People want custom auto paint jobs for lots of reasons: A custom paint job can give a car its own unique identity, as well as a sense of newness to any car, no matter how old. It can also showcase the personality of the car owner, allowing you to choose something bold to make a statement, or something a little more subtle and refined.
It’s easy to know why you want a custom car paint job. Of course, knowing what kind of paint job you want is an entirely different matter. With a variety of custom paint jobs available, it can be hard to choose (let alone know all your options). That is why we wrote this blog: learn more about all your paint job selections with these top 5 custom paint job ideas.
1. Two-Tone Paint Jobs
Two-tone car painting describes a technique that uses two distinct colors. You choose the colors based on your style and taste. There are a couple of guidelines that govern how to two-tone a car. The most general design includes painting the top two-thirds of the car in one color while painting the other part of the car in a more neutral color. The reverse is also a common way to showcase the two-tone design. A two-tone design differs from a fade custom paint job, which also uses two colors, in that the two colors do not blend with each other.
A two-tone paint job is not a new revolution. In fact, this paint scheme was incredibly popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s before it faded out a bit. Now, it is making a comeback. This paint job takes a great deal of attention to detail and precision. You can play around with how you want your two-tone custom paint job to look but overall the basis for this look is that it involves two distinctly different colors. How and where those colors meet on the car will determine the overall look of this custom paint job.
2. Matte Color
Matte color custom paint jobs are becoming increasingly popular. This paint job is marked by a flat color that is not reflective at all. Over time, matte finishes have improved and now tend to last longer, with a higher level of durability than they did in the past. The difference between a matte custom paint job and a more traditional one is in the application of the clearcoat. With a matte paint job, the clear coat dries into a rough texture whereas with other paint jobs, the clear coat dries to a smooth texture that is shiny and reflective, creating a final texture that is rough, sandy and virtually shine-free.
The pearlescent custom paint job is quite unique and allows for a variety of different, interesting effects. By refracting light rather than just reflecting it, pearlescent paint jobs splits the paint into different colors with varying depths. This is caused by allowing some light in while simultaneously slowing it down as it passes through other areas. This means that the cars color depends on how you look at it and from what angle.
A fade custom paint job involves using two different colors that blend together where they meet. This technique requires a great deal of skill as the transition between the two colors needs to be seamless in order to get the full effect of the design. There are a couple of different options for fade paint jobs: in most instances, you can either fade from the front to back or from the top to bottom.
A metallic custom paint job is quite similar to one that uses traditional solid paint. The difference is that metallic paint has just a small amount of powdered metal added to it. The amount and type of metal added to the paint varies by manufacturer but in general, it is approximately 1 part in 50 of aluminum powder.
The effect of metallic paint comes from the increase in reflection of more light than you get with traditional solid color paints. Overall, this makes for a shinier look than you would get with a regular paint job using traditional paint. Another benefit to a metallic custom paint job is that it often can disguise some minor damage better than traditional paint, if needed, especially when looking at the car from a distance.
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We hope this post has helped inspire you with the top five custom paint jobs you can get for your car. Of course, you do not want to trust any of these techniques to someone who does not have a proven track record. If you want custom car paint job done right, it’s vital that you trust your car to a professional auto painter. Custom paint jobs require significant knowledge and skills along with a good amount of precision and really should not be trusted to, ‘just anyone.’
If you’re considering any of the aforementioned paint services for your car, consider working with the professional custom paint job experts at Robs Customs & Restorations. Feel free to reach out to them today to schedule your own custom paint job for your car or truck!