open the top of the 151-170 can and pour sufficient material into your covered cup for the job. Warm up the UV light prior to application of the primer. Spray medium coats of Glasurit 151-170 primer on the affected areas, allowing 5 minutes flash between coats. Remember, you will always be able to see through the primer. If sprayed to hiding the primer is too thick for proper cure.
What is the biggest job that I could use 151-170 UV Primer on?
With the UVFastlane 2K cart, you can complete any-sized job. The handheld irradiator has a long enough cord to go around the car in order to accommodate this and get instant curing. If you can spray it, you can cure it instantly.
Can Glasurit 151-170 be used in compliant areas of North America?
Yes, Glasurit 151-170 can be used in all North American markets. It is a very high solids, low VOC primer.
Wow, 180 is pretty deep. Are you sure 151-170 can fill a 180 grit scratch?
Yes, Glasurit 151-170 will easily fill a 180 grit scratch with no dieback or lifting issues on cured paint surfaces.
Is the 151-170 a 1K product?
Yes, Glasurit 151-170 is 1K, meaning no messy mixing. Unused material can be stored in a dark cup or returned to the original container to be used later. Ensure the 151-170 is always thoroughly stirred or shaken prior to use.
Is 151-170 considered direct to metal?
Yes, Glasurit 151-170 is a DTM primer.
Can I use 151-170 on plastics?
If plastic parts are primed with 934-10 Glasurit 1K Plastic Adhesion Primer, the product can be used on all coatable plastics that are commonly used in the automotive industry.
What is the difference between the old 151-70 and the new 151-170?
The existing Glasurit 151-70 UV primer set the stage for UV primer performance more than 10 years ago. Glasurit chemists have continued to explore upgrades to UV technology in terms of resins, curing systems and UV coating design. The new 151-170 flows to a much smoother surface, is self-guide coating, does not have a tacky or sticky layer on the surface when cured, and provides an exceptionally fast cure. The new 151- 170 provides exceptionally fast cure with great filling capabilities. Once cured, the Glasurit UV primers is 100% cured which means no dieback or shrinkage in repair areas.
Does the 151-170 come in different colors?
At this time the Glasurit 151-170 only comes in gray.
What spray gun do I use with the 151-170 primer?
HVLP gravity-feed spray gun 1.1 mm 0.7 bar at the nozzle or compliant gravity-feed spray gun: 1.1 mm, 2.0 bar a
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What are the safety precautions for the 151-170 UV primer?
UV primer requires the same respiratory protection as regular primer, supplied air is best, disposable cartridge respirators are the minimal requirement. A dust mask is not appropriate!
What are the safety precautions for the UV Fastlane 2K ?
When using any UV light to cure primer, proper protective equipment must be utilized. The operator of the light should cover all exposed skin. Long pants, long sleeves, gloves and a face-shield should be utilized. Anyone within 15 feet of the UV light should wear UV rated eye protection. All shop personnel should be aware of the dangers of UV exposure to the eyes and skin. Precautions should be taken to limit over-exposure to UV, welding screens rated for UV protection should be utilized to prevent accidental exposure to the passer-by.