How much do you know about… car paint?

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The first cars were made of wood and used an air-dry varnish (as used on furniture). What was the only colour available?

  • Black
  • Red
  • White
  • Beige

In the 1920s, DuPont invented a sprayable paint for cars – what was it made of?

  • Nitrocellulose
  • Beeswax
  • Polyeurathane
  • Unicorn tears

Nitrocellulose, it turns out, isn't very good at resisting chemicals – what was the next major paint type in the '30s?

  • Enamel
  • Porcelain coating
  • Ye Olde Yiannimize wraps
  • Tar

Sigh – even enamel wasn't very good – it kept fading in sunlight. What was the next attempt at good car paint?

  • Acrylic lacquer
  • Gouache
  • Poster paint
  • Oil-based paint

As the swinging 60s came to an end, the modern base coat/clear coat system was invented – what was its major downside?

  • The clear coat would sometimes turn yellow
  • The base coat had to be extra bright
  • It was expensive
  • It put people out of work

In the 1990s, car paints had to change because one of the main components was banned – which one?

  • Pigment
  • Lead
  • Caesium
  • The colour purple

When was metallic paint first used on a car?

  • 1917
  • 1927
  • 1957
  • 1967

The Nissan Leaf set a Guinness World Record for its paint in 2015. Why?

  • It was glow-in-the-dark
  • It was super thin
  • It was made of actual leaves
  • It hid the car entirely

In 2019 BMW Made the VBX6 – painted in a material that REFLECTS NO LIGHT. What is the material called?

  • Very Black
  • Vantablack
  • Vastly Blacker
  • Venus Black

Lexus' structural blue paint is actually 7 colourless layers – it's based on a butterfly's wings. how much does it cost?

  • $100 per litre
  • $500 per litre
  • $1000 per litre
  • $2000 per litre

Before we give you your results, how do you fancy giving your car's paint a proper ceramic coat to protect it?

  • Yes please
  • No thanks

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