GFS did things very differently at SEMA this year. In addition to ramping up the size of our exhibit space and developing a brand new trade show display complete with video content showing throughout the show, we also partnered with other prominent SEMA exhibitors to bring a truly unique aspect to the show: the Cromax Pro Experience paint booth!
The Cromax Pro Experience paint booth was a joint venture between GFS and DuPont Custom Finishes, with support from Champion compressors and 3M. Built just outside the North and Central hall entrances, the exhibit gave attendees the unique opportunity to actually suit up and spray the latest waterborne paints from DuPont in a working GFS Professional paint booth, complete with AdvanceCure drying system and LOGIC touch-screen controls.DuPont paint techs ran 6-person classes three times a day during the show, and every one of the sessions was filled up quickly. Feedback from painters, shop owners, techs, the DuPont team, and celebrities was tremendous. In addition to simply being amazed that there was a working paint booth at the show, attendees commented on such aspects as the quality of the construction, the fit and finish, the lighting arrangement, airflow, controls, and effectiveness of the filtration. This kind of real-time feedback was great to hear, and it gave attendees the ability to see with their own eyes the amount of engineering and technology that goes in to every GFS paint booth.
|A group of attendee/painters gets ready to spray their
test panels in the GFS paint booth!
|Rick Dale of American Restoration stops by to
check out the action in the paint booth!
We were fortunate enough to also have Kristen Felder and the team from Collision Hub come by and capture some unique video footage at the booth, filming attendees spraying in the booth and highlighting some of the advanced technologies incorporated in to the equipment that help make spraying waterborne easier than ever.
|Kristen Felder of Collision Hub talks with Mike Ring
about the Ringbrothers ‘Grinch’ 1970 Camaro
Thanks! Please let us know what you thought of the SEMA show, and if you were one of those that made it in to the paint booth to spray, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the experience!