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There are two things that count for painters: the best materials, and when, how and where valuable time-savings can be made. Easier application, better covering power, higher gloss, faster drying times, outstanding finish and improved environmental compatibility have always been the standards by which R-M measure all their innovations..

The R-M waterborne basecoat system

They strive constantly to develop innovative products that are easier to use, yet enable you to achieve the best possible result in the fastest possible time.

Improved performance on the ONYX HD range has been made with pigments that make all the difference.  Eight new base colours with an incredibly high pigment concentration provide the following advantages:

l           Cost-effectiveness is guaranteed, thanks to the reduction in labour costs and product consumption

l           Good quality repairs that ensure increased customer satisfaction

l           Work is made easier for painters with products that are simple to use.

Ultra-concentrated pigments ensure major savings of between 15% and 40% as it reduces the number of basecoats required. You can save up to 50% on your process time too.

ONYX HD offers increased coverage with faster flash-off times.

R-M does not innovate at the expense of your working practises and standard processes. The high density technology employed in ONYX HD is based on R-M’s world leading experience in waterborne technology and is well proven in the field since 1995 as it requires no changes to your usual processes.

You can use your current spray booth, mixing machine and compliant spray gun technology. R-M provides solutions that respect the latest developments in automotive refinish technology and ONYX HD works perfectly with the new generation Colormaster colour tool.

ONYX HD is also compatible with CRYSTAL BASE and SPECIAL CRYSTAL BASE, two ranges of special effect tinting bases.

ONYX HD offers an 80% reduction in solvent emissions when compared to conventional automotive refinish paint technology. The solvent content of ONYX HD, mixed ready for use is around 150 grams per litre.

ONYX HD makes waste management easy, with no change to your normal working practises. Cleaning spray guns is simple using an automatic gun cleaner, which treats water by flocculation through the use of Hydropure.

This easy-to-use system can reduce waste volume by up to 90%.

Speed of drying is essential to optimise throughput and R-M has specified Dry Jet as the perfect system to speed drying of ONYX HD. Dry Jet is a drying system for panel repair which again uses a standard compressed air connection.

ONYX HD offers the very highest quality finish, thanks to the renowned CHRONOLUX CP and CRYSTALCLEAR CP clearcoats, which perform brilliantly with waterborne basecoat.

ONYX HD complies with the demands of Europe’s stringent VOC emissions regulations and combines the environmental benefits of a waterborne system with the simplicity of preparation, application and storage of a conventional system. This makes it more than compliant for our local market here in South Africa.