Automotive Paint Colors: What Affects Color Match?

Automotive Paint Colors: What Affects Color Match?

Whether you were involved in a car accident or your vehicle simply boasts a considerable amount of wear, you may be interested in a new paint job or even just a touchup. While you might think that painting a vehicle is easy, it’s actually quite difficult, as matching the new color to the original one is a difficult task. It’s so difficult, in fact, that even the manufacturer may produce two of the same vehicles in the “same color” that appear very different in tint. This is due to several factors, which you can learn about below. 

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The Science Behind Color-Changing Paint

It sounds like something out of an action thriller—a thief steals a million-dollar something, jumps into a bright red, high-end sports car waiting outside and takes off. The police tear after the seemingly conspicuous automobile, but suddenly it’s nowhere to be seen—the thief has changed the paint color! 

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