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Automotive paint make a car look aesthetic and also protects it from corrosion and negative environmental impacts. It is used to paint body, doors, often bumpers, mouldings, door handles and side mirror housings.

What are the types of automotive paints

By consistency:

  • Liquid. They differ in ingredients. Among them, there are:
    • Based on organic solvents. They can contain the following substances as an active ingredient:
      • Cellulose. Compounds based on it, nitro paints, are characterised by fast drying but tend to crack. More suitable for painting localized areas. Applied in several layers. When dried, need polishing for getting the optimum shine.
      • Alkyds. Products containing them allow forming a durable, gloss coating which doesn’t need polishing. Only one layer is applied. Characterised by long drying time, usually, require drying activators and hardeners.
      • Acrylic. At present, products based on acrylic and solvents are the most widely spread as they are characterised by homogeneous structure and do not need polishing. After they have dried, they feature high durability and resistance to an aggressive environment. Preserve their appearance and protective properties for a long time. Need to be applied in several layers.
    • Water-based compounds. They are eco-friendly, feature excellent adhesion, can be applied on the old paintwork. Differ in the drying time. For faster polymerization, the paint is dried in a special drying chamber.
  • Powder. Dry, magnetized paint particles are sprayed on the body and then are exposed to high temperatures. These automotive paints are very economical to use but require expensive equipment. Suitable for painting plastic parts. Allow creating a sustainable and durable coating.

Features of using automotive paints

  1. It is better to paint a car body in a maintenance shop. In order to get the best results, you’re going to need corresponding skills and equipment. It is desirable to have specialists eliminated slight damage as well. Using a computer programme, they will choose the tint that suits your body colour.
  2. It is important to dilute automotive paints in a certain proportion. The ratio of ingredients can depend on the temperature at which the work is being done.
  3. Automotive chemicals are applied to the prepared, thoroughly cleaned and primed surface.
  4. Most often the layer of enamel is coated with automotive lacquer. This helps to form a sustainable, durable and beautiful coating.
  5. All the works should be performed in a clean room. If dust and dirt get on the freshly painted surface, they can ruin everything.
  6. While spraying an automotive paint with a paint gun, you should wear a respirator. If the compound contains solvents, the fire safety regulations should be observed.

AUTODOC: convenient online shopping

Shopping for automotive paints is more advantageous if you buy primers and fillers as well. You can purchase all automotive chemicals necessary for painting your car at one. This will help you to achieve the highest quality of coating, get a fast delivery and also reduce its price. Contact our specialists and they will find the best automotive chemicals for your vehicle.

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