What is acrylic enamel?

Answer Acrylic enamel is a plastic-based paint that dries to a hard, glossy finish. It was prevalent in the automotive industry for several decades due to its ease of application, high glossiness and UV r... Read More »

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How to Mix an Automotive Enamel Reducer for a Gallon of Acrylic Enamel Paint?

Automotive acrylic enamel paint must be mixed with a reducer and hardener before application with a paint gun. The reducer allows the paint to flow from the paint gun smoothly. The hardener, someti... Read More »

Can I paint acrylic enamel over acrylic lacquer?

Acrylic enamel paint and acrylic lacquer paint aren't meant to be layered one on top of another when painting a car. However, if the vehicle's surface is prepared with the correct primer, you can a... Read More »

How to Finish Acrylic Enamel?

Before polyurethane paint became standard for auto bodywork, many cars had coats of acrylic enamel. This means that many older cars that need paint touchups need new coats of this enamel, as mixing... Read More »

How to Wet Sand Acrylic Enamel?

When used properly, wet sanding acrylic enamel creates a deep, lustrous finish. Whether you have just finished a paint job with acrylic enamel, or want to save money on a body shop repair bill, try... Read More »