Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ford's 2015 Transit van will carry paint with improved durability

2015 Transit - It's Bigger than Your Business Card 


Gresham Ford was informed today that the 2015 Transit work van will retain 90 percent of its gloss for four years when ordered in white. When the first Transit vans arrive in June, they will have a new two-wet monocoat paint process developed by the automaker and its paint suppliers. Ford tested the paint for its resistance to chipping and scratching, pollutants and sun exposure to ensure that it will hold up to Commercial Customer usage. Advanced weathering testing indicates that paint applied with the two-wet technology retains 90 percent of its gloss at four years in service compared to 1 percent gloss retention for paint applied using a conventional monocoat process.   The two-wet monocoat process uses a primer coat that requires a few minutes of open-air drying time before the color coat is applied. The color coat is formulated with the same appearance and protection properties of the clear coat, which eliminates the need for a separate clear coat.

The new paint procedure is being used for white vehicles, which account for 80 percent of Ford Transit production at Kansas City Assembly Plant. As each color must be developed uniquely for the two-wet monocoat process, other colors will be considered based on demand. A conventional three-wet process of primer, base coat, and clear coat remains in use for metallic-colored vehicles.

For more information about the 2015 Transit or Transit Connect contact a Gresham Ford Commercial Account Manager at 503-665-0101 or 2173 E Powell in Gresham Oregon.  Remember the Transit is now available with two different lengths and three different heights.