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Columbia, MO, June 1, 2007

Perry Legend: Sontara® Helps With Big Jobs

Bill Rajewski, owner/general manager and painter Bill BattreallYou’d expect a collision center to repair automobiles, SUVs and trucks. But how about 35-foot yachts, fire engines … or a 60-foot combine?

It’s all in a day’s work for Perry Legend Collision Repair Center in Columbia, Mo., where more than 200 jobs a month are turned out.

Bill Rajewski, owner/general manager of the 40,000-square-foot facility, plans to add another 20,000 square feet to the work area soon. Besides the standard repair equipment, the facility includes a 60-foot sandblasting booth and a 58-foot large vehicle spray booth.

“It’s an impressive repair center,” says Mike Lewis, the DuPont Refinish rep. “It’s the kind of place I wouldn’t hesitate to take my own car.”

The secret, according to Bill, is using the best products in every category. “Perry Legend doesn’t use anything that’s second rate,” he says. “The paint is DuPont™ Imron® and our wipes are DuPont™ Sontara®.”

The shop has used DuPont products exclusively since July of 1989. “We invited every manufacturer in to demonstrate their products,” says Bill. “DuPont won our business hands down.”L to R: Mike Lewis, Dale Hughes, Bill Rajewski, Ron Pomatto

Why Sontara®? According to Bill, it’s simple: “You buy a cheap cloth and you go through more and you get inferior results.”

Assistant Manager Rick Brown agrees. “Our guys really like them. They like the way the Sontara® wipes hold up; they don’t shred. And they don’t leave any film.”

Bill Battreall, one of Perry Legend’s painters, is another fan of Sontara®. “I especially like the Solvent Wash & Dry Cloth (E-4143),” he says. “There’s no lint left behind. They last longer, too. We don’t seem to go through as many.” He’s also a fan of the Sontara® Static Control Wipes (PS-3975S) because “they leave a clean finish on raw plastics. You don’t have to worry about contaminants.”

Get more information on the DuPont™ Sontara® Surface Preparation System by calling 1-800-4Sontara or 1-888-476-6827. Or visit on the Internet.

DuPont Refinsher News, Summer 2007

At Top: Bill Rajewski, owner/general manager of Perry Legend Collision Repair Center, and painter Bill Battreall are big fans of DuPont™ Sontara®.

At Bottom: Bill is joined by DuPont sales representatives Mike Lewis (far left) and Ron Pomatto (far right), and Jobber Dale Hughes.