Solid Colour

Solid colour is a colloquial name for a number of older styles of paint system where the car was coated in primer, and then a very thick layer of solid colour with no lacquer. There were several advantages to this style of paintwork, but the disadvantage is that red pigments are very prone to fading. It is becoming increasingly rare to find this kind of paintwork, but we sometimes encounter it on vintage vehicles and some modern commercials.