View Full Version : factory paint process?

03-09-2003, 02:30 AM
For 1990, does anybody know if the factory SC paint was basecoat, then clearcoat, or just one step with no clear?

03-09-2003, 11:16 AM
The name says it all. A clear "coat" on the base color. The clearcoat option was about $100 more (?? it's been 13 yrs). I bought mine with Silver Clearcoat.

03-09-2003, 03:17 PM
hello. about your paint. it will be a base coat / clear coat system. all auto manufacturers started this process in 1988 in accordance to meet EPA regulations . the difference between this is it is a 2 step process. you apply the color, then the clear . single stage paint is just that , "spray it how you want it to look" since it is a 1 step formula you spray it and it dries to a gloss. this is a very inferior paint Compared to BC/CC system . if your Re-painting your car Do not go with a single stage paint . you will be very dissapointed , it will loose all its luster in about a year and it is very hard to maintain. BC/CC is better, you get years of glossy paint , and it holds up to the elements very well .
Michael, Exotic Autohaus

03-09-2003, 04:08 PM
The colors I see listed for 89 Super Coupe are:

Black (1C)
Bright Red (Vermillon) (21)
Oxford White (9L)
Light Titanium Clearcoat Metallic (11)
Twilight Blue Clearcoat Metallic (7F)

Only the last two were clearcoated at additional cost.