Originally posted by manueljlg
Also, what´s the standar thickness of clear coat in most cars?
Single Stage Paint Systems (aka standard finish)
Total Film Build is about 3.5 to 5.0 mils.
(primer, pigmented color)
About 2.0 to 2.5 mils of the TFB is the pigmented color (on top of the primer) .
Clear Coat Paint Systems
Total Film Build is about 4.5 to 6.0 mils
(primer, basecoat, clearcoat)
About 1.5 to 2.0 mils is the clear coat alone, with only .5 mils available for defect removal.
*a standard sheet of paper is about 2.5 mils*