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Custom Restoration Guide 2018

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110 SINGLE-STAGE COLOR OVERVIEW Automotive single-stage paint has been around since the beginning of the automotive era. For many years, it was the best available paint technology. Today's urethane single-stage colors are more attractive, more durable, and longer lasting than older technologies. Single-stage paint is often preferred for the blackest black paint jobs. Reds, whites and many other solid colors are popular choices. Single- stage metallic colors can be tricky to spray since it can be difficult to achieve good gloss and metallic control. Single-stage paint should be sprayed in wet coats—appearing like the finished appearance you desire. Single-stage colors perform two roles—color and gloss. Their formulas have more resin than basecoat colors. Occasionally, single- stage coats do not cover as quickly as a basecoat color might. Single-stage colors do NOT require clearcoat, however when clearcoat is added to the color or applied over the color, buffing becomes much easier.

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