SlikBase metallic car paint basecoats are made form durable urethane co-reactants and automotive grade pigments to yield attractive basecoat colors that lasts. Polymers, solvents, and additives used in the formulation ensure ease of application, fast dry, and metallic/pearlescent control, while high pigment load ensures fast 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.
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. Should you require a low VOC paint we have one (not water based) available for this color at an amazing value. To find the low VOC version of this color enter the color name in the search box above and look for the option showing cans with green labels. 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 ‘Reducer’, and which one should I buy?
Adding reducer to your paint will make it easier to apply to your vehicle. Generally, you should choose the “medium” option unless you know you’re going to be applying paint in very warm or cold environments.
What is ‘Activator’, and which one should I buy?
Activator helps paint cure in a reasonable time period, and you should select it based on the temperature of the application area. Generally, you should choose the “medium” option unless you know your vehicle paint will cure in a very warm or cold environment.
Which clear coat should I buy?
Most of our products are available with either our UC-410 MS 2K Polyurethane clear or our UC-210 HS Glamour Polyurethane clear. The main difference between the two clears is the thickness. Our UC-210 is a thicker clear that can be cut and polished extensively, while our UC-410 is a thinner clear that’s easier to apply. Customers who favor thinner clear coats or who are beginning painters should opt for the UC-410.
Which gloss sheen should I apply?
The sheen you choose really comes down to personal preference. In general, the flatter sheens show less dirt and contaminants (low gloss finishes are very hard to polish out nibs) while the glossier sheens like satin and semi will look blacker and are generally eaiser to maintain.
How much paint do I need?
The amount of paint depends on a lot of factors, but generally one of our 1 gallon kits will paint the outside and jambs on most vehicles. Large SUVs or large trucks where you are spraying inside the bed may need an additional quart kit (or two) but this is uncommon.
NOTE: If you can’t find a single quart size of the kit you’re looking at on our website, please contact us! We are adding quart-sized versions of many of our kits to our website, but it’s a time-consuming process.
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).