New Video-TEC video: Spies Hecker’s repair solution for deep reds with tinted clear coats

Highly chromatic blues and deep, lively and very intense reds are currently very much on trend for new cars. Spies Hecker, a global refinish paint brand from Axalta, has developed a process to achieve an invisible repair of these sophisticated colours using tinted clear coats. In the latest Video-TEC video, International Training Leader for Axalta’s Refinish business, Tony Mitchell, gives practical and easy-to-implement tips.

25 February 2021 – Recreating the depth and brilliance of unusual effect colours is a challenge for vehicle refinishers. It requires a high degree of skill coupled with knowledge of the latest repair methods. In the current Video-TEC video from Spies Hecker, Tony Mitchell, International Training Leader for Axalta’s Refinish business, explains what needs to be considered when repairing the particularly deep red and blue tones from the standard paintwork, which are becoming increasingly popular. “We rely on tinted clear coats with our repair solution. This enables us to achieve the lively and intense colour depth that we need for an invisible repair," he says.

Spies Hecker regularly publishes new repair tips and frequently asked questions for particularly demanding application techniques on its YouTube channel, which are available to view free of charge.

Mitchell says, “The advantage of the Video-TEC videos is that they are developed thanks to the wealth of experience and knowledge of the latest technologies and product developments that Spies Hecker has. Refinisher can absolutely rely on the quality of our online guidance."

The Video-TEC YouTube channel, and all its available videos, can be found via For more information about Spies Hecker, visit

About Spies Hecker

Spies Hecker, a global refinish coating brand from Axalta, develops optimum and practical paint system solutions that make bodyshop work easier and more efficient. Originally from Cologne, Germany, and with over 135 years of success behind it, Spies Hecker’s high-quality product systems, customised service and tailored training demonstrate its partnership with the refinish industry. The paint brand is one of the world’s leading vehicle refinish brands, and is available in over 75 countries worldwide.

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