What auto body paint is available?
Vehicle paint has changed a lot since the 1800s, and today’s market offers four different types to choose from. Let’s have a quick look at the different kinds of paint an auto body shop would use and their advantages and disadvantages.
The four types of paint available are acrylic enamel, acrylic lacquer, acrylic urethane, and water based. However, lets drop the word acrylic and just refer to them as lacquers, enamels, water based and urethanes.
Lacquer paint was popular in mid 1920s and 1960s and can still be found today, although it is illegal in some states or areas. Lacquer paint is inexpensive and easy to use, especially for an amateur, plus it gives a high sheen gloss. However, the downside to this is that it chips easy and does not stand up well to UV rays.
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