ACRYLIC PAINT: Describes a type of paint produced by polymerising acrylonitrile.
BARRIER PAINT: Describes a primer used on bare metal to prevent corrosion.
BITUMINOUS PAINT: Describes black or dark coloured tarry paint containing bitumen used to protect exposed metal parts.
CLEAR COAT: Describes a clear paint covering used on modern vehicle bodies for the topcoat.
EMULSION: Describes a mixture of two liquids that do not thoroughly mix, such as oil and water, or specifically of gasoline and air in a carburettor before it is discharged and fully atomised
ENAMEL: Describes a type of paint that dries to a smooth, glossy finish. It is easier to apply than cellulose. If cellulose is applied over it, the cellulose will lift (i.e., peel off).
FACTORY PRIMER: Describes a primer coat applied to new body panels in the factory for protection during storage. The coat should be removed before painting to allow paint compatibility.
METALLIC PAINT: Describes a paint containing both pigment and small metallic flakes, often of different sizes, reflecting light. The flakes are all oriented at different angles in the paint and consequently reflect light differently.
NITROCELLULOSE PAINT: Describes a type of paint popular in the Fifties, which produced a deep, lustrous finish, but later found to be prone to crazing and checking.
POLYURETHANE PAINT: Describes a type of two-pack paint based on polyurethane substances.
REFINISHING PAINT: Describes a category of paint sold to paint shops specifically for resprays because most paint formulas used during original production are not suited for respray equipment.
ZINC-RICH PAINT: Describes a type of paint containing an extremely high percentage of metallic zinc dust in the dry film that can be applied to iron and steel as an anti-corrosive primer
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