Have you ever heard of vantablack?
Vantablack is the darkest substance ever made, but it’s not a color—it’s a material. It was created to help extinguish stray light reflected off telescopes and satellites to increase their clarity. It’s not even a paint; it’s a series of vertically aligned nanotube arrays (hence, VANTA). It absorbs over 99 percent of visible light, and, in real-world applications, resembles one of those escape holes that Wile E. Coyote might lay before the Roadrunner in old Warner Bros. cartoons.
In other words, it looks unreal. Objects coated in vantablack resemble a poor Photoshop edit of the known world. Look it up—how much more black could it be? None.
But vantablack is real. And if anything could read it, it’s the ADAM5 spectrophotometer.
After leaving the SEMA 2017 show full of inspiration, we suddenly developed the urge to build a project car of our own to enter into the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.
Then we found her, a classic 1958 Chevy Corvette, Vintage Number 20. Battered, bruised and ready for a complete makeover.
Peter Padmore, Technical Representative of Automotive Art, poses with painters after the workshop in Havana, Cuba
This year the company added South Africa and Cuba to the list of countries their products are sold in.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Having celebrated 28 years of business in August, 2018, Automotive Art now have another accomplishment to acknowledge. The company, which was founded in Barbados, has continued to expand their reach across the globe after successfully penetrating the South African and Cuban markets respectively. With the addition of these two countries, Automotive Art’s products are now sold in over 75 countries around the world.
Joint Venture & Expansion.
SEMA 2017 marked Automotive Art’s signature year at the annual event in Las Vegas.
We stopped by Tricked out Customz in Tampa, FL to chat with owner Billy Kidd on his recent paint overhaul of Ann Grande's 1990 Isuzu Pup.
Automotive Art Paints landed in Las Vegas with a bang for SEMA 2016.
Make sure to read the full story on David Harter’s one-of-a-kind 1970 Chevelle SS online now and in the March 2017’s Muscle Car Review magazine.
Appearance matters in the rock n’ roll business. To that end, Good Boy Daisy’s Ford Transit wagon wears custom Champagne and Candy Tangerine paint from Automotive Art Paints.
Automotive Art Paints and our European partners Multichem were in Frankfurt for the mother of all automotive trade fairs.
Automotive Art Paints' Refinishing System was on full display during the 2016 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE).
The exceptional quality of Automotive Art Paints has gained recognition in Super Street Magazine!
Automotive Art attended the AASP/NJ’S 39th Annual Trade Show (2016) held at The Meadowlands.
The Automotive Art team, together with our distributor for Guatemala, Importadora de Acabados & Colores S.A., launched the Automotive Art Refinish System into the Guatemalan market during the first week of December, 2015.
Throughout the week-long launch, Sales Manager for Latin America, Lenny Morell, was on-hand to facilitate the introduction of our signature 80-Line Motobase Paint System. He also hosted thorough training clinics and product demonstrations for several bodyshops
In addition to the body shop training clinics, a full refinish training course was conducted for our distributor’s store managers, color technicians and sales and technical representatives; giving them skills and tools to grow the brand in Guatemala. The paint line, plus many ancillary products such as primers, fillers and top clears were also demonstrated to illustrate the proper application of our products. This also gave us the chance to show the high quality results our products deliver in the bodyshop.
Both customers and our distributor’s team were extremely satisfied with the demonstrations and training, and were particularly impressed with the color matching of the paint line, which is supported by our state-of-the-art color tools and color matching software. Technicians were also very impressed with the superior quality and performance of the product line, all complimented by pricing that delivered impressive value to the bodyshop.
At Automotive Art we believe in being a leading force of innovation and change in the refinish industry by being unconventional, and offering unique solutions to our customers. We achieve this by putting customers at the centre of what we do, all supported by our passion for excellence, flexibility in mindset, integrity in how business is conducted and commitment to delivering results. Our brands are now sold in over sixty-five countries worldwide.
La semaine passée, les accros de la mécanique et les passionnés d’automobile se sont rendus à Sin City au salon annuel SEMA.
SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) est le plus grand événement de ce genre dans le monde automobile. Conformément aux attentes, le SEMA garantit le nec plus ultra en matière des voitures rapides et les plus belles femmes en réalisant les rêves des passionnés d’automobile. Les présentations des pièces de rechange pour automobile, des performances, des composants de courses et des produits de réparation sont impressionnantes.
Encore une fois, durant les 4 jours du salon, le système innovant Automotive Art Refinish a attiré des milliers de gens, des clients et des clients potentiels venant des Etats-Unis et du monde entier.
"C’était un grand événement parce que nous avons lancé de nouveaux produits: WARP SPEED CLEAR, PLATINUM BODY FILLER et LOW VOC SINGLE STAGE COLOR SYSTEM” a dit le Président et le Fondateur, M. Dereck Foster. Selon M. Foster nos produits innovants ont suscité un grand intérêt auprès nos clients et nos clients potentiels.
M. Glenn Camacho, le Président d’Automotive Art aux Etats Unis a dit: "Depuis le lancement de notre premier système de réparation en 2002, nous construisons notre réseau de distribution et cela nous fait plaisir de savoir que nous avons créé une marque reconnue en si peu de temps ». C’est grâce aux témoignages de nos clients sur la qualité des couleurs de notre système.
Les produits Automotive Art Refinish sont disponibles dans plus de 65 pays du monde entier et vu l’intérêt suscité au SEMA, ce nombre pourra augmenter l’année prochaine.