A generous 4m x 3m temperature controlled paint room onsite is dedicated to housing four paint mixing schemes that include 2 dual brand water based paint systems for the basecoats and 2 direct gloss ones for the solid colour options. All our paint is mixed on site, so the old school way of buying it in pre mixed from a paint supplier with the hope that it matches is a distant memory.
When colour matching any car we have always had a huge choice of over 40,000 colour options to choose from in our Lechler colour library that include solid colours and metallic /pearl base coats but in the event none of those are close enough we will tint the closest sample to a perfect match and now with the addition of our own Lechler Spectrophotometer we can further enhance our colour matching capabilities and services saving valuable time..
We don't tint so that the colour is just close to where it needs to be, we strive for edge to edge colour matching even on the metallic's so that any blending necessary is kept to a minimum and will fall in effortlessly. There is very little we cannot match to and we also develop unique colours on request.
All paintwork is cured in our 8m x 4m low-bake oven.
Colour samples are also provided for the customer to have a visual of what a particular colour will look like when applied to a panel. Most know exactly what they want but for those who are unsure we sometimes paint classic mini front wings as samples to give a 3D perspective and a much clearer indication of how the final colour will look.
Hours of patience and methodical preparation will ultimately determine the final paint finish, view some of our case studies to see the results of those efforts and feel free to call if you have any requirements you would like to discuss with us.
Below is a short time lapse video that gives a brief insight into the Ferrari Daytona having a coat of tinted wet on wet epoxy sealer applied prior to four coats of Rosso Chiaro 2k, there are more photo's of the finished car in our case studies.