FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Custom Paint FAQ

Frequently
Asked
Questions

The most commonly asked questions. If you have any question that’s not answered here. Feel free to contact us.

This depends on the temperature of the area you’re spraying in. Always use the slowest reducer/activator you can for the temperature you’re in. This will result in a much smoother finish. More information is at

This will depend on how efficient your gun is with paint as well as the effect you’re going for. We have a tool that calculates how much material you need to buy.

This is entirely up to you. We will always recommend the high solids show clear, but all of our clears have ultimate UV resistance.

No! Because of the science behind fluorescent (aka neon) pigments, they are absorbing UV light in order to be that bright. Absorbing UV light = fade. This will happen within a year.

This will depend upon the clear you’re using. Most high solids clears, you’ll want a 1.4. Medium solids you can use a 1.2 or 1.3. With any of our clears you can use a 1.2, 1.3 or 1.4 without any issues.

Yes you can. You just have to be more careful as you can run clear coat easier than you can run intercoat clear.

You can, but it is not advised. If you’re not using a .002″ or .004″ metal flake then you’re going to create an issue where the base coat is very textured (orange peel). Since base coat is opaque (unable to see through), you’re going to end up with metal flake that is hidden by the base coat. For maximum impact, it is best to spray metal flake over your base coat, before your clear.

The longevity of custom paint depends on factors such as the quality of the materials, the type of clear coat used, and the level of care and maintenance it receives. With proper care, a custom paint job can last for many years.

There are many types of finishes available for custom paint, including metallic, pearl, candy, matte, and satin. Each has its own unique look and characteristics.

Choosing the right custom paint color involves considering factors such as the vehicle’s style, the owner’s preferences, and the latest color trends. Working with a professional custom paint shop can help ensure a great result.

While it is possible to paint your own car with custom paint, it can be challenging process. It requires paint guns, compressor, materials, and skills. It is generally recommended to work with a professional custom paint shop for the best results.

Proper care and maintenance of a custom paint job involves avoiding harsh chemicals and abrasive materials, regularly washing and waxing the vehicle, and storing it in a protected area when not in use.

Proper care and maintenance of your paint spray guns is important to keep from having issues with your paint. We have a full tutorial on spray gun maintenance.

At this time we do not. The ability to verify requires us to outsource, at an additional cost. There isn’t enough demand as of yet to justify the added expense. The more service members, veterans & officers purchase from us, the more likely we are to be able to cover this added cost to benefit you.

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