Automotive Basecoat-Clear vs Single Stage – Which Car Paint System is Best? – Kevin Tetz at Eastwood

Automotive Basecoat-Clear vs Single Stage – Which Car Paint System is Best? – Kevin Tetz at Eastwood


when you get to the stage of your
project where you’re getting ready for
paint
you’ve got great options basically there
are two different types of paint systems
you’ve got a single stage system and a
base coat clear coat system
the biggest difference is with a single
stage your strength color and gloss are
all built in to a direct gloss system it
happens in one application whereas your
base coat system you’ve got a color coat
and a clear coat
now the color coat is just color only it
doesn’t depend on thickness it has no
strength and it depends completely on
the clear coat for UV strength
protection against the elements and of
course the gloss
we’ve got a couple of spray outs that
demonstrate both of these systems the
red car is done with a single stage
system which is a direct loss system
it’s got beautiful gloss great color but
it doesn’t have the depth of a base
clear now the gold car but it’s really
beep it’s very shiny and of course it’s
a metallic color
so why would you use one over the other
well a single stage is great for a
traditional restoration because it’s all
done in one session it’s direct gloss
and there’s less refraction less light
bouncing around in it so you get more of
a muted original appearance
whereas a base coat clear coat system
the light does different things into it
and refracts reflects back to you
differently if you’re an officer if
you’re a beginner a base coat clear coat
system gives you the option of starting
and stopping in between the steps
so in summary if you’re after a
traditional restoration single-stage
maybe the way you want to go
however if you’re a novice painter a
base coat clear coat system allows you
the freedom to check yourself and even
correct mistakes between the stages of
the whole process
so you’ve got options and you’ve got
great options if you have any more
questions go to eastwood.com
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