Clear Coat

Clear coat is essentially a varnish or lacquer which goes over the colour base coat. With the exception of a few commercial vehicles which might be sold with Solid Colour paint, virtually all cars are manufactured with a paint system which consists of a Base Coat coated with a Clear Coat. This is called Clear-over-base.

While the base coat is generally thin, only thick enough to cover, most of the thickness of your paint is the clear coat.