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Essential DIY Tips for Painting Your Car

Posted on Jul 25, 2014. 1 comment

Believe it or not, you can get a professional-quality paint job on your car for a fraction of the cost of taking it to a shop. Not only do you save money, it is a very rewarding experience when done right. Whether you’re looking to freshen up a dull color or want a completely new look, ColorBond car paints are the perfect way to create that new, lasting look in an affordable way.

Use Quality Paint

This should be a no-brainer, but it is vital that your paint of choice isn’t of poor quality. Any great job that you think you’d done will quickly deteriorate if the paint is basement bargain and low quality. ColorBond’s line of primers and refinishing paints won’t flake, chip, crack, or peel. Our paint works flawlessly on leather, plastic, and vinyl and provides a quality that looks like professionals did it the job.

Choose the correct color

Call your local automotive dealer and give him your vin #. This will enable the dealer to give you the exact color name. Then, go to our color chart and choose your color from among 148 contemporary OEM aerosol colors.

Prep the painting area

Thoroughly clean to ensure your painting area is free of dust and dirt that could easily ruin your new finish. Be sure to paint in a well-ventilated, dry space. The quality of the finished product is directly related to the amount of prep done, so set yourself up well and don’t cut any corners when prepping.

Prep the painting surface

If you’re painting the outside of the car, thoroughly wash and remove any rust. If you’re painting the interior, thoroughly vacuum and shampoo all cloth upholstery with a damp cloth. Dust and dirt can mix with the paint causing an uneven finish. Use 1200 grit wet dry sandpaper and lightly buff all leather surfaces and hard plastics. This step can be eliminated if you are spraying on vinyl, ABS, PC or TPU. When painting hard plastics such as TPO / PP or metal, use # 215 clear adhesion promoter to insure proper adhesion. This step can be eliminated if you are painting leather, vinyl, ABS, PVC or TPU.

Soak Can for 15 Seconds

The hot summer days will dry the pigment in mid air and will create a powdery rough surface. To prevent this type of dry spray, place aerosol in ice bath and spin for 15 seconds. This will get the boiling point in the aerosol cooler and make the paint flow better.

 

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ColorBond Goes to Norway

Posted on Aug 07, 2013. 0 comments

ColorBond Goes to Power Meet in Fredrikstad Norway

 

You know Norweigans are almost as car crazy as Americans, so it was no surprise that they have some great car shows. This year’s Power Meet was held in early August and featured some of the best restorations we’ve seen in a long time. No doubt, ColorBond was there and distributor Roger Meyer was nice enough to give us a report from the Meet. Here’s his report from the show:

 

Power Meet has outdone itself again in 2013 with another great show. This year the Meet was located in Fredrikstad and attracted people from all over Scandinavia and Europe who shares a love for the classic American designs. An annual event open to all, Power Meet is organized by AMCAR Fredrikstad in cooperation with an assortment of local clubs. This year the event attracted 400 -600 cars.

 

 

Surrounded by car enthusiasts of all types, the judges had a tough time judging the many find entries and ultimately awarded prizes to those with the best restoration.

 

Of course no show is complete with showing everyone the type of job ColorBond can do. During the Power Meet I spoke with countless people throughout the day and display our Mercedes-Benz 450 SL restored with ColorBond by owner Tore Sollund with the help of Tommen `s Customs in Sandefjord, Norway. A complete interior renovation was performed using ColorBond's interior paint for cars as well as supplies to create a beautiful fresh from the factory look that everyone wants.

 

 

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The Joker: ColorBond and the 98 Acura Integra

Posted on Aug 03, 2013. 1 comment

At ColorBond we get the opportunity to help everyone with a vehicle. Whether you’re simply bringing your seats back to life with some of our car seat paint or going all out with a total customization with some of our durable engine paint, we have product to help everyone.


We love hearing from our customers about their projects and today we’d like to highlight Joshua Ortiz (aka The Joker) and the work he’s done on his ’98 Acura Integra. Check out these great shots of this sweet ride:

 

As you can see, Joshua certainly

put a lot ofeffort into his project.

Some of the project details include:

 

Vehicle

  • 1998 Acura Integra

Products

  • Seat Stylin # 136 Bombasitc Blue
  • Prep
  • Carpet Stylin' # 136 Bombasitc Blue
  • Adhesion Promoter (prep for TPO plastic)

Cost

  • $80.70

 

We were excited to see the results of Joshua's project and he's busy working on an even more ambition project - so stay tuned for an update on that one! Regardless, we make products that deliver great results. Whether you have a project car like Joshua, or if you're just trying to freshen up your everyday vehicle, ColorBond interior car paints will get the job done well.

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Big Changes for ColorBond

Posted on Jun 21, 2013. 0 comments

We've been working hard on the ColorBond website and we're almost there! You'd be surprised and how much work is involved with assembling all of the materials and then assembling them in a way that is useful to visitors. And let's not forget that the website's appearance is much different than what we've had only months ago. If you're familiar with ColorBond you may remember the old website, but here's a sample of where we started:

 

 

As you can see, our new site is pretty different! Hopefully you'll enjoy the additional functionality that will help you find the information and products that you're looking for! And if there's something we missed that you think is a gotta have, contact us and we'll put it on our list of next steps.

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Classic ColorBond Commercial: Don't Be Distracted

Posted on Jun 21, 2013. 0 comments

Working on the new ColorBond website has been a lot of fun -  I've definitely learned a lot about interior auto paint, that's for sure! As we've assembled all the materials needed to ensure everyone understands how useful ColorBond paints are, I encountered this TV commercial that I think describes the many ways that these products can be used:

 

 

All I can say is don't let any of the dated elements distract you. ColorBond paints can be used in an almost unlimited number of ways and with proper preparation and application you'll be amazed with the results! Just check out the Testimonial Page and you'll read reviews and see photos from average people that have obtained incredible results.

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