Layton Custom Car Paint Services

Automotive repair is generally a pretty serious business, but Shadetree Automotive’s custom vehicle painting service in Layton, Utah, is a lot of fun for us and for our customers. We are known for providing the best looking, highest quality custom paint jobs in the region. Custom paint can increase the value of your vehicle but, most importantly, it will set your car apart from everyone else on the road. Motorcycles, cars, vans or just about any vehicle makes the perfect canvas. Whatever you can dream up, we can make it a reality for your car.

Choosing a Custom Paint in Layton, Ut

Custom paint jobs can run the gamut from really affordable to out of this world. Which option is right for you depends on several factors. You probably already have a concept that you want to achieve visually. Now it’s time to consider how long you want the finish to last, how much maintenance you’re willing to do and how much you want to spend. Finally, think about the elements your car faces each season. If you keep it garaged, bringing it out only for rallies and auto shows, you need less protection than if you don’t generally keep your car in the garage.

What is Candy Paint?

Candy paint, also known as Kandy paint, is one of the most popular custom paint finishes today. You’ve probably seen a “candy apple red” paint job, but this finish is available in an infinite number of colors. It’s characterized by a rich, deep, almost three-dimensional look. Thanks to the popularity of this finish among car enthusiasts, some auto manufacturers have begun offering a version of candy colors. Not surprisingly however, it’s virtually impossible to duplicate the look of candy paint in a production environment. To achieve a candy finish, Shadetree Automotive first applies a metallic undercoat. Next, a transparent color is applied followed by a clear sealer.

Choosing the Right Layton Automotive Products

Our customers often ask whether primer is necessary to achieve a good result. We believe that it is. Primer can prevent body corrosion, ensure that the new paint adheres and fill in small body imperfections that can mar a perfect custom paint job. As for which paint to select, that depends on your inner artist. Chameleon effects can be achieved by mixing ghost pearl pigments with candy paint. A hot trend today is thermochromics paint, which changes colors at higher temperatures, revealing a different color or graphic elements underneath. We love the new crystal or ice effect add-ins, which sparkle in the sunlight. Traditional colors are always a favorite as well at Shadetree.

If you’re considering a custom paint job for your vehicle, stop by Shadetree Automotive and talk to our custom auto body painting specialists. We can explain the process to you and help you find the perfect custom finish for your vehicle.