How Car Paint Is Made

The formulation of car paint begins with a resin, the highly cohesive substance that literally holds the rest together.  A pigment, as its name suggests, is what gives the car paint its color–one of over 10,000 colors, in fact.  The paint’s sparkle and iridescence (pearliness) are the results of optional metallic and mica flakes, respectively, which can be manipulated to create striking highlights and other effects.