Why Car Paint Is Complicated

What is car paint?  At the risk of sounding a bit cheesy, it might be the unsung hero of the auto industry.  After all, just think about the multitude of purposes it has to serve:

  • Maintain a lustrous finish over many years
  • Repel the elements
  • Protect the car’s body from rust
  • Withstand decades of UV radiation

What’s more, car paint must do all of the above in an incredibly thin coating (just a few thousands of an inch!).  To top it all off, if car paint isn’t applied correctly, then the time and money spent applying the coat are all for naught.