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  1. Bright White Basecoat Gallon
    Bright White Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood 4:1 USA Bright White - Basecoat - 128oz
    A bit of black tint helps shade this white just right for use on its own, or paired with another color in a two-tone combination
    $254.36
    $254.36
    FREE Delivery
  2. Eastwood Pure White
    Eastwood Pure White
    Eastwood 4:1 Pure White - Basecoat - 128oz
    As white as white gets. Pure. Untinted. Absolutely white
    $238.40
    $238.40
    FREE Delivery
  3. Boulevard Black Basecoat Gallon
    Boulevard Black Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood 4:1 Boulevard Black - Basecoat - 128oz
    A timeless classic, Boulevard Black is suitable for any type of vehicle.
    $212.47
    $212.47
    FREE Delivery
  4. Eastwood Tunnel Ram Metallic Gray
    Eastwood Tunnel Ram Metallic Gray
    Eastwood 4:1 Tunnel Ram - Basecoat - 128oz
    A luxurious dark gray with warm undertones and a gorgeous metallic effect.

    From $246.98

    To $249.98

    From $246.98

    To $249.98

    FREE Delivery
  5. Eastwood Chop Top Silver Metallic
    Eastwood Chop Top Silver Metallic
    Eastwood 4:1 Chop Top Silver Metallic - Basecoat - 128oz
    A classic metallic made with fine aluminum particles for a subtle silver poly appearance
    $267.34
    $267.34
    FREE Delivery
  6. Eastwood Cruise Night Blue
    Eastwood Cruise Night Blue
    Eastwood 4:1 Cruise Night Blue - Basecoat - 128oz
    Classic blue is a just bit lighter than Eastwood’s Burn-Out Blue Metallic
    $270.66
    $270.66
    FREE Delivery
  7. Blue Pearl Basecoat Gallon
    Blue Pearl Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood 4:1 Blue Pearl - Basecoat - 128oz
    A dynamic shade of blue with fine pearl effect particles
    $262.35
    $262.35
    FREE Delivery
  8. Low VOC Gasser Green Basecoat Gallon
    Low VOC Gasser Green Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood 4:1 Gasser Green - Basecoat - 128oz
    A bold and bright metallic green with extra glittery appeal thanks to its huge aluminum particles. This is an outrageous color guaranteed to turn heads.
    $271.66
    $271.66
    FREE Delivery
  9. Eastwood Malibu Sunset 4:1 Basecoat
    Eastwood Malibu Sunset 4:1 Basecoat
    Eastwood 4:1 Malibu Sunset - Basecoat - 128oz
    There’s no hiding when your vehicle is painted with this brilliant high metallic orange. Rich pigments and extra coarse metal flake combine to make this one a super exciting color
    $311.56
    $311.56
    FREE Delivery
  10. Eastwood Hugger Orange
    Eastwood Hugger Orange
    Eastwood 4:1 Hugger Orange - Basecoat - 128oz
    This classic Hugger orange is part of Eastwood’s Muscle Car Color Series
    $295.59
    $295.59
    FREE Delivery
  11. Moonlight Drive Metallic Basecoat
    Moonlight Drive Metallic Basecoat
    Eastwood 4:1 Moonlight Drive Metallic - Basecoat - 128oz
    This is such a dark shade of blue, it looks black unless viewed in the sun. That’s when deep shades of navy and a subtle metallic effect finally reveal themselves
    $270.00
    $270.00
    FREE Delivery
  12. Eastwood Rally Red
    Eastwood Rally Red
    Eastwood 4:1 Rally Red - Basecoat - 128oz
    This classic mid 1960s GM color is part of Eastwood’s Muscle Car Color Series
    $310.56
    $310.56
    FREE Delivery
  13. Eastwood Tropical Sunset Orange Pearl
    Eastwood Tropical Sunset Orange Pearl
    Eastwood 4:1 Tropical Sunset Orange Pearl - Basecoat - 128oz
    Stunning orange midcoat with a beautiful shimmering gold color shift thanks to exceptional clarity that allows the pearl particles to show through easily
    $311.56
    $311.56
    FREE Delivery
  14. Eastwood Deep Lagoon Blue Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood Deep Lagoon Blue Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood 4:1 Deep Lagoon Blue - Basecoat - 128oz
    Soothing solid blue made from a white base. It’s a perfect color for two-tones, but is just as useful when used on its own

    From $252.97

    To $256.87

    From $252.97

    To $256.87

    Add-On Item: FREE Delivery with Orders Over $100
  15. Eastwood Sub Zero Blue Pearl
    Eastwood Sub Zero Blue Pearl
    Eastwood 4:1 Sub Zero Blue Pearl - Basecoat - 128oz
    This is a vibrant, rich shade of sapphire that glows bright with powerful blue pearl highlights
    $311.56
    $311.56
    FREE Delivery
  16. Eastwood Agave Green Metallic Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood Agave Green Metallic Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood 4:1 Agave Green Metallic - Basecoat - 128oz
    With faint shades of celery green, this is a unique twist on the classic silver metallic
    $224.92
    $224.92
    Add-On Item: FREE Delivery with Orders Over $100
  17. Jaded Green Basecoat
    Jaded Green Basecoat
    Eastwood 4:1 Jaded Green Metallic - Basecoat - 128oz
    Multi-colored pearl particles dance in the sun in this dark forest green which was styled by Kevin Tetz.
    $269.66
    $269.66
    FREE Delivery
  18. Eastwood Royal Blue Metallic
    Eastwood Royal Blue Metallic
    Eastwood 4:1 Royal Blue - Basecoat - 128oz
    This deep, dark, indigo color is made with spectacular blue pearl effect particles that shimmer in the sun
    $277.32
    $277.32
    FREE Delivery
  19. Eastwood Coastal Highway Blue Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood Coastal Highway Blue Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood 4:1 Coastal Highway Blue - Basecoat - 128oz
    A simple solid blue with high saturation, this one is shaded with a bit of red tint to make it even deeper and richer in color
    $316.23
    $316.23
    FREE Delivery
  20. Eastwood '70-'72 GM Mulsanne Blue Metallic
    Eastwood '70-'72 GM Mulsanne Blue Metallic
    Eastwood 4:1 Mulsanne Blue Metallic - Basecoat - 128oz
    One of GM’s iconic colors in the early 1970s
    $252.71
    $252.71
    FREE Delivery
  21. Eastwood Euro Racing Green Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood Euro Racing Green Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood 4:1 Euro Racing Green - Basecoat - 128oz
    A custom take on the iconic British racing green.
    $250.05
    $250.05
    FREE Delivery
  22. Canyon Dusk Copper Metallic
    Canyon Dusk Copper Metallic
    Eastwood 4:1 Canyon Dusk Copper - Basecoat - 128oz
    A beautiful copper with warm earthy tones and a striking metallic effect
    $260.69
    $260.69
    FREE Delivery
  23. Eastwood Champagne Metallic
    Eastwood Champagne Metallic
    Eastwood 4:1 Champagne Metallic - Basecoat - 128oz
    Warm with light earthy shades. Works well in two-tone combinations
    $279.98
    $279.98
    FREE Delivery
  24. Eastwood Prostreet Red Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood Prostreet Red Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood 4:1 Pro Street Red - Basecoat - 128oz
    A medium shaded red that features warm under tones compared with the other solid reds in the Eastwood color lineup
    $257.98
    $257.98
    FREE Delivery
  25. Eastwood GM Regal Red Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood GM Regal Red Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood 4:1 GM Regal Red - Basecoat - 128oz
    This classic GM color is part of Eastwood’s Muscle Car Color Series
    $293.28
    $293.28
    FREE Delivery
  26. Eastwood Reptile Red
    Eastwood Reptile Red
    Eastwood 4:1 Afterburner Red - Basecoat - 128oz
    Urethane basecoat works with our Low-VOC Primers, Clears; w/ activator
    $277.65
    $277.65
    FREE Delivery
  27. Eastwood Can Am Classic White Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood Can Am Classic White Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood 4:1 Can Am Classic White - Basecoat - 128oz
    This creamy white is part of Eastwood’s Muscle Car Color Series
    $220.12
    $220.12
    FREE Delivery
  28. Eastwood '66-'69 Ford Wimbeldon White
    Eastwood '66-'69 Ford Wimbeldon White
    Eastwood 4:1 Wimbledon White - Basecoat - 128oz
    This classic off white Ford color is part of Eastwood’s Muscle Car Color Series
    $248.72
    $248.72
    FREE Delivery
  29. Eastwood Pearl Necklace White Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood Pearl Necklace White Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood 4:1 Pearl Neckless White - Basecoat - 128oz
    With a gorgeous white pearl, this midcoat color has a subtle shimmer effect
    $295.94
    $295.94
    FREE Delivery
  30. Eastwood Daytona Yellow Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood Daytona Yellow Basecoat Paint
    Eastwood 4:1 Daytona Yellow - Basecoat - 128oz
    This classic Chevrolet yellow is part of Eastwood’s Muscle Car Color Series
    $251.38
    $251.38
    FREE Delivery
  31. Eastwood Boulevard Black Paint
    Eastwood Boulevard Black Paint
    Eastwood Boulevard Black 3:1 Single Stage Paint
    A timeless classic, Boulevard Black is suitable for any type of vehicle.

    Starting at$141.96

    Starting at$141.96

  32. Eastwood '68-'72 GM Polar/Can-Am Classic White
    Eastwood '68-'72 GM Polar/Can-Am Classic White
    Eastwood '68-'72 GM Polar/Can-Am Classic White 3:1 Single Stage Paint
    This creamy white is part of Eastwood’s Muscle Car Color Series.

    Starting at$141.96

    Starting at$141.96

  33. 69-72 GM Hugger Orange/Carousel Red
    69-72 GM Hugger Orange/Carousel Red
    Eastwood '69-'72 GM Hugger Orange/Carousel Red 3:1 Single Stage Paint
    This classic GM orange is part of Eastwood’s Muscle Car Color Series.

    Starting at$168.98

    Starting at$168.98

  34. Eastwood '66-'69 Ford Candy Apple Red 3:1 Single Stage Paint
    Eastwood '66-'69 Ford Candy Apple Red 3:1 Single Stage Paint
    Eastwood '66-'69 Ford Candy Apple Red 3:1 Single Stage Paint
    Popular on early Mustangs, this deep Ford red is part of Eastwood’s Muscle Car Color Series.

    Starting at$187.96

    Starting at$187.96

  35. Eastwood '70-'72 GM Mulsanne Blue Metallic
    Eastwood '70-'72 GM Mulsanne Blue Metallic
    Eastwood '70-'72 GM Mulsanne Blue Metallic 3:1 Single Stage Paint
    One of GM’s iconic colors in the early 1970s, this blue metallic is part of Eastwood’s Muscle Car Color Series.

    Starting at$152.96

    Starting at$152.96

  36. Eastwood 68-69 GM Rallye Green Metallic
    Eastwood 68-69 GM Rallye Green Metallic
    Eastwood Rallye Green Metallic 3:1 Single Stage Paint
    Premium acrylic urethane topcoat for exceptional long-lasting beauty

    Starting at$174.98

    Starting at$174.98

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Eastwood Automotive Finishes

Treat your car to a fresh coat with a high-quality automotive finish from Eastwood. Our 24/7 online store and brick-and-mortar locations are where to buy automotive paint that will Do the Job Right at more affordable prices than other car paint suppliers. We have formulated a variety of solutions for people who want to give their car a new look or need to put the final touches on body repair work. Whether you're a first-time auto painter or an experienced hand, you can find auto paint that's easy to apply and looks show-worthy.

A Beginner's Guide to Car Paint

If you're new to vehicle paint, you surely have a lot of questions about how to go about this project. This basic car painting guide will help you get started. Make sure to visit our resource links below for more information, such as which primer to use or how to mix custom paints. Eastwood is an auto paint store that believes in providing superior knowledge and service with each sale, so give us a call, read up on painting in our tech library or stop by a store anytime you have a question.

What are the two types of automotive paint finishes?

Automotive paint is a complicated subject — far more involved than adding a coat to a wall or siding along your home.

In general, automotive paint consists of a pigment that's dissolved in water or a solvent, allowing it to be sprayed with a paint gun. As amateurs quickly find out, you shouldn't ever paint bare metal. Therefore, a primer to prep the surface is essential as is the clear coat at the end.


Auto paint can be divided into three basic types:

Acrylic Lacquer: This is the original automotive finish used to paint automobiles as far back as the 1920s. Not used as frequently today but far from obsolescent, acrylic lacquer is what you want to use as you're restoring an antique ca, to be true to its original production. It offers a greater degree of shine, but for modern-day vehicles, it doesn't provide the day-to-day protection your vehicle needs from UV rays and bird droppings.

To use acrylic lacquer, it needs to be mixed with paint thinner. The paint thinner evaporates after application but keeps the paint's pigment on the metal surface. With a paint gun, the substance comes out as a finer mist, requiring multiple layers to achieve a substantial coating. As classic car enthusiasts know, you'll need to buff the finish to maintain its shine.

Urethane: This modern car paint is popular among DIYers. Urethane auto paint is more durable than lacquer and dries quickly. It is also versatile; you can spray urethane over almost any other type of paint or primer — even acrylic lacquer! The main disadvantage is that these paints can have a more "plastic" look, especially in less-experienced hands.

You can get both single-stage and two-stage urethane paints. A one-stage finish eliminates the need for a clear coat, making it even easier to repaint your vehicle. The two-stage produces a more visible shine for those who take their car's appearance seriously.

Pearlescent and Metallic Paint: Vehicles from the 1990s to the present tend to use these paint types, although they were introduced as far back as the ‘70s. Pearls and metallics feature flakes, usually aluminum or mica, in a solid base pigment that creates a multicolored appearance. While modern, these auto paints pose a few challenges in application. Instead of targeting an area, you may want to sand and paint a full body panel to eliminate potential lines.

Aside from these three general types, automotive paint includes the following solutions:

Waterborne: Growing in popularity, these auto paints have a lower percentage of solvent and use more water, offering an environmentally friendly alternative.

Solvent: Solvent solutions are more common. They utilize lacquer, urethane or enamel to dissolve the pigment.

These types will be used for solid, metallic, pearlescent and matte auto paints. For custom jobs, learn more about mixing auto paint.


For the full job, you'll also need to have:

Primer: This is what some call the undercoat. No matter the name you want to use, primer prepares the vehicle's metal surface to accept and hold onto the paint. Without it, the paint won't bond and you'll eventually experience adhesion issues, like cracks, flaking, chips and rusting due to oxidation. As a tip, because primer can add a textured look, sand between coats to create a smooth appearance.

Base Coat: This is what gives the car its color. However, if left exposed, it starts to show wear relatively quickly, especially moisture-related damage like rust.

Clear Coat: Also called finish or lacquer, clear coat has no pigment. Instead, it protects the base coat against moisture, UV exposure and general wear and tear. Typically, clear coats are made of urethane or polyurethane, resulting in a glossy appearance after application.

Along with auto paint, here's what you'll need to paint a car.



Do you need to prime a car before painting?

The short answer is, almost always. Primer is essential for avoiding adhesion and rusting issues down the road, especially if you'll be painting on bare metal. Ultimately, primer acts as a bonding agent.

Yet, it's not always a must-use. Some say to avoid primer if you'll just be sanding the paint down slightly. Furthermore, if you'll be painting on plastic — for instance, your car's bumper — there's no need to apply primer before the base coat.

Primer, as a note, can create a ridged or bumpy appearance. To avoid this, wait for each coat to dry, then sand the surface with fine-grain sandpaper before applying the next coat. You'll want to do this until you're ready to apply the base coat.

Is it your first time painting your vehicle? Get started with these tips to avoid common mistakes, and learn more about different types of primers.



How to get the best shine on your car?

"Shine" begins with the car's paint and extends to the detailing and care.

To start, aspects like paint quality and surface contamination decrease the shine. Unfortunately, the more you drive around — and the more your car is exposed to moisture, UV rays, bird droppings, road tar and bugs — the less shine it ends up having. As you maintain your car, you can use clay to remove some of the contaminants.

As a second factor, polishing is key for reducing the appearance of scratches, small pits, swirl areas and other superficial blemishes. To maintain the appearance, you can use a scratch remover or polish on the surface.

The sealant also contributes to the shine, protecting the paint against the elements. No matter the formula, you'll want to apply it by hand with a microfiber cloth to the surface.

As the final step, waxing is essential not just for protection and helping the paint last but also for maintaining the vehicle's shine. Some auto enthusiasts prefer a carnauba formula, but at a minimum, wax the car seasonally to help preserve its glossy appearance.



Resources

Which primer is right for your job?

Homemade log splitter finished with Eastwood paints.

Refinish aluminum wheels.

Refinish a turbo with Eastwood powder.

Auto painting tips and tricks.

Auto painting FAQs.

What do I need to paint a car?

Easiest way to mix custom paint.

What is polyester primer used for?

How to make a paint job last longer.