BTB Advertiser Burien Honda Goes “Green” With New Paint
by Josh Hart
Car companies and auto dealers have never been known as the most environmentally-conscious businesses around, but times are changing. Many car dealerships and auto body shops are now using waterborne paint.
With everything and everyone â€œgoing green,â€ auto dealers are starting to become that way too – including BTB Advertiser Burien Honda, the first Burien-area car dealer to convert to this new ecologically-safe product.
Waterborne paint is much more environmentally-friendly than previously-used solvent based. The paint can be used in any color and be made to match older car colors that are unique to individual models. According to manufacturers, waterborne paint has these advantages:
- They contains and emit less organic solvent into the atmosphere
- They provide certain refinishing benefits and offer lower toxicity
- They may lower insurance costs (since water is the major solvent, the product is less flammable)
With times changing, Burien Honda is definitely one that is changing with the times, so letâ€™s give them a round of applause for helping save our environment. It needed to happen soon and it looks like it has.
We can all join Burien Honda in saving the world by just doing small things, such as riding your bike or the bus to work instead of alone in a car will help, along with turning off lights and conserving electricity.
Some things that we take for granted can really affect the environment.
What are you doing that is â€œgreenâ€?
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Josh Hart is the B-Town Blog's first Intern! He's also a 15-year old student at Highline's â€œBig Picture High Schoolâ€ in SeaTac.
You can read more of his writing here...]