500 Series Gallon of Basecoat Alone
$139.00 – $209.00
**** THIS IS STEP 1 OF A 3 STAGE COLOR. TO MAKE THE COLOR NAME LISTED YOU NEED A BASECOAT AND A MIDCOAT. THIS LISTING IS FOR THE BASECOAT ONLY WHICH IS ALMOST ALWAYS NOT THE PEARL COAT. THE PEARL COAT IS NORMALLY STEP 2 WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED IN THE MIDCOAT LISTING *******
This listing is for ONE GALLON of Basecoat alone.This listing does not include primer, midcoat or clearcoat.
Our 500 Series Tricoats or “3 Stage Pearl” colors offer maximum pearl effect in lighter and medium shades including color changing pastel finishes for bright colors that flip. These kits are made from durable pigments, resins and U.V. additives to ensure a finish that lasts.
Check local regulations for compliance. For customers in areas requiring low VOC we offer a low VOC version of these basecoats. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
3 Stage Pearls: StarFire White Pearl, Microwhite Pearl, Blizzard Beach Pearl, Galaxy Blue Pearl, Amethyst Frost Pearl, Snow Blush Pearl, Turquoise Slope Pearl, Gold Dust Pearl, Shaved Ice Pearl, Arctic Crystal Pearl, Lilac Dreams Pearl, Celebrity Pink Pearl, Miami Beach Pearl, Noxious Pearl, Spicy Salsa Pearl, Fab Fuschia Pearl, Dovestone Pearl, Dark Wineberry Pearl, Matador Red Pearl, Laser Red Pearl, Hyper Red Pearl, Moss Grey Pearl, Sand Storm Pearl, Brass Pearl, Gold Digger Pearl, Sik Salmon Pearl, Screaminâ€™ Yellow Pearl, Giallo Midas Pearl, Dream Sikle Pearl, Ecstacy Orange Pearl, Butterscotch Pearl, Lambo Lime Pearl, Paradise Pearl Pearl, DaMinted Pearl, Antarctic Blue Pearl, Antarctic Blue Pearl, Emerald Bay Pearl, Emerald Bay Pearl, Deep Water Blue Pearl, Mysterious Purple Pearl, Purquoise Pearl, Bonsai Beach Pearl, Cosmic Turquoise Pearl.
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. However, regulations change often, so always check your local regulations before purchasing.Contact us at email@example.com for more details.
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 pearl paint?
The sparkling agent in pearl paint is a pearl pigment which is essentially a mica, aluminum oxide, or glass flake that has been coated with metal oxides to make a colored sparkle. Pearl paints tend to have more richness and depth than metallic paints in some colors.
Do I have to add the pearl?
No. Our pearl paints come with he pearl already properly wetted and dispersed into the paint. All you have to do it reduce and/or activate the paint to apply and achieve the pearl effect.
What is the difference between 2 stage and 3 stage pearl paint?
Two stage pearl paint is where one color is applied and cleared to achieve the pearl effect. A 3 stage pearl requires 3 different product layers; a base layer, a transparent midcoat layer, and protective clear coat.
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.