Gold Car Paint: Understanding the Pros and Cons

January 27, 2012

One of the most distinctive looks for a vehicle of any kind is when it has been treated with gold car paint. Using a metallic gold car paint to coat all or some of your vehicle will give your car a unique appearance that sets it apart from nearly every other vehicle you're liable to see on the road. There are many distinct advantages to using one of several gold car paint colors, but there are also a few risks and downsides you should be aware of as well.

Pros of Using Gold Car Paint

If you're looking to set your car apart from other vehicles on the road in a visual way, there is perhaps no better way to do this than by painting your vehicle with gold car paint. Metallic paints that glitter and reflect the light are attractive to look at and are very uncommon on the road. Your vehicle will have a distinctive and personal appearance as a result of this paint job.

Metallic paints oftentimes have the advantage of being made out of certain types of acrylic solutions and other materials that are better able to resist wear and tear as well. These paints may require that you paint your vehicle less frequently, and they may also help you to avoid having to touch up the car. In some cases, it's less noticeable when a gold colored vehicle sustains minor paint damage as well, meaning you can get away with leaving touch up sections untreated.

Cons of Using Gold Car Paint

One major disadvantage to using gold colored car paint over standard car paint colors is that gold colored car paint is invariably more expensive than other types of paint. In fact, it is unlikely you'll find gold car paint for sale in a standard automotive repair or detailing shop. Instead, you'll most likely have to find a custom car design shop with which to work, and you'll very possibly need to hire a professional car detailer to paint the vehicle for you. This adds a labor cost to the already high cost of paint as well.

Another disadvantage of using gold car paint is that it makes your vehicle stand out. In some locations and for certain vehicles, this may increase the likelihood your car will be the target of vandals, thieves or other criminals. Beware of the dangers inherent in making your vehicle stand out from a visual standpoint before you undertake this project.

One final disadvantage to using gold car paint is that, should you need to touch the paint up for any reason, it will cost you a great deal of money to do than if your vehicle was painted a standard color.

If you have any other questions about how to paint your vehicle, how to select a type of paint for your car, and whether gold car paint is appropriate for you, speak with a professional or a detailing service representative.

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