Paint and Polish

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First, we must understand how thick the car paint is? It depends on the car model, the production year and etc. Generally speaking, the layer and the average thickness of the car paint is as below:


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The total thickness of the paint, therefore, is about 110 – 120 micron or 0.11 – 0.12 mm. Very thin, indeed. Just compare with about 100 micron of newspaper thickness. The thickness which can be generally polished (or removed) should be less than 15 – 20 micron, less than one third of the topcoat to protect the paint and keep its shine