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Recently Automotive Refinisher magazine caught up with Tony Robson, managing director of Anest-Iwata UK, He travelled to South Africa to do some training and to take a look at the local market first hand.

Tony has many years of experience in the automotive refinish industry, as well as with Anest-Iwata. He is in charge of product training which is carried out in Anest-Iwata’s state-of-the-art training centre which is located near Cambridge in the UK.

He was very impressed with the high standard of body shops and the competency levels that he saw during his stay. Tony is very excited about being a direct link to SA with many new exciting products coming from the brand. Here is just a taste of what to expect from Anest-Iwata in the near future.

Anest-Iwata W 400 WBX

The W 400 WBX is part of the Classic Plus Series from Anest-Iwata. This new range has been designed to achieve the best performance from their sprayguns with its wide range of set ups.

The WBX is used to apply waterborne basecoats and HS clearcoats with superior atomisation control. The WBX air cap has a long flat fan pattern, which gives an even overlap on modern paints. This is essential for mottle-free basecoat application and a flat and even lay down on clears.

The WBX delivers a consistent droplet size when atomising. This is vital to achieve a consistent application of waterborne basecoats. Fluid delivery control is paramount for colour reproduction of waterborne basecoats, which will be achieved when using the WBX.

W 400 BellAria

Anest-Iwata have improved the outstanding LV2 air cap with two unique new air caps with Flat & ThinTM technology. With only 250/270 l/min of air consumption, this gives the spray painter excellent control of the fluid build. It is stable and large with a compact pattern shape and is perfect for HS clearcoats.

There are five guns in the Classic Plus Series, so watch this space for the other introductions from Anest-Iwata SA. You can call them for more information on these and other products in their vast range on +27 (0)11 463 2169.