How to Paint a Tri-Coat Color?

Answer Tri-coat paints, also known as three stage paints or pearl coats, are automotive paint colors achieved by applying three different coats. These three coats are called the basecoat, midcoat (or pear... Read More »

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How to Spot-Repair the Paint Base Coat and Clear Coat?

Popular Mechanics offers some assurance for those who find ghastly scratches on their cars: Many of these scratches can be repaired with some buffing and sanding. In general, most car scratches pen... Read More »

How to Mix a Base Coat & Clear Coat for Auto Paint?

A paint job on a car involves more than spraying paint on the car's surface. There are several extremely important steps that must be completed before the car is ready to be painted. One of these s... Read More »

How to Do a Good Base Coat Clear Coat Paint Job?

Base coat/Clear coat painting is more difficult than acrylic enamel because the paint has a tendency to run. This how-to explains just how to get that perfect glossy finish.

How to Spray the Base Coat for Clear Coat Paint?

When painting cars, it is common to spray on a colored base coat and follow with a protective clear-coat. This makes it possible to buff the surface coat without damage to the color. This is a tech... Read More »