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Automotive Paint Mixing Ratios - How To Mix Auto Paint - Mixing Car Paint





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Published on Apr 17, 2012

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When a lot of newbie enthusiasts get into automotive painting there is something that usually confuses them. Mixing the paints. That's why you may be watching this video and reading this blog post. Well, mixing automotive paint is really a lot simpler than you think.

First let's talk about single stage paints.
Single stage paints are a stand alone type of paint. No clear is necessary to produce a gloss. Think of it as ladies' nail polish. You can lay a few coats of paint and you're done. It's glossy and durable.

A general mixing ratio for single stage paints is a 8/1/1 mixture. You will have 3 basic paint materials.

Your Main Paint in which ever color you desire from metallics to solids.
Reducer to thin down your paint so you don't end up with orange peel problems.
Hardener which is also known as Activator. Both are a catalyst which helps your paint cure and dry for a lasting finish.

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