Spray painting cars can be a lot of fun. It doesn't matter what level you're painting at, or what you're actually painting; it's a very enjoyable experience. If you're a professional spray painter, helping rusted classic cars to look like they've rolled out of the factory doors again, there must be immense satisfaction in that.
Whether you're somebody who paints life-like pictures onto bodywork or hand-paints lines on Rolls-Royce cars, or simply enjoys painting a part of your car in the garage, bringing a car back up to par is an impressive skill.
Respraying or painting in any form still needs the products to do the job though and while finding an automotive paint supplier is easy, it can be tricky getting the right products for the job at hand.
If you're needing to spray something that's unusually unseen and doesn't need an exact paint match, such as parts on the chassis or inner wheel arches, your local car part store will carry the basics you need for the job.
However, if you're spraying a part such as a wing mirror, where you need a perfect color match, it's best to seek out a specialist with the paint code, who can supply what you need and recommend the right grade of grit paper and how long to leave between each coat of paint.
These specialists require a car paint supplier will sell everything the professional needs. A good car paint supplier will have hundreds of products in stock, varying in price, quality and quantity. From cutter and grinders to fibreglass and paint stripper, the car paint supplier will have everything needed for the job.
Different types of car paint
There are many different types of car paint, with the most common ones being:
- Solid paint – A no-cost basic, solid colour, normally in white, red, blue or black.
- Metallic paint – A paint with a small amount of powdered metal which reflects more light than solid paint.
- Pearlescent paint – Made with ceramic crystals rather than metal particles, which reflects and refracts the light.
- Matte Paint – A matte finish prevents the paint from reflecting any light, giving it a flat look that's popular amongst high-end cars.
Where does Chipex source our paint?
Every Chipex paint repair kit is hand made to order on a daily basis. This means that the paint is completely new for the customer and nothing gets wasted, but it also allows us to ensure the color is an exact match to the manufactures color formulation.
By using our handy 'Find your Colour Code' tool, you can determine which type of paint and which colour you need before you buy the kit, so you can guarantee an exact match. With two options available, either getting the manufacturer's contact details to find out the color code or using our guide to locate the paint code on your car, you can then simply enter the code and find your perfect touch up paint repair kit.
Car paint equipment suppliers
When it comes to painting your car you'll need more than just the paint. There's an abundance of equipment required to ensure you get the job done right. Depending on the size of the job, if you're planning on painting the entire car some essential tools include:
- 1200-2000 grit wet and dry sandpaper
- Electric sander
- Masking tape
- Face masks
- Safety goggles
- Paint thinners
- Air compressor/spray gun
However, if you're just wanting to touch up a small area of the paintwork, perhaps where road, traffic and weather conditions have chipped or scratched the car then the tools you require a lot simpler. You'll need:
All of the equipment you need to touch up a chip or a scratch can be found in the Chipex paint repair kits.
Find out more information about our revolutionaryChipex car touch up paint kits.
To keep your car in top condition take a look at our range of car care products, blended to a unique formula to give the best results possible.
Find Your Car's Paint Color
- Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh.
- Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection.
If your color was not listed in our database that's quite normal. In fact 22% of our customers when ordering have to manually add their vehicle details at this stage, so you're not alone.
Fill out as much information as you can, and remember, we offer our 100% color match guarantee on every kit regardless.