Category: Body Paint

What are the Different Types of Auto Paint? (with pictures)

Auto paint has changed dramatically since the late 1800s, and today’s market offers no less than four different types to choose from. Let’s take a quick look at the different kinds of auto paint and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

A man painting a car.
A man painting a car.

The four basic types of paint available today are: acrylic lacquer, acrylic enamel, acrylic urethane and water-based. We’ll drop “acrylic” and simply refer to them as lacquers, enamels, urethanes and water-based.

For auto body repairs, the body of the a vehicle must be properly prepared before paint can be applied.
For auto body repairs, the body of the a vehicle must be properly prepared before paint can be applied.

Lacquer-based auto paint was

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Car Body Paint Scratch & Dent Repair Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Halifax, West Yorkshire

About Kiwi Colour

Car body repair services covering Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Ilkley, Keighley and full West Yorkshire area and Harrogate and Skipton in North Yorkshire.

We offer vehicle scratch, scuff and dent repairs at bodyshop quality from the comfort of your home, or even at your workplace by arrangement – with a massive saving compared to traditional car bodyshop prices.

Kiwi Colour is an independent fully mobile car body repair company based in Leeds, Bradford and Manchester we service the full North/West Yorkshire areas and the east side of Lancashire.

At Kiwi Colour we like to keep up

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Health Risks Associated With Auto Body Painting Materials

by Chris Stevenson

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Auto body and paint shops use caustic, flammable and carcinogenic chemicals in their line of work, more than in the automotive repair trade. The health risks associated with auto body painting materials can be long-lasting and serious to the employee, and even customers, if the proper steps to implement safety precautions and certified equipment are not enforced. Every person entering or in the auto body paint trade, including current employees, should be aware of the numerous health risks they face each day.

Flammable Substances and Burns

Automotive paint prepared with reducers and lacquer thinner pose

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How to Paint a Car with a Spray Can: 13 Steps (with Pictures)

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To spray paint a car, first make sure you spray in a well-ventilated area, and wear a mask and goggles for safety. When you’re ready to paint,

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Mobile Car Scratch Repair & Removal

ChipsAway Paint and Car Body Scratch Repair

Car scratches and scrapes in the paintwork can be horrible things to happen to your vehicle. No matter how they occur, scratches and paint damage are unsightly. They can drive down the resale value of your car and untreated scratches can lead to further damage at a later date. Left unrepaired, scratches can lead to exposing the body of the car, escalating into potential rust problems later on down the line.

By getting your car scratch repaired you can make sure you not only solve the immediate problems of unsightly damage, but you

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