Metallic paint is one of the most commonly used types of paints in the world!
You may see by looking at the paint chip above that the paint surface has a sparkle or texture look. In the sun especially this can be seen clearly, with all the different light shades changing the appearance of the color. For example in direct sunlight the color may look light and bright but over in the shade it appears darker and deeper in color. Also See All Other Car Repair Manuals. Also See What To Order. Also See Search Color Information. Also See What Paint Type Do I Have. Also See Find Paint Color Charts. Also See Touch Up Paint Products. Also See Repair Video Library
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.
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 metallic paint.
Color Paint – The Metallic Paint Color that is seen on your car is not only designed to protect the car body but to also make the appearance look appealing to the prospective owners.
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.
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, so buy exact matched color in the first place. You Cannot get the exact look without applying the clear to metallic colors. Download the latest metallic paint repair instructions guide