View Full Version : What kind of paint is this? (REALLY Shiny)

01-31-2012, 06:33 PM
Since I'm in the market to get my dad's Z28 repainted black, I'm wondering what type of paint is the car painted with in this picture:

As you can see, it's REALLY shiny. I'm just curious if you need to have them paint your car with some special paint or something.

01-31-2012, 07:04 PM
I'm thinking it got a good wax.

01-31-2012, 08:20 PM
Its a wonder what a Porter Cable can do with the proper compounds. I can't wait to get mine this spring

01-31-2012, 08:26 PM
its black jk. are you trying to get a really high glose? if so use a high glose clear coat and wet sand a buff good. then when the paint fully cures wax the piss out of it and it will be shinner than that

02-01-2012, 03:10 AM
It just cleaned and waxxed

02-01-2012, 01:18 PM
^ +1 It does look great

02-06-2012, 10:58 AM
nice and shiny!

02-06-2012, 09:22 PM
they went through and cut and buffed after painting

02-08-2012, 09:11 AM
I'm thinking it got a good wax.


my car shines like that and the sides are original 1995 paint with a good buff job. the hood/front bumper have new paint along with the ground effects/roof/rear bumper but the doors, quarters, fenders, and hatch are stock 1995 paint.

02-08-2012, 09:16 AM
No special paint, just gloss black with a clear coat it looks like. They did however take the time to polish (rotary/porter cable/flex with compounds) and wax the paint though. Does look good.

02-08-2012, 10:10 PM
Hey 1995blacktattop what wax/compound you use? car looks damn good for it being factory on some spots an black

02-09-2012, 06:27 AM
i don't remember what was used to buff it a few years ago, but i use meguiers swirl x and then go over it with some mothers wax. i usually reapply every 2-3 months when the swirls start to become more prevelant again. thanks for the compliment on the paint, yeah it still shines pretty good for 136k miles :)

02-09-2012, 05:40 PM
Please consult your dad first... your posts are scaring me...

02-10-2012, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the info 1995black

02-10-2012, 02:38 PM