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?
In the 1920s, DuPont invented a sprayable paint for cars – what was it made of?
- Unicorn tears
Nitrocellulose, it turns out, isn't very good at resisting chemicals – what was the next major paint type in the '30s?
- Porcelain coating
- Ye Olde Yiannimize wraps
Sigh – even enamel wasn't very good – it kept fading in sunlight. What was the next attempt at good car paint?
- Acrylic lacquer
- 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?
- The colour purple
When was metallic paint first used on a car?
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
- 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?