Axalta launches new Matt Clear System in 3 brands for high-quality matt finishes

Matching the latest colours and effects found on the newest cars demands the true skills of a refinisher. It also requires best-in-class products. This is where the product development team at Axalta have excelled, delivering an inspirational new matt clear system based on innovative Axalta technology, that’s quicker and easier to use than ever before. 

“This best-in-class system sets the bar high for high-quality results, with an excellent homogenous, uniform finish and no patchiness.” says Jim Iliopoulos, Product and Technical Manager ANZ.

The system consists of 2 clears in each of the three brands (Standox, Cromax and Spies Hecker) – a matt clear and a satin clear, that when combined can provide six matt levels from matt (5GU) through to semi matt (65GU). Using the Acquire spectrophotometer, in conjunction with Axalta’s advanced digital colour management software, the refinisher can quickly and easily identify the correct matt colour and the applicable gloss level within the colour formula.

When it comes to application, the clear is applied in a two-coat process, similar to that of an MS clearcoat, with an intermediate flash off and final flash off of 15 minutes each. The clearcoat system can be used over waterborne or solventborne basecoat and there is no special elastic additive required for plastic substrates.

“Refinishers will not only benefit from incredibly reliable results but will also gain from a significant reduction of up to 35% in drying times compared to existing systems, helping with energy savings,” adds Jim.

Axalta’s new Matt Clear system technology is now available in our premium brands. Talk to your Axalta representative or distributor for more information.

STANDOX: Standocryl 2K System Clear Super Matt K9150 and Standocryl 2K System Clear Satin Gloss K9140. Visit

SPIES HECKER: Permacron Matt System Clear Coat 8185 and Permacron Semi-Gloss System Clear Coat 8170. Visit

CROMAX: CC6020 Chroma Matt System Clear and CC6010 Chroma Semi Matt System Clear.