When it comes to spray painting a car or a boat, people will often go the single pack paint route for both its simplicity in application and also the cheaper price tag. But is it worth it in the long run to forego a 2 pack application in favour of its cheaper cousin? Does it really work out cheaper? Is a 2 pack spray paint application really that much better?
Single Pack Spray Painting
Single pack painting will often do the job adequately enough for many surfaces and applications, so long as those areas where it is applied are not going to endure much wear and tear, or likely to take any knocks. Things like house walls, a fence, spray painting your kid’s model aeroplane. But really, if you are planning on custom painting your car with it just to save a few dollars and a little bit of time, then you are likely going to be disappointed with the results.
While single pack paint is fine overall as a paint, it’s not very durable when exposed to the harsh elements, hazards on the road or out on the water (in the case of boat painting), or knocks and bumps in the supermarket car park. No matter how carefully or professionally the single pack paint is applied to your car, it won’t take much to chip it or mark it. Your car may look great when it’s first been spray painted, but after a year or two you might just be taking it back into the shop again for a respray.
This is going to cost you even more money and more hassle. So, is it really cost-effective? Not really. Not for a car or a boat or any type.
2 Pack Spray Painting
You are much better off spending a little bit more and going the 2 pack spray painting route for your boat. It’s far more durable and here’s why.
2 pack means exactly that; there are two components to this paint – Part A and Part B. One part is a reactive resin while the other is the hardening agent. A chemical reaction occurs when the two parts are mixed together, curing to create a super strong bond that is hard to scratch or mark, making it the ideal application for spray painting a car, truck, motorcycle or boat.
It really is far superior than single pack paint if you want the job done right the first time and want it to last. There is no question that 2 pack is the paint to use in the automotive and marine industries.
At Flight Marine we’ve got your automotive 2 pack spray painting needs covered. Likewise, if you’re looking for boat painting Brisbane or boat painting Gold Coast, flight marine are your spray painting specialists.