What are some brands of metallic car paints?


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Duplicolor, Rust-Oleum and Restoration Shop are among the specialty paint brands that offer metallic automotive paint. These paints are made of acrylic lacquer and come in aerosol spray cans or containers measured in quarts. Retailers such as Amazon.com, The Home Depot and Walmart sell these brands.

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As a result of the complex manufacturing process, metallic paint is typically more expensive than standard paint, according to CarsDirect.com. Paint codes are often used to match the exact color of the original coating. Some manufacturers, such as Restoration Shop, produce acrylic enamel and urethane base coats that are used with the lacquer. HomeDepot.com recommends using the auto body system of primer, paint and then clear, for best results.

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