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For an outstanding example of the expanded capabilities of PPG’s latest VIBRANCE COLLECTION® range, look no further than this award winning ’35 Chevrolet Coupe.

Taking five years to complete by custom car master craftsman, Peter Fitzpatrick, this total reinterpretation of a 1935 Chevrolet Coupe elegantly blends chic ’30s era styling with the thoroughly modern chassis, drivetrain and suspension from a late model C6 Corvette. For paint to match this modern classic, Peter insisted on PPG’s recently expanded Vibrance Collection which now includes three primers and a clearcoat (along with supporting hardeners and thinners) that have been specifically fine-tuned to the needs of the custom painting sector. Paint is the first thing you see, says Peter, and if it’s not something special, people will just keep walking. “The paint finish is where you create a bit of difference to others by starting with great PPG products and going the extra mile to make sure the paint looks deep and wet. The new Vibrance Collection products we used are really user-friendly. In particular, the clearcoat is very forgiving, easy to buff and has an excellent depth of shine.”
In late 2019, this iconic ’35 Chevy actually debuted on one of the world’s biggest stages, at SEMA in the US. As well as an impressive showing in the prestigious ‘Battle of the Builders’ competition, this gorgeous machine, complete with PPG paintwork, was singled out for one of the most coveted accolades of all at SEMA – the Chevrolet Designer’s Choice award. Peter was on hand to collect it. “This ’35 Chevy is just so different and I was absolutely pumped with the way it was received at SEMA. Getting presented with the Chevrolet Designer’s Choice award by five of the top guys in Chevrolet Design was pretty awesome. As the builder, the award came to me and it’s a very cool, billet copy of the shape of the new Corvette.” Australian fans will get their chance to see the award winning ’35 Chevy when it’s unveiled locally at the Meguiars MotorEx event at the Melbourne showgrounds 16th / 17th May.
Bring dream projects to life from start to finish with just one system – the Vibrance Collection
Today, the Vibrance Collection is all about a full suite of specialised products which are formulated to perfectly fit with the time and processes that go into creating a high-end finish on a custom car, street machine, etc. This makes it easy to bring any dream project to life by staying within one paint system, from primer right through to clearcoat. As a result, there is the added peace-of-mind of having the Vibrance Collection’s legendary colours and dazzling effects, along with outstanding durability.
Vibrance Collection custom paint finishes – From mild and mysterious to vivid, intense and totally wild, Vibrance Collection colours and finishes offer unprecedented choice. Making the most of these extraordinary custom finishes is as simple as opening your mind to the creative possibilities!
Specialised primers and clearcoat – This range of primers (VCP250 High Build Primer, VCP150 Epoxy Urethane Primer and VCP220 DTM Primer) lay an ideal foundation on which to build your colourful dream finish and VCC580 Custom Clear literally puts the finishing touch on all your hard work.