30 Sep '11, 7pm

New paint process for @Chevrolet Sonic cuts emissions 10%

New paint process for @Chevrolet Sonic cuts emissions 10%

General Motors is using a new painting process for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic that will reduce the footprint of its paint shop by 10 percent, the company said. GM is the first automaker in the U.S. to use a water based “three-wet” paint process that eliminates the need for a “primer bake” oven, normally used between the primer and color-coating layers. The “three-wet” process, applied at a new paint shop at GM’s Orion Assembly Center in Lake Orion, Mich., allows three layers of paint to be applied one after another and requires only one trip through the oven. In addition to shrinking the new paint shop’s footprint, the process also reduces manufacturing costs by roughly $40 per car, GM said. The process is far easier on the environment, but car owners don’t have to sacrifice that glossy new-car sheen. The finish is just as durable (and shiny) as that from standard paint jobs...

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