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Automotive Touch-up Paint Type Colour Specifications For Repairing TriColour Metallic Paint


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 Factory Exact Match Tri-Coat Color For Your Car?

Satin White Pearl Special Effect Colors are common on today’s modern vehicles. These Tri-Coat colors are usually white cars that have a metallic appearance. You may see by looking at the paint chip above that the paint surface has a very fine sparkle or texture special effect. In the sun especially this can be seen clearly, with all the different light shades the color appearing slightly different according to the paint pearl that’s within the color. For example in direct sunlight the white color may look light and bright with and individual color pearl shade like blue appearing on contrasting body panel edges. When the color is in the shade it may look off white without the pearl effect being noticeable. Special effect tri-caot paint is a common type of exotic paint used typically on luxury cars This type of O.E.M factory colour requires two layers to make the colour exactly match, one cannot work with out the other.

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Tri-Coat Color Paint & Repair

What Tri-Coat Car Paint Repair Products To Order?




1) Plastic Primer – This is an essential paint layer when repairing paint scratches that have completely been removed from plastic parts such as your bumper bar. The plastic primer is formulated to a clear one coat thin application which will give the perfect paint build when repairing or refinishing a plastic part like bumper bars. The general rule of thumb is that if permanent repairs are required then adhesion promoter is a must. Note: Failing to apply the adhesion promoter will surely eventually lead to paint repair failure in the long term decreasing the value of your car and other poorly repaired items.

2) Metal Primer – Also know as the electrostatic coating the manufacturer applies before painting. This surface is a durable solution that protects, coats and seals the entire metal car body completing the finishing of top coat color layers for Tri-Coat paint.

3) Color Paint Shade 1 – This Tri-Coat Paint Color layer is particularly important. Without this paint layer, when doing a paint touch up repair it is near impossible to complete satisfactorily if the damaged area has the paint scratched down to the bare metal or bare plastic. This shade1 color has full body pigment and will give the repair the under ground color coat that should be similar to the cars body color.

4) Color Paint Shade 2 – The final color Tri-Coat Paint Color that is seen on your car is designed to give an appealing look to the prospective owners. The shade 2 color is usually a transparent solution that has a pearl and/or xirallic pigment that makes the color ever so appealing and great looking.

5) Clear Gloss – This Final Clear Paint layer plays a very important part of the finishing paint layers on your car. This Clear Solution Gives your cars paint the final look, which is a high glossy appearances which gives metallic paints a great depth and a bright look. Some often say the toffee look. This layer of paint solution has a very important role in preserving the paint color.


Tri- Coat Paint Tips & Tricks

Special Effect Tri-Coat Satin Metallic Paint is porous and if the gloss is not applied over the top you would surely find rust starting to eventually appear. The clear gloss is not porous and is designed to lock out moisture and protect the true color from damaging UV sunlight. The clear coat should give you the exact match color to the tri-coat, so buy exact matched color in the first place. You Cannot get the exact match color without applying the clear to tri-coat satin colors.


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Tri-Coat Multi-Tone Metallic Color Type Specification Chart


Color Match Guarantee
Automotive Touchup Paint sends original perfectly matched colour from a global paint company that manufactures the paints of Mercedes-Benz and other classic popular brands. (Axalta Group Of Companies - Standox) the company is Globally renowned. The colour that is sent to you is an exact match to your vehicle original paint and if in an extraordinary situation that we find that it is not the exact match you are covered by our exact match guarantee and our business will replace the colour at our cost or provide a refund. Rest assured that by using the exact match genuine auto color provided, along with the complete scratch removal products supplied in the kit will perform the job of removing and/or camouflaging all scratches, paint chips and blemishes as shown in our comprehensive video tutorial, it is highly recommended to all users of our car touch up products that these How To paint & repair video and text Master tutorials be viewed prior to applying any paint products to ensure the outcome is successful. Always test your products in an inconspicuous area before commencing touch up repairs. For recipients of our Automotive touch-up paint products.
  • The vehicle may have had previous paint repairs and an aftermarket paint colour product was used.
  • Your vehicle has faded paint (this is one of the most common occurrences where the paint is not matched exactly, we guarantee to match to the vehicles original paint colour, as you would be aware, fading of paint is common where vehicles have had sun exposure, matching to each individual vehicle based on how much fading has occurred as you would understand is virtually impossible) however, the team at has continually offered their services should you bring your vehicle into the shop to have the colour-matched to the faded paint colour as a courtesy to yourself.
  • Poor application of the paint products. (this is once again a common occurrence if our online video tutorials are not viewed prior to applying the product) .