Is there or has anyone heard of a tinted paint - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Notices
C6 Corvette General Discussion General C6 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Is there or has anyone heard of a tinted paint

Old 01-10-2019, 01:00 PM
  #1  
retcav1sg
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
retcav1sg's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 418
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 4 Posts
Default Is there or has anyone heard of a tinted paint

protection product? I'm looking for something like XPEL/3M/Cleartastic that is tinted. I contacted the folks at Cleartastic and they only have clear products. My recent GS purchase is black and had no paint protection on all of the typical rash areas. I'm looking to put some protection on the areas but a clear product would still show the rash where a tinted product would cover them up. This would probably only work on a black car but I think it would work. I've considered using vinyl but am not sure what type of protection it would provide. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
retcav1sg is offline  
Old 01-10-2019, 01:10 PM
  #2  
sstonebreaker
CF Senior Member
 
sstonebreaker's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2006
Location: Willow Park TX
Posts: 1,099
Thanked 69 Times in 57 Posts
Default

Yeah, it's called candy. Anything candy is a pearlescent or metalflake undercoat and a tinted transparent top coat. The classic color for candy you always hear is "candy apple red". Try House of Kolor.
sstonebreaker is offline  
Old 01-10-2019, 01:27 PM
  #3  
retcav1sg
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
retcav1sg's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 418
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Thanks sstone...It appears all of their products are spray on, I'm looking for a paint protection film. I've been able to buff the areas with rash to the point of almost being smooth but the rash look is still present. I'm thinking the tinted film would serve the dual purpose of hiding the rash and protecting the area. Thanks again!
retcav1sg is offline  
Old 01-10-2019, 01:34 PM
  #4  
Cockroach
CF Senior Member
 
Cockroach's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2017
Posts: 280
Thanked 45 Times in 28 Posts
Default

You are seeking a quick half *** way of repairing something that should possibly be repainted. A painter can tint primers but usually never a clear since you want the clear to be as "clear" as possible to allow light to reflect off the base color. Cheap clears have almost a yellow tint where a high end clear will be crystal clear. If repainting is not in the budget a wrap may just do the trick.
Cockroach is offline  
Old 01-10-2019, 02:32 PM
  #5  
retcav1sg
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
retcav1sg's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 418
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 4 Posts
Default

CockRoach...Any shop I take it to will just about want to paint most of both sides of the car to make sure everything "blends" as it should. The rash is small, comparatively speaking, and is in the exact area where many, including me on previous cars, would put the PPF. The vinyl wrap material may be a solution. Thanks for the input.
retcav1sg is offline  
Old 01-10-2019, 03:24 PM
  #6  
GS982
CF Senior Member
 
GS982's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2017
Location: Fort Worth Texas
Posts: 359
Thanked 83 Times in 64 Posts
2018 C6 of Year Finalist
Default

Not sure about the tinted PPF, but I was told by my PPF installer that vinyl wraps offer very little paint protection as far as rock chips or other impact damage. I know this is coming from someone who sells PPF, but he had a fully wrapped Jeep SRT8 and put PPF on top of all the leading edges to protect his wrap and paint.

I too would be concerned about losing paint clarity with a tinted PPF. Even clear PPF does not shine as well as nicely polished paint.
GS982 is offline  
Old 01-10-2019, 04:06 PM
  #7  
sstonebreaker
CF Senior Member
 
sstonebreaker's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2006
Location: Willow Park TX
Posts: 1,099
Thanked 69 Times in 57 Posts
Default

Well, if you're just wanting to fix the rash, try Dr. Color Chip. It's a gel type of touchup paint that works great filling in the stone chips on my wife's audi (which is black).
sstonebreaker is offline  
Old 01-10-2019, 04:29 PM
  #8  
A1958R
Junior Member
 
A1958R's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2018
Location: North CA
Posts: 16
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

On my black GS I had 2 coats of ceramic done & it protects it okay. I am planning on doing XPel in their Matte look. Iím choosing the matte look because the clear never Ďpopsí as much as the stock paint with a good wax on it, the matte look removes that with a flat sort of look to it.
A1958R is offline  


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Is there or has anyone heard of a tinted paint


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: