THE KOOLEST KOLORS ON THE PLANET
GUIDE TO HOK PRODUCTS
Unique, top quality custom paints with sharp, vivid colours - the House Of Kolor trademark. There are plenty of pretenders but only House Of Kolor is the real deal and undoubtedly, the choice of top show cars around Australia.
See our Project Planner page for how to start (and finish!) your project.
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DEVELOPMENT OF THE SYSTEM
Each and every custom product in the House Of Kolor range has been developed and manufactured by House Of Kolor. And that's why you won't see these high-calibre products anywhere else, under any other name.
Custom paint finishes aren't just about colour. Our products are designed to work together as a total system - from primers to top coats and each of our custom formulas has its own unique niche in the custom painting process. For this reason, we do not recommend the intermixing of other manufacturers products.
You can rely on House Of Kolor products for your projects, from start to finish.
STREET & SHOW PAINT JOBS
Most custom paint finishes will fall into one of the following categories:
Special Effect Overlays
Clever design work and creative use of colour can add a special effect to just a few sections or transform the whole car - especially if a new body kit and wheels are being added.
A special effect overlay should only be used over new or good condition paint and bodywork. Expect pricing to range between $4,000 to $6,000 complete. Paint cost represents 25% - 30% of the total job.
Bare Metal Respray
Design and colour options are literally endless for a bare metal respray, but it's important to realise at the outset of the project that a painter's skill plays an enormous role in the outcome. You should also remember that high quality custom resprays will always be expensive and that the price of House Of Kolor paint is often not much more than many other high quality smash repair/refinish paints.
For street cars, expect pricing to range between $6,000 to $12,000 depending on extent of bodywork repairs and detail required. And if you are building a full on show car with extensive bodywork or customising it won't be hard to spend at least $15,000 and upwards.
OVERVIEW OF PRODUCTS
Our incredible range of Shimrin Universal bases are easy to apply for painter's with above average trade skills and come in a striking array of colours. They provide a perfect, uniform base colour that's ready to be clear coated.
Due to their non-catalysed chemistry, they can be top coated with either acrylic or 2K clears with the advantage of relatively easy touch ups. Suitable for Special Effect Overlays and Bare Metal resprays.
Brilliant glitter effects can be created by simply adding to our basecoats, kandys, intercoat clear or acrylic and 2K clear top coats. Easy to apply for painters with good trade skills and ideal for special effect overlays.
The ultimate showcar paint finish. Incredible depth of colour and sensational effect in sunlight. Very high degree of trade skill required and should only be used by experienced custom painters. UK series suitable for Special Effect Overlays and Bare Metal Resprays.
Surface Prep Products
The first step toward a long-lasting finish. It's essential to use a primer, sealer and sometimes an adhesion promoter that's designed specifically for custom painting to avoid common problems like filler bleed, shrinkage, sinkback, etc.
A choice of clears with unparalleled performance. Our Flo-Klear features excellent "flow out" for better distinctness of image and ultra wet gloss. It's also very polishable and stone chip resistant. Kosmic Klear is crack proof and resists fuel spills. Intercoat Clear is designed as a protective clear for artwork tape outs on base coats and a number of other advanced custom painting tips.
The airbrush has unlimited uses but is mainly used by artists, crafters, signwriters and hobbyists around the world. Airbrushing has been around for ages and has gained significant popularity over the last several decades. With the panel van craze throughout the seventies, air brushing these vehicles became almost mandatory. After over-exposure, it became almost non existent on vehicles but was still around in the signwriting and clothing industries.
During the late nineties and 00’s, with the popularity of the late model car scene and the abundance of courses available, we have seen airbrushing reach greater heights than ever. Almost every car / trade show has representatives there, painting everything from temporary tattoo’s, caps, shirts to cars and promoting their courses.
With the popularity of the whole airbrush scene, House of Kolor have several excellent kits of Pearl Base Coats, Solid Colour Base Coats and Kandy Koncentrates available through a number of distribution outlets or online.
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FINISHING WITH A SHOW CAR SHINE!
Whether it's a sensational custom paint job or a quality standard finish, make sure you finish off with a Meguiar's show car shine. Meguiar's Compounds, Polishes, Waxes and Buff Pads are the choice of many of Australia's top bodyshops.
And it's not only the top bodyshop owners who specify Meguiar's, many of the world's leading car makers work with Meguiar's on paint correction issues at their assembly plants and at the dealership level.
Click here for Meguiar's show car shine products!