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How to Apply Single Stage Paint


Single-stage paint application is still relatively common in body shops and, in particular, is still widely used on light and heavy commercial vehicles. While two-stage systems use a base color that is subsequently painted over with a clear coat, many single-stage systems use a urethane base that provides a hardened gloss finish in one full application. When used in conjunction with a compatible hardener or accelerator, a single-stage paint system can lead to cheaper operating costs, fast drying times and higher levels of productivity.

Things You’ll Need

Degreaser, Tack cloth, Single-stage paint, Compatible hardener, Compatible thinner, Spray gun, Cellulose thinners