Car enthusiasts all over the world are constantly trying to find a way to express their creativity. They wish to make their vehicles stand out, both in terms of performance and visual appeal, which is quite understandable, given how much emphasis is placed on uniqueness in modern society. Needless to say, financial restraints are one of the greatest obstacles to achieving the goal of having a truly unique car.
However, there are some less expensive ways that allow us to make our cars stand out. One of them is creating custom paint designs. This doesn’t have to cost you a fortune if you research your auto shops first, nor does it have to be a difficult process if you already know the type of look you’re going for.
Let’s take a look at the ways in which almost everyone can make their car look as pretty as possible.
Matte for a more intimate look
A great majority of cars boast glossy finishes and vinyl cover, which is exactly why you might want to consider opting for the other end of the spectrum – the matte paint job. That would surely have people notice your car and it will really stand out in its simplistic aesthetics and timeless beauty. The matte finish is a color that is not reflective at all, which means you’d get a smooth, beautifully rough texture that emanates confidence. Also, a matte paintjob is available in almost any hue. For example, black oozes sophistication and luxury, red is all about being daring, while white implies openness and freedom. So, all you need to do is find the one that matches your personal style and flair.
Two-tone paint job
If you’re into retro, you should definitely consider a two-paint job. All classic cars featured it in an attempt to emanate sophistication and class and those who chose this option are bound to make a strong fashion statement. By evoking that retro vibe of the past, you’ll make your car unique, but you need to make sure there is no mixing or overlap of the two colors. Instead, you just have two hues bordering and complementing each other. For instance, you can paint the top two-thirds of the car in one color, and choose a complementary hue for the rest, or vice-versa.
Ceramic coating for protection
It goes without saying that your new paintjob won’t last very long unless you care for it properly. In the past, that involved a lot of buffing and waxing, but, luckily, things have changed. There are now various protective coatings that take really good care of your paintjob. The most popular choice is, of course, a ceramic coating. You can have it applied at a trustworthy auto-body shop or opt for an exciting DIY ceramic coating project, provided you have the right equipment and are willing to experiment. In either case, the nano ceramic coating will seal the paintjob and form a protective shield that preserves its luster and its original hue, while keeping dust, debris, scuffs, scratches and other elements at bay.
You could also explore the option of introducing the fade paintjob, which includes blending two different colors and making them fade into each other where they meet. Naturally, you shouldn’t do it yourself, unless you’re an expert paint technician, because it takes knowledge and experience to make the colors fade seamlessly and create a natural transition. If done properly, a fade paintjob will give you an amazing and captivating result. The best thing is that you can choose to fade the colors from front to back or from top to bottom, creating a seamless transition that gives it a unique look and feel.
The most popular option by far is a metallic finish, which makes your car reflect more light and look brand new. The metallic paintjob is almost the same as traditional solid paint, with an addition of metal to the mix, which gives the car a lustrous effect. Apart from the glossy look that your car will get, you will also be able to hide small damages, such as scratches and bruises. That means you can kill two birds with one stone, which is always a great bonus.
These are just some ways in which you can give your new or old car a truly unique, exciting and amazing look. Basically, the sky is the limit, or, to be completely honest, it’s up to your imagination and budget. However, if you use any of the ideas presented here, you’ll sure help your car stand out on the road in the eyes of everyone who sees it.