Showing posts with label Metallic Paint. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Metallic Paint. Show all posts

Monday, July 8, 2013

1992 Dodge B350 Original Color Re-Spray!

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is an extremely discolored 1992 Dodge B350 Van.  This massive transporter came to our shop with its original paint showing its age.  The van was originally light blue, over the years the beautiful glossy blue became a strange, flat, dirty looking color.  We began the color restoration of this van by first sanding out all of the existing chips and scratches, then sealing the freshly sanded exterior with a primer sealer.  The original color was then sprayed on in our Enamel paint grade!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1991 Honda CRX Repaint

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1991 Honda CRX. This vehicle came to us wounded and mangled, it had been involved in a rear-end collision and many of its parts were damaged. We began by repairing the damage on the cars "quarter panel" while we waited for the replacement bumper and taillights to arrive. Our next step was to remove the "Delaminating" paint on the top of the car. We sanded the terrible original paint until it was smooth, and sealed the newly scuffed surface with a primer. Once we recived the replacement parts we painted the entire outside of the vehicle, re-assembled the back of the car, and returned this CRX back to its owner straight and shining like new again!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Metallic & Pearl Colors

3-Stage Pearl White Paint has an extra shimmer.

Metallic & pearl colored paints use flakes of aluminum metal, mica (a shiny mineral) or "pearl" (iridescent particles often from ground sea shells) to create sparkle, luminosity and more light and color complexity than is found in solid colored paints.

Metallic and pearl colors are available in single-stage, 2-stage & 3-stage paint process technologies but they are not created equal.

The process and materials used in 2-stage paints result in a more uniform layer of color that causes the flakes to lie more flat, reflect more light and create beautiful finishes. The single-stage process is not capable of achieving the same results and certain colors--especially golds, silvers, champagnes and bronzes--can look dull and grey in single-stage when compared to 2-stage and 3-stage paints. When color is important, choose 2-stage paint to achieve the right hue & brilliance.

For certain colors and special effects in finishes like "candies" and pearls--especially pearl white--it may be necessary to go another step into 3-stage paint to achieve the desired result. The Nissan Altima in the photo has a 3-stage pearl white paint job that gives the white a luminosity and brilliance that single- and two-stage paints cannot come close to.

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