The common materials needed are:
This is going to seal the car, providing a surface for all layers to adhere to.
Your metallic or pearl base coat that provides the sparkle/shimmer under your candy layer.
If you ask Google “how much for a candy paint job?” the first result is from Quora telling you “It is expensive. Really expensive.”
With Cande Shop products, this is simply not true. In fact, for a mid-size sedan or SUV, you can get all the materials for under $1050. There’s factory color base coats out there that cost more than that.
As you can see we aren’t here just to help you learn about your candy paint job cost, but also to save you money on an exceptional paint job.
How long does candy paint last?
This depends upon the brand you’re using & how long the car is out in the sun. Cande Shop candy paint has premium UV resistance, giving you 5+ years of outstanding color. Longer life is possible with better care.
How do you protect candy paint?
Top coat it with a high solids clear followed by a regular routine cleaning using a soap without wax in it. Parking the vehicle under shelter will extend the life as it will protect it from the harmful UV rays.
How many coats of candy paint do you apply?
With Cande Shop candy paint, you can do this with 2-3 coats. With brands like House of Kolor, SEM or Matrix, you’ll want to apply 4 coats or more depending upon the color & how dark of a color you want.