Understanding the paint layers on your vehicle.
It’s important to understand that different vehicle paint surface damage require different attention and repair procedures. Your vehicle paint is typically layered in the following format on top of the metal body work frame.
Primer Bottom Layer
Primer is usually the first coat applied to a vehicle’s outer metal surfaces during manufacturing and production. The main reason for applying primer is to provide a leveller and protection layer this makes the Vehicle Paint (base coat) a lot easier to apply.
The middle layer commonly known as the base coat is the application of your vehicle paint initially applied in the vehicle manufacturers factory on the production line with a spray system. You can also apply your paint with our touch-up products including a touch up paint pen, touch up paint brush or bottle and a touch up paint aerosol. When applying any touch up paint you must firstly wash the area throughly and ensure all residue or surface grease is removed. The surface area must also be masked and completely dry before applying any touch up paint to your vehicle. You also need the paint shade matches the colour code of your vehicle.
Clear Coat Top Layer
After applying touch up paint to your vehicle it’s usually recommended to add clear lacquer this adds a protective surface above the paint and usually makes the paint look shiny.