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Guide to car painting – spray painting, cracked clearcoat, kolor

Guide to car painting – spray painting, cracked clearcoat, kolor

Automobiles, Featured
Paint is essentially a mixture of binders, resins and pigments. It’s the pigments that give the paint its color and the rest to bind it all together. The usual paint on a production car is what is termed one Pac, which uses a basecoat and a clear coat together. The term Pac, or Pak, or PK, comes from the German words for paint components. That’s why the most often used aftermarket paint is called two Pac – it is a base color plus a clear coat that goes on top. House of Kolor Then there are the really serious paints, such as the House of Kolor, which has hundreds of different finishes that can be layered in any order or way to achieve a unique appearance. Here’s an example of how serious it gets - paint experts measure paint thickness in microns. On a standard everyday car t