Audi introduces non-spray painting technology into mass productionNovember 5, 2019
Using a technique known as non-spray painting, Audi can now apply two different colors in the same paint process.
The new technology is first applied to the limited edition Edition One models of the A4 sedan and A5 coupe, which were updated in 2019. The client has the opportunity to choose a roof in shiny black.
Audi is the first automobile company to use this environmentally friendly technology in mass production.
Until now, two-tone painting inevitably included two stages of applying paint. Non-spray painting technology revolutionizes this time-consuming and material-intensive process.
A robotic precision instrument measures the seam between the car roof and the side panel frame with a laser. Then the applicator applies black paint, specially developed for this method, on the body with strips with an accuracy of a millimeter, but without spraying. The accuracy with which the first coat is applied allows you to create contrasting paint in one process, saving time and money, as well as benefiting the environment.
Since the spring of 2018, Audi has been intensively testing the new painting process to prepare it for mass production. Since the summer of 2019, it has become possible to create contrasting colors with a black roof during mass production. The Audi A4 Sedan “edition one” with a shiny black roof is available in three colors – metallic Terra gray, mother-of-pearl Daytona gray and quantum gray. Audi A5 Coupe “edition one” is available in Quantum gray colors; Daytona gray and metallic District green.
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