You are currently viewing COVERED – Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter

If you prefer to read the PDF version of the Newsletter, just click Download; otherwise scroll down.

The team at DBNZ Coatings

DBNZ Coatings ‘COVERED’ Newsletter

1st Edition

Welcome to the very first edition of Covered – the official newsletter of DBNZ Coatings. Many of you may not know who DBNZ Coatings are? DBNZ are the exclusive importers of many of the familiar products that you use including DeBeer, VIM, Spralac, Valspar Refinish, OECE, DNA Custom Paints and Trident Airbrush Paints. We not only import these brands, but we provide product training, technical and colour support and a number of other associated services. Many of you will be familiar with our field staff, and of course you buy these products through our fantastic distributor network that includes WPC Auckland & Whangarei, Linkup Paints Auckland, Hamilton, BOP & Wellington, Complete Paints Napier & Palmerston North, and Hardy’s New Plymouth.

‘COVERED’ newsletter will be coming to you 4 times a year and will provide you a range of information including the business services programs we provide, product and technical info, product promotions and a customer competition with some fabulous prizes on offer

WIN a $500


Simply answer the 3 questions overleaf, enter online…. and be in to WIN!

Olympic success – it’s in our DNA

The New Zealand Speed Kings at the Tokyo Olympics’ Ellesse Andrews and Campbell Stewart win Silver medals in an outstanding double achievement in the women’s Keirin and men’s Omnium. All the NZ Olympic Teams bikes are finished in DNA Pure Black BaZecoat and DNA Custom Clearcoat. All paintwork skilfully applied by Brendon at Velo.Creations paintwork for that “winning edge”

Our Brands

Product Update

Custom Paint in Aerosol

Complementing the range of DNA custom finishes for the Refinish Professional is an ever- growing range of the DNA now available in aerosols, designed for both the Professional and DIY enthusiast.

  • 1K Epoxy Etch Primer: because any quality job starts with a great primer and DNA have that covered with a modified epoxy primer, available in grey and black.
  • Solid Black BaZecoat: to go under your Candy BaZecoat colours.
  • Solid Pure White: to go under your Candy BaZecoats and Fluorescent colour.
  • Silver Flare BaZecoat: a coarse looking metallic which lays down flat and smooth, a perfect base for your candy dyes.
  • Metal Flake: 50 micron flake, available in silver or gold.
  • Colour Shift: want the colour of your project to change colours as you view it from different angles? then DNA Colourshift is what you want, available in a range of colours
  • Candy Dyes: true candy dyes for the ultimate in depth and that classic hot-rod vibrance.
  • Candy BaZecoats: give your project a candy look with the ease of application of a conventional Basecoat.
  • Fluorescent colours: available in yellow, green, orange, red and pink.
  • Clearcoat: finish your project off with a DNA high Gloss 1K Clearcoat.

The aerosol range continues to grow, for further information contact your local DNA stockist or DBNZ on 07 8470944 or

2021 DBNZ Training School Calendar

DBNZ proudly offer specialised refinish industry training for those involved in the automotive painting industry, we run these courses throughout the year at our training facility in Hamilton. All our standard DeBeer and Valspar courses are ICAR approved.


25-26th AugustDeBeer 500 Solvent
15-16th SeptemberColour and Application
17-18th NovemberValspar Industrial Mix


29-30th September, 13-14th October, 24-25th November & 8-9th December

As a new initiative for 2021 we have introduced extra “training day dates” to the calendar, these dates could accommodate any form of training a customer may require including custom built courses to suit individual shop needs.

Contact your local DeBeer or Valspar distributor for more information, or call DBNZ on 07 8470944 or contact us at

Tech Talk

COLOUR Department

At DBNZ we have a colour laboratory that can cater for standard colour matching queries for the OECE, VIM and DeBeer brands. In order to provide the best possible service we work alongside Australia, Holland and Italy depending on the type of request and colour required by the customer.

*In order to do this, customers need to fill out a Colour request form, and send it with a spray out card of the required colour to be formulated.

Turnaround time will always depend on the complexity of the colour and the existing queue.

Along with colour formulations, we’ve got you covered in:

  • Colour complaint management (CSF requests)
  • Spectrometers management.
  • Fleet NZ colour management.
  • OECE colour management

For all your colour queries, we’ve got you covered.


If you are an ICRIS user, the latest version is 15.18.0

The latest version now includes VIM TB 320 fast dry formulations. To update your ICRIS to the latest version, simply open ICRIS – click on “SYSTEM” and then “Application update” an follow the instructions

Product Promotions

Spend $500 or more on DNA or Triden Products and receive a FREE DNA Spraysuit, T-shirt & Cap

Valued at $130.00. Available while stocks last.

ACI Epoxy Primer

Since its launch in late 2019, AIC AIP302 2.1 VOC High Solids Epoxy Primer has proven a popular epoxy primer for the light industrial and commercial vehicle markets.

AIP302 is a high solids, direct-to-metal epoxy primer which offers excellent performance properties and a versatile application, with multiple thinning ratios, as well as an accelerator additive option.

AIP302 is compatible with most polyurethane topcoats and is available in a Gray shade.

AIC Epoxy Primer ‘Covered’ Promotion

Buy 3 kits for the price of 2

To order contact your local distributor. Promo offer ends 31 October. Conditions – 1 order per customer.

New Zealand’s a Winner!

Valspar Automotive’s major competition this year gave one lucky winner the opportunity to win the Ultimate Adventure Pack, with your choice of camping or fishing prize pack valued at over $5000!

The competition called for entrants to answer a weekly question to be in the draw. Each week a new question was released and provided entrants with a new opportunity to enter. The competition had a strong response, with dozens of entries each week.

After two months and hundreds of entries, Valspar Automotive announce Adam Jane-Rashleigh from Autobody Panel and Paint in NZ the major prize winner! What an awesome win!

Congratulations to all the winners!


DBNZ Service Programs

Reach Your Business Potential

In today’s business environment, the industry sectors we operate in are changing rapidly, and with these changes we collectively as business operators also need to change.

Elevate is a services program provided by DBNZ inconjunction with our distributor network specifically for our customers.

Some examples of those services are business and management consultancy, paint shop process and procedures, staff training, etc, with services being provided by the DBNZ team and a range of professional contractors.

We hold regular elevate seminars that feature special guests, industry speakers, and interactive discussions designed to help you and your business.

Transport & Commercial Paint Services Program

The Tranzcom program is designed to offer a uniquely tailored, fully comprehensive product & services package for the transport & commercial business sectors including but not limited to:

  • Standardised product application specifications
  • Specifically targeted training & technical support programs
  • Standardised colour specifications
  • Tranzcom provides a package to help you maximise the potential of efficient paint processing & maintenance for your businesses products & services

We’ve got New Zealand covered

Enter our ‘COVERED’ competition here and Win a $500.00 Torpedo 7 Voucher

Spring Competition Drawn: October 31. Winners notified direct.

Plus: All entries go into an annual draw to win a holiday weekend (you must enter every Covered quarterly competition)