Custom Car Paint Colors – Auto Paint Colors Guide
Deciding between car paint colors can be a daunting task for the casual car or bike owner trying to choose that perfect color for their ride. There are literally more than 60,000 auto paint colors available on the market and at some point each of those colors was considered to be an “in” color. It’s easy enough to recognize a color you like. In fact, it’s often easy to recognize LOTS of colors you like. Narrowing down the pool of colors to make a final choice can be challenging. Adding to considerations are types of paint colors that you may have heard about from friends, and colleagues. While we may not be a able to review thousands of colors for you, we can share our knowledge on the various classes of colors and give some features of each and things to consider which might make your selection process easier and more effective. We’ve also included images of our popular colors by segment which can be clicked on to link you to those color options in our store where you can see pricing or complete your order. We have many more colors to choose from than those listed below so don’t hesitate to hop over the online store and cruise through all the selections.
Metallic car paint colors are colors which have a sparkle to them originating from a finely ground metallic aluminum pigment. This metallic pigment gives paints a sparkle with numerous variations in sparkle size and and brightness based on the type of metallic pigment used. Combining these metallic pigments with a wide range of transparent pigments yields thousands of distinctly different car paint colors. From an application standpoint metallic paints can range from very easy to apply to more challenging depending on the color chosen. As a general rule, lighter colored metallic paints are more difficult to apply evenly than darker ones. Relatively speaking durability of metallic paints is good to excellent depending on the system used and color. Metallic paints are often confused with metal flake paint which is a very different type of sparkling paint color which will be discussed later in more detail. To learn more about metallic paints visit our metallic paints page over here. To see these in person purchase a hand sprayed chart in the color selectors area in the online store.
200 & 300 Series Metallic Basecoat Gallon - Gallon Alone
UreChem Apple Green Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Euro Racing Green Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint Kit
UreChem Slate Blue Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Dark Quasar Blue Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint Kit
UreChem Royal Blue Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Aqua Blue Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Arctic Blue Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Frost Blue Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
Urechem Lavender Frost Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint Kit
UreChem Watermelon Red Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint Kit
UreChem Cotton Candy Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Sassy Pink Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Peach Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Champagne Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Coffee Bean Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Pewter Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
UreChem Titanium Frost Metallic Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint
Pearl Car Paint Colors
Pearl Paint Colors with colored shimmers are made by combining special pigments called pearlescent pigments with traditional transparent pigments. Unlike metallic colors whose sparkle is based on a silver aluminum platelet, pearls are available in a wide range of sparkle colors and sizes. As such, pearl colors are said to have more “color depth” than the average car paint color. Pearl colors can be 2 stage where a pearl base color is applied then cleared or a 3 stage system where a solid base color is applied, then a pearl midcoat, and a protective clearcoat. Lighter colored pearl car paint colors tend to be more transparent than lighter colored metallic shades and as such many pearl car colors require a uniform color underneath since the lighter pearl color is likely not to hide color differences beneath. In fact many light colored pearl colors such as white pearls require a specific base color underneath making them a true 3 stage color. On the contrast, darker and medium shades are well suited for 2 stage applications and often will cover or hide the surface beneath well. From an application stand point 2 stage pearls are comparable to their metallic counterparts in ease of application but 3 stage pearls are often more challenging due to the transparent nature of the pearl midcoat. The durability of pearl finishes is generally comparable to that of metallics colors. To learn more about pearl colors visit our pearl colors page in the colors menu above.