Our factory colors offer a rich vibrant color that is a blendable match to the factory vehicles and codes indicated Quality polymers (resins), solvents, and additives used in the formulation ensure ease of application, fast dry, and good coverage. The base mixes 2:1 with UreChem urethane grade reducer (included in kit) and the clear mixes 4:1 with activator for the MS clear or 2:1 with the glamour clear.
For customers in areas requiring low VOC we offer a low VOC version of these basecoats. Check our related items section for the low VOC kits. To learn more about our automotive paint kits in general read our page over here: https://www.thecoatingstore.com/paint-kits/. Contact us at email@example.com for details.
Will this paint match my vehicle?
We go to great lengths and expense to ensure a good match to factory color standards available for this color. However, due to variations in color from the vehicle factory during the manufacture of your vehicle, it is impossible to guarantee a “perfect match” to every vehicle. This is true of any brand of automotive paint no matter what it costs.These matches are typically very close and suitable for overall painting or repairs where proper blending techniques are employed. We don’t recommend purchasing this or any brand of paint online for repaints of parts that are simply painted and bolted on next to the factory colors. For “bolt on” paint repairs it is best to buy locally so you can use your local paint store’s alternate/variant decks or color scanner to choose the best matching variant to your vehicle. Always spray a test panel before painting your vehicle to ensure an acceptable match.
Does this product meet my local VOC requirement?
Check local regulations before purchasing. Some areas require a “low VOC” automotive paint for compliance with new air regulations. See our low VOC tab for the latest information.
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 the difference between metallic paint and metal flake paint?
The primary difference is the size of the sparkle. Metallic paint is made with finely ground aluminum that ranges in size from roughly 10 microns to 50 microns whereas metal flake typically varies from 50 microns (micro flake) to 200 microns (standard flake) and can be over 600 microns (can we say Bass Boat!). Metallic paint has a more sleek look whereas metal flake has a heavier sparkle with more of a “speckled” look to it.
Is metallic paint harder to spray?
Metallic paint is harder to spray than solid colors (colors with no pearl or metallic sparkle) but not as challenging to spray as transparent candy or chameleon paints.
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.