Once a vehicle or panel has been through the appropriate steps it can now be brought into the paint booth and masked up for painting.
This is where the hours or body work and prep now count for that flawless finish.
Before the first coat is laid down the entire vehicle or panel is wiped down using a wax and grease remover. This removes any residue on the surface that may prevent the paint from adhering to the panel/s. Then it is gone back over with a tack cloth to remove any remaining dust and particles that may still be lying on the surface.
The painter can then begin applying the paint.
There are a number of different types of paints that can be used but the two most common systems are a 2 part top coat (Sometimes referred to as 2pak or 2K) and Basecoat/Clear coat.
Metallic finishes are purely a basecoat/clear coat whereas solid colours can be either option. When going through the consultation process we can determine which system will be best applied.
When it comes to colour there are a million choices. You can choose from the factory colour code all the way up to wild candy apple finishes and metallic flakes.
Our computer colour matching program ensures that we get a perfect colour match. Or we can use it to help you create a custom colour of your very own.
We can also help you design any custom paint work that your mind can create.