New Product Announcement: Urethane Protective Coating


Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of its Gladiator XC Matte Extreme coating, a low-gloss urethane protective coating.

According to the company’s release, the coating can be used in fields including automotive, light industrial, marine, RVs, emergency vehicles and recreational equipment. 

PPG states that Gladiator XC has a textured, low-gloss matte finish that makes it durable and flexible. The coating also features a long shelf life, quick curing time, fade resistance and UV stability. The company adds that it has met all VOC regulations in every state.

Additionally, the new coating reportedly meets the test used by the ASMI International standards organization to grade a coating’s resistance to cracking when applied and cured on sheet metal or other flexible materials.

“Gladiator XC Matte Extreme coating can be used for truck beds, trailers, and other products in the refinish market and its use extends to other industries and applications,” said Meghan Barrera, PPG business director, allied products, Automotive Refinish.

“It combines the benefits of a premium product at a competitive price point and is easy to use, making it ideal for many aftermarket applications.”

Gladiator XC can reportedly be applied with a spray gun, brush, or roller and is available in both black and clear tintable bulk and kit sizes.


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