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Buick Verano’s Paint Job Is More Efficient Than You Think

2015 Buick Verano
2015 Buick Verano

Did you know that process of painting a vehicle takes as much energy as it does to power a normal US home for nine weeks? It’s ok if you answered “no”; most people outside of the auto industry wouldn’t know either. Saving energy is a prime goal of major companies like GM, so in order to make the painting process more energy-efficient, the Orion Assembly plant, home to the Verano, created a new way to do it.

After implementing the new paint process called “three-wet,” the Buick Verano’s paint job is now more efficient than ever. The new process layers three continuous coats of paint on top of one another. Before, there was a baking process needed in between the first and second layer, which wasted energy. The original process used 2.5 megawatt hours of energy, whereas the new process only uses 1.

Innovative strategies like the “three-wet” painting process are always being developed by GM employees and that’s how the brand continues to be an industry leader—especially in reducing environmental impact.

If you want more information on the Buick Verano, its paint job, or other Buick models, visit Crawford Buick GMC.