Automotive Finishes

Automotive Finishes

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  1. Eastwood Lakepipe Orange Holographic Flakes 50g
    Eastwood Lakepipe Orange Holographic Flakes 50g
    Eastwood Lakepipe Orange Holographic Flakes 50g
    Eastwood Lakepipe Orange Holographic Flakes 50g
    $23.99
    $23.99
  2. Eastwood Sapphire Blue Holographic Flakes
    Eastwood Sapphire Blue Holographic Flakes
    Eastwood Sapphire Blue Holographic Flakes 50g
    Eastwood Sapphire Blue Holographic Flakes 50g
    $23.99
    $23.99
  3. Eastwood Clutch Fire Holographic Flakes 50g
    Eastwood Clutch Fire Holographic Flakes 50g
    Eastwood Clutch Fire Holographic Flakes 50g
    Eastwood Clutch Fire Holographic Flakes 50g
    $24.99
    $24.99
  4. Eastwood Molten Red Metallic Basecoat
    Eastwood Molten Red Metallic Basecoat
    Eastwood 4:1 Molten Red Metallic - Basecoat - Automotive Car Paint - Gallon
    A scotching hot ruby red with a modern metallic effect

    From $323.98

    To $326.98

    From $323.98

    To $326.98

  5. Bonneville Black Cherry Basecoat Gallon
    Bonneville Black Cherry Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood 4:1 Bonneville Black Cherry - Basecoat - Automotive Car Paint - Gallon
    Sophisticated color which is deep and dark with beautiful shades of red and a subtle sparkle

    From $248.98

    To $251.98

    From $248.98

    To $251.98

  6. Burn Out Blue Metallic Basecoat Gallon
    Burn Out Blue Metallic Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood 4:1 Burn Out Blue Metallic - Basecoat - Automotive Car Paint - Gallon
    This classic medium blue metallic is understated and simple, yet it remains a favorite year after year

    From $248.98

    To $251.98

    From $248.98

    To $251.98

  7. Midnight Metallic Black Basecoat Gallon
    Midnight Metallic Black Basecoat Gallon
    Eastwood 4:1 Midnight Metallic Black - Basecoat - Automotive Car Paint - Gallon
    As dark as the midnight sky with fine metallic particles.

    From $238.98

    To $241.98

    From $238.98

    To $241.98

  8. Eastwood Meteor Gray Metallic 4:1 Basecoat Gallon 52418
    Eastwood Meteor Gray Metallic 4:1 Basecoat Gallon 52418
    Eastwood 4:1 Meteor Gray Metallic - Basecoat - Automotive Car Paint - Gallon
    A refined medium gray metallic with cool undertones.

    From $247.98

    To $250.98

    From $247.98

    To $250.98

  9. Eastwood Liquid Chrome w/ Black Base Coat
    Eastwood Liquid Chrome w/ Black Base Coat
    Eastwood Liquid Chrome and Black Base Coat
    Spray-on an easy finish that closely matches genuine chrome

    Starting at$169.96

    Starting at$169.96

  10. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Strainer & Stir Sticks Each Kit BSP400
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Strainer & Stir Sticks Each Kit BSP400
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Strainer & Stir Sticks Each Kit BSP400
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Strainer & Stir Sticks Kit
    $8.99
    $8.99
  11. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Matte Clear Coat Quart 32 OZ BSP307
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Matte Clear Coat Quart 32 OZ BSP307
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Matte Clear Coat Quart 32 OZ BSP307
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Matte Finish Clear Coat Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  12. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Metallic Clear Coat Quart 32 OZ BSP301
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Metallic Clear Coat Quart 32 OZ BSP301
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Metallic Clear Coat Quart 32 OZ BSP301
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Metallic Clear Coat Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  13. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Gloss Clear Coat Quart 32 OZ BSP300
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Gloss Clear Coat Quart 32 OZ BSP300
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Gloss Clear Coat Quart 32 OZ BSP300
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Gloss Clear Coat Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  14. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Molten Red (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP212
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Molten Red (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP212
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Molten Red (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP212
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Molten Red Metallic Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  15. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Midnight Blue      Quart 32 OZ BSP210
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Midnight Blue      Quart 32 OZ BSP210
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Midnight Blue Quart 32 OZ BSP210
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Midnight Blue Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  16. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Dark Emerald Green (Metallic)   Quart 32 OZ BSP209
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Dark Emerald Green (Metallic)   Quart 32 OZ BSP209
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Dark Emerald Green (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP209
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Dark Emerald Green Metallic Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  17. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Sublime Green Pearl     Quart 32 OZ BSP208
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Sublime Green Pearl     Quart 32 OZ BSP208
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Sublime Green Pearl Quart 32 OZ BSP208
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Sublime Green Pearl Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  18. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Hugger Orange Quart 32 OZ BSP207
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Hugger Orange Quart 32 OZ BSP207
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Hugger Orange Quart 32 OZ BSP207
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Hugger Orange Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  19. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Chrome Yellow Quart 32 OZ BSP206
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Chrome Yellow Quart 32 OZ BSP206
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Chrome Yellow Quart 32 OZ BSP206
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Chrome Yellow Paint Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  20. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Deep Blue (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP204
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Deep Blue (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP204
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Deep Blue (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP204
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Deep Blue Metallic Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  21. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Performance Red Quart 32 OZ BSP203
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Performance Red Quart 32 OZ BSP203
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Performance Red Quart 32 OZ BSP203
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Performance Red Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  22. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Brilliant Silver (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP202
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Brilliant Silver (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP202
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Brilliant Silver (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP202
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Brilliant Silver Metallic Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  23. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Jet Black Quart 32 OZ BSP200
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Jet Black Quart 32 OZ BSP200
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Jet Black Quart 32 OZ BSP200
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Jet Black Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  24. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Burnt Orange (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP211
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Burnt Orange (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP211
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Burnt Orange (Metallic) Quart 32 OZ BSP211
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Burnt Orange Metallic Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  25. Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Championship White Quart 32 OZ BSP201
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Championship White Quart 32 OZ BSP201
    Dupli-Color Paint Shop Finish System Base Coat Championship White Quart 32 OZ BSP201
    Paint Shop Automotive Lacquer Finish System Championship White Quart
    $44.99
    $44.99
  26. Eastwood Forest Hideout Green Metallic Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Forest Hideout Green Metallic Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Forest Hideout Green Metallic Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    A lively green with beautiful blue undertones. Fine metallic particles complement the green shade nicely

    Starting at$359.95

    Starting at$359.95

  27. Baja Bronze Metallic Intermix Paint Kit
    Baja Bronze Metallic Intermix Paint Kit
    Eastwood Baja Bronze Metallic Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    Select from dozens of beautiful, single-stage custom Intermix colors

    Starting at$399.95

    Starting at$399.95

  28. Crankcase Copper Metallic Intermix Paint Kit
    Crankcase Copper Metallic Intermix Paint Kit
    Eastwood Crankcase Copper Metallic Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    Select from dozens of beautiful, single-stage custom Intermix colors

    Starting at$396.95

    Starting at$396.95

  29. Bakersfield Bronze Metallic Intermix Paint Kit
    Bakersfield Bronze Metallic Intermix Paint Kit
    Eastwood Bakersfield Bronze Metallic Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    Select from dozens of beautiful, single-stage custom Intermix colors

    Starting at$372.95

    Starting at$372.95

  30. Eastwood Purple Passion Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Purple Passion Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Purple Passion Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    Rich, with a beautiful combination of pearl and aluminum flake for a lively purple appearance

    Starting at$360.95

    Starting at$360.95

  31. Eastwood Mink Coat Metallic Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Mink Coat Metallic Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Mink Coat Metallic Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    Not quite gray, but not quite brown. A beautiful warm smoky shade in between

    Starting at$332.95

    Starting at$332.95

  32. Eastwood Smokey Mountain Gray Metallic Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Smokey Mountain Gray Metallic Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Smokey Mountain Gray Metallic Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    Deep gray with a high concentration of aluminum flake in different sizes for a super sparkly effect in the sun

    Starting at$359.95

    Starting at$359.95

  33. Eastwood Evergreen Metallic Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Evergreen Metallic Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Evergreen Metallic Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    The Jaded Green Pearl in this color is nicely balanced with Carbon Metallic to create a medium green with lots of glittery effect.

    Starting at$371.95

    Starting at$371.95

  34. Eastwood Root Beer Metallic Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Root Beer Metallic Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Root Beer Metallic Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    Warm shades of cherry pearl mix with a deep gray metallic to create this unique brown

    Starting at$361.95

    Starting at$361.95

  35. Eastwood Nautical Blue
    Eastwood Nautical Blue
    Eastwood Nautical Blue Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    Sharp color made by combining two of our most popular shades of blue

    Starting at$389.95

    Starting at$389.95

  36. Eastwood Bayside Blue Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Bayside Blue Intermix Paint
    Eastwood Bayside Blue Single Stage Automotive Car Paint - Intermix Kit
    This classic shade gets its color from Coastal Highway Blue, tamed down with plenty of white base from the Destroyer Gray. A perfect color for antiques

    Starting at$372.95

    Starting at$372.95

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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.