Automobile paint quality is a factor that every car owner will pay attention to so long as they want a good quality polish on their car. Every body shop out there claims to provide the highest-quality car paint job. So what exactly makes high quality paint? Secondly, you might ask yourself what high-quality paint really provide.
When buying car paint you should know that the ingredients used to manufacture the car paint does greatly affects the final finish and look of the vehicle. To begin with, you should always make sure that you have used coating that is made from high-quality ingredients. A coating with high-quality ingredients will make it easier to apply the coat, and it will actually look better and stay for a longer period of time, considering the rough conditions a vehicle’s body is exposed to over the years, with the sun, rain, snow and more. So what exactly are the key ingredients used in the manufacturing of automobile paints?
The Pigments Used in the Paint
A can of paint at the paint shop will have two different types of pigment. The first one is the prime pigment that will provide the color and the hide. Then we have the extender pigment that relates to the color of the paint and therefore will add a lower impact on the quality of the paint. The high-quality car paints will have more of the things that are meant to give you more ability to easily apply the paint and better durability of the paint including the ability to retain the color after the car paint job. Note that if you want these high-quality pigments, the more expensive you will pay for them at the paint shop.
The Type of Binders Determine the Quality
In today’s paints, we have different types of binders that are used. For the latex paints, you will; find that they have either the acrylic-styrene or the Vinyl-acrylic binders or in other cases, they will be 100% acrylic.
Depending on the type, the quality and also the amount of binder that is used, we will have different levels of stain resistance the cracks resistance and also the gloss to adhesion. When you use the high-quality binders, which are mostly found in the high-quality paints, you will realize that you will get the end product that adheres well to the surface that you are painting.
The car paint job quality does not depend on the liquid used because the liquid is mostly meant to serve as a carrier. The high-quality paints will have a high ratio of the binders and the pigments compared to the liquids. For the cheap paints, you get a high ratio of liquids.
The Paint Additives Increase Quality of Paint
Additives used on the paint will greatly determine the additional benefit to the paint. The most commonly used additives will include Rheology modifiers that provide leveling to the coating and also a better hide. We then have the Mildewcides that will keep mildew in check and the dispersing agents to make sure pigment is evenly distributed, and lastly preservatives that prevent spoilage of the paint.
Note that the additives used in the paint will increase the cost of the product, but on the other side you get a high-quality car paint job. World Auto Body only uses the best, Sherwin Williams Paint, and our certified professionals always follow manufacturer procedures to provide you with the best outcome for your vehicle.