Featured in this listing is one full, unreduced gallon of the SlikBase classic basecoat color of your choice (choose from the drop down menu below), One full gallon of clear (multiple options to choose from), and all of the activators and reducers needed for them. This is a great value on a base/clear kit!
Our basecoat colors are available in rich, vibrant custom paint colors and cool classic factory colors for restoration and custom painting professionals. To learn more about our color options visit our article on car paint colors over here: https://www.thecoatingstore.com/car-paint-colors/ Most colors are available in convenient paint kits to help ensure you get the correct items and amounts designed to work with each other. We have auto paint kits sized appropriately for cars and motorcycles. To learn more about our automotive paint kits visit our article athttps://www.thecoatingstore.com/paint-kits/.
Use the color chart below to aid you in selecting your classic muscle color. Color chips shown are scans of original paint supplier’s color charts which may vary from the actual paint and/or car color. Always spray a test panel to confirm the color before using on your vehicle. Sorry, we do not offer recent color charts or recent photos of spray outs for this era of colors (nor does any other paint supplier). This series of colors is intended for those who want to restore their vehicle to the original factory color as they may have rolled off the assembly line over 40 years ago.
**** The color chart shown below is a scan of an original color chart produced by PPG industries in the 60s. We do not make or offer for sale PPG products. However, our unique business model allows us to make paints that match and offer comparable coverage and durability as the PPG “DBC” or “Global” basecoat at prices often 1/3rd the price. PPG, Global, and all the mentioned trade names of the chart below are registered trademarks of Pittsburg Plate Glass, Inc. ****
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NOTE: Not all of the colors listed above are for the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. Some of the colors belong to other Ford vehicles.
We’ve researched all of the colors offered for the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air and we’ve listed them below.
Looking for more a more vibrant paint color? Custom paints are our specialty! Check out our custom metallics, pearls, candys and chameleon colors in other sections of this store.
Check local regulations for compliance. We offer a low VOC version of this product for customers in areas where low VOC products are required. Contact us for details at email@example.com.
NOTE: Automotive paints, such as those represented on this site, can be hazardous to your health, and as such, require specialized equipment and training to use properly and safely. These products are designed for use by professionally trained autobody painters with proper personal protective equipment (PPE) in an approved spray booth and are not recommended for at home or "do it yourself" type applications.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Many states, counties, and/or municipalities have regulations regarding the application of low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint. The states shown in red below currently require the purchase of low VOC paint, but it there are other areas with regulations.
Before ordering, please check your local regulations. If you need more information concerning low VOC products, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a solid paint color?
A solid paint color does not contain a sparkling agent such as a metallic or pearl. They can be low gloss or high gloss (shiny) but don’t have the sparkle a metallic or pearl would offer.
Are solid colors easier to spray?
Yes. Solid colors are easier to apply since there are no sparkling agents to “get even”.
How much paint do I need?
The amount of paint you will need depends on a lot of factors including the size of the vehicle you are painting, how much of the vehicle you are painting, which color you use, your spray equipment, and the technique and skill of your painter. Generally speaking a gallon kit of paint is enough for the outside and jambs of a small to medium sized vehicle. Larger vehicles or if you are painting more than the outside and jambs will require more paint. Quart kits are generally enough paint for motorcycles and golf carts. However, if you have a large motorcycle or golf cart with a lot of pieces you might need an additional quart kit.
Which clear should I use?
We highly recommend the UC-210 UreChem HS Glamour clear. The UC-210 has been proven to offer more UV protection than most clears on the market which extends the life of your finish. Our 2K MS clear is a good choice in colder weather or when you need a faster drying product.
Which activator and reducer should I use?
The activator and reducer to select depends on the size of the vehicle or parts you are painting, the temperature, and your air movement. Generally speaking when painting a 30%+ of a car’s surface area at once you’ll want medium or “standard” reducer and activator as it is called for vehicle surface temps up to 85F. For temperatures above that slow is the better choice. Generally fast is only recommended for smaller areas in cooler temps.
How much is shipping, and how long will it take before I get my kit?
Shipping cost is based on order total. Orders over $400.00 will ship for free to the lower 48 states, while orders under $400 will ship for a flat fee (see table below).
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Most orders arrive in 3-5 business days, only we may need a day or two to fill your order during our busy season. Be sure to watch your inbox for your shipping notification email, which will include a tracking number.
Why are your products so much more affordable than big name brands?
Our unique sales and marketing strategy allows us to save substantial amounts of money by not hiring a national sales force to distribute our products. Furthermore, we do not have large marketing budgets based off exorbitant costs of race and show sponsorships.
How good is your product?
We conduct advanced testing on every coating to verify that it meets our standards for durability and wear. Our testing process utilizes expensive equipment that simulates several years of extreme weather. The weather is we simulate is very hard on paint: high heat and high humidity, wet freezing rain, and extended UV exposure. While our testing device can simulate 2 years of weather in just a few weeks, most paint companies don’t bother with this type of testing becasue of the effort and expense.
Does this product meet local VOC requirements?
Local VOC (volatile organic compound) requirements can vary, so you should check local regulations before purchasing. We know there are some areas that require the use of a “low VOC” automotive paint, and we offer an extensive line of low VOC paints for customers in these areas. For more information, please contact us, and be sure to let us know your address (including zip code).