Thursday, 21 October 2010 16:24

PPG Hosts Celebrity and Custom Painters at SEMA 2010

PPG says it’s planning for an upbeat presence at the 2010 SEMA show in Las Vegas. PPG will have displays both inside—at booth #24813—and outside—in the Silver Lot #9. A retro 1950s theme and décor will set the tone for PPG’s participation in the four-day event. Celebrity painters, an expansive variety of custom vehicles, custom-painted guitars, industry classes, the new Vibrance Collection waterborne midcoat and more will be featured, the company says.

Celebrity painters Gene Winfield, Charley Hutton and Dave and Jody Perewitz will be in attendance at the PPG indoor and outdoor exhibits. Winfield, regarded as a living legend, is one of the world’s premier custom car painters and builders. Hutton and Dave Perewitz are recognized for their spectacular custom paint schemes. Jody Perewitz, Dave’s daughter, is blazing her own distinctive custom paint path. All four will be on hand to sign autographs and discuss their techniques for painting with PPG Vibrance Collection custom finishes and Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings. The PPG indoor booth will display two PPG-painted 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille show cars—“WildCad,” a purple model customized by Gene Winfield and a custom restoration, this one yellow, by Todd Lewis of Xtreme Restorations, Slatersville, R.I.

An exhibit of rock ‘n’ roll era guitars decorated by superstar painters of the custom car world will also be showcased. Artists include Mitch and Tom Kelly of Kelly & Son—the Crazy Painters; Charles Armstrong, Auto Art Studios; Dave Garcia, Dave Garcia Kustom; Keith Hanson, Hanson Custom Design; Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio; Fred Sicoli, Killer Kreations; Dave Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication; and PPG’s Paul Stoll, John Snyder and Chris Springer. Each has given his unique twist to these noteworthy instruments, PPG says.

The new Vibrance Collection VWM5556 Waterborne Midcoat, specifically designed for use with PPG’s waterborne basecoat systems will be showcased with PPG representatives on hand to answer questions about it and other PPG products.
In keeping with the '50s theme, PPG will also present several special events, spring a few surprises and distribute giveaways to attendees.

Outside in Silver Lot #9, PPG will exhibit additional PPG-painted custom vehicles. The PPG Show Truck with its new paint scheme by Paul Stoll and Mitch and Tom Kelly will be on view.

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