What is Auto Paint?
Learn why auto body paint is complex
Auto paint is the most complex paint made. Its purpose is to enhance and protect the beauty of the auto body design. It also comes in 10,000 colors and effects, and has greater luster, shine, depth, and weather resistance than any other type of paint. Yet it is only .003” thick! It’s easy to see why auto paint repair requires great skill, experience and expertise.
Light metallic paints
Light metallic paints (silver, for example) have a lower percentage of pigment - which means they’re more likely to break down and fade with exposure to UV rays. That’s why Maaco recommends its more durable paint systems for cars with light metallic paints. It’s the ability to protect against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays that really defines the difference in quality and price among auto paints.