The point of clear coat is to protect the paint that’s underneath and make it shine. One of the biggest ways paint gets damaged results from oxidation courtesy of the sun’s UV rays. This is why the clear coat finishes have UV inhibitors in them. These help prevent the ultraviolet rays from fading the color of the vehicle.
It’s the actual colored paint of the vehicle that would go on top of the primer layer. Base coats don’t contain any strengtheners or hardeners. This means it’s just raw paint, sitting on top of the primer. If left in this raw state, you will likely see noticeable blemishes in the paint, which potentially let moisture in, rusting the surface of the frame.
Primer is used to get the surface of the vehicle ready for painting. Primers (in general) are put on in order to help the surface of the paint stick to the vehicle. Trying to throw a base or clear coat on a metal surface without the primer would not only look tacky, but the paint wouldn’t bond consistently. Therefore, you can think of the primer as the binding layer.
E-coat stands for Electro-deposition Coating. E-coating is an immersion wet paint finishing process that uses electrical current to attract the paint product to a metal surface. This process is also referred to as paint deposition.
Most Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts come from the factory with a primer called e-coat.
Automotive Pretreatment exhibits a wide array of benefits including: Superior Corrosion Protection, Improved Metal Cleanliness, Excellent Paint Adhesion and Increased Uniform Metal Appearance.
Substratum is defined as something that underlies or serves as a basis or foundation. A substrate can be plastic, carbon fiber, aluminum or any of a variety of steels. When analyzing damage of the vehicle and deciding how to repair it, the first thing that needs to be done is to identify what material is under that paint.
While some auto paint shops in Burbank may choose minimal preparation to be faster, Regal Repair always takes the time to makes sure the existing surface is perfect before applying the first drop of paint. We'll do any necessary body repair, sand, repair chips and scratches, and add protective surface sealant as part of our preparation process. Once the surface is ready, your car is ready to be painted. With your chosen color and style of paint, we'll enter the paint bay and protect all sensitive areas before applying the paint in a smooth and even coat.
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