The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Automotive Paint

d4f0156393d6d8b1b19cb7c7cf5e4685.JPGPainting a vehicle is considered a value-add for your car. But, when it comes to the selection of automotive paints, it seems to be a confusing task. However, if you want to get into this task you need to get some basics right about the entire process. To start with, you need to get some information about the different types of automatic paints available and about the tools which are used to apply the paints.

Ingredients of the automotive paint

You must know about three things about automotive paints-

  • binder,
  • pigment,
  • and carrier.

Pigment is nothing but the colour which you use to paint. Binder or resin is a sticky and thick liquid used for hardening. Lastly, carrier is the solution that keeps the paint in liquid form till it is exposed to air and applied to the car body. Binders of the automotive paints are comprised of lacquer or enamel or urethane. People generally prefer enamel or urethane as they are synthetic and have wide options to choose from. In addition to this, these are durable and are affordable as well. Moving on, lacquer is also a good ingredient which dries up quickly and will give a shiny touch to your car. However, it is not preferred much due to its cons such as not durable and needs maintenance.

Types of paints

After deciding the ingredient, you need to pick from single part or two part or single stage. The single part paint can be applied in less time with thinner which helps to spray easily. But, single part cannot be used for painting the entire car. Two part paints are weather proof, and stay for a longer period of time. This paint is also free from rusting. Finally, basecoats or single stage paints are used for shiny touch and are also considered to be of high quality.

These were a few basic features of the automotive paints. This will help you make an informed decision in choosing automotive paints for your car.