Breadvan_update_036: bespoke paint
Tailor made paint
The patron of the Breadvan Hommage aims at creating something truly special. Therefore, he commissioned an exterior paint colour unlike any other. Certainly, colour is a strong and very personal expression. That is to say, colour can evoke emotion. It can affect your mood or take you back to a certain place or time in your life. Likewise, it says everything about who you are and how you see the world. Our paints are available in a variety of different types. Ranging from solid, to metallic, satin and even pearlescent. To enhance the design of this personal coachbuilt vehicle we decided to go for a special red. A bold statement, subtly executed. Capturing the essence of the Italian work of art and bringing it into the future. Our design team ensures that his choices are in tune with who he is and match the car too.
The process of designing a bespoke paint starts with aluminum sheets. The coachbuilder made the samples. As a result, these sheets are shaped to the match the body lines of the Breadvan Hommage. They undergo a series of pre-processing steps. Firstly, they are degreased with Cromax S3920. This solvent-based cleaner removes all oil-containing contamination that may be present. The samples are deburred, secondly. After which they are rotary machine-sanded with grain P220. The third step is making the samples dust-free and degreased. Fred Steenbeek from Classic Car Painter applied alkaline cleaner Cromax S3910. After that, this cleaner removes salt and skin grease. The samples are set up in the spray booth, following this procedure. The Ecth primer prepares the samples for paint. And after spraying the Ecth primer, 3 coats of primer ValeuShade 2 follow.
Bright red colour
This stage is crucial in relation to the final colour scheme of the Breadvan Hommage. The aim is to make the car bright red. Red, however, with a subtle twist. We’ll share that twist later… In case a darker primer is used under a bright red, it will be significantly darker. Subsequently, the ValeuShade 2 (an off white) is used to give the hue extra freshness. After that, once dried, the primer of the samples are machine sanded. Then, the samples are sanded again. But, now manually with P800. After this the samples are made dust-free. The samples are set up again in the spray booth. To clean them again Cromax S3911 is used. This is a mild cleaner that removes crease. In conclusion, the samples are cleaned by an adhesive cloth. For the final stages and the 8 colours we have designed: more soon!