1. Product Overview
Chip-resistant paint is developed to protect automotive paint surfaces from debris. It is especially used on parts of the vehicle body that are prone to impact, to prevent damage from rock salt and gravel spread for de-icing in cold regions.
2. Technical Details
There are two types of chip-resistant paint: thin-film and thick-film, both of which absorb impact energy and prevent coating damage. In modern automotive painting, emphasis is placed on the second layer to enhance chip resistance. The first layer, based on epoxy resin electrophoretic paint, excels in rust prevention but is prone to cracking. To overcome this, flexible and adhesive plasticizers are used, and the use of urethane resin further increases chip resistance.
3. Advantages and Applications
Chip-resistant paint is essential for extending the life and maintaining the appearance of automotive paint surfaces. It is particularly valuable in harsh weather conditions and environments with a lot of flying debris, protecting the vehicle’s appearance and structure, and reducing maintenance costs. It is used not only in new car manufacturing but also in repairs and repainting, enhancing vehicle durability.
4. Usage and Maintenance
For maximum effectiveness of chip-resistant paint, cleaning and priming the surface to be painted are crucial. Proper film thickness and regular inspections are necessary, and prompt repair is recommended if damage occurs. This ensures long-term protection of the vehicle.