We paint our products to match the paint code of your vehicle as specified by the truck manufacturer. Read this article supplied by the TCAA (Truck Cap & Accessory Association) to learn more about the color matching process:
The task of matching the paint color of truck accessories with a vehicles color is becoming increasingly complex. The properties of paints in the aftermarket can vary greatly from the properties of paint for vehicle manufacturers (OEMs). Understanding these differences is a complicated task. The Truck Cap Accessory Association (TCAA), with the assistance of vehicle paint manufacturers, present this information in an effort to create a better understanding between the consumer and the retailer of truck accessories by providing the reasons an exact color match is extremely difficult.
- Truck manufacturers use different paint suppliers
- Paint technologies can change at each plant on the same type vehicle.
- Different application equipment, like “mini bells”, “robotics”, “electrostatic”, and “conventional” all apply paint differently, changing color and metallic appearance, a change in the same batch can even occur because of “metal flake shearing”, due to constant mixing.
- A variation of film builds on the same colors over different primer colors can change the final cover.
- Temperature, humidity, differences in line speed, and piping distances can all cause a variation in color.
- The TCAA, Vehicle Manufacturers, and Paint Suppliers are constantly working together to supply information that will improve the color match process.
- Vehicle color designers work closely with paint suppliers to carefully select a specific achievable palette of colors.
- The possibility of obtaining a better color match can improve when a paint supplier provides color swatches to the vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket industry showing variations in a vehicles color code.
· The goal is to supply the consumer with the closest possible color match.