This Paint Costs $2,000 Per Gallon

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Muaj më parë

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Take a look at any car and the color is probably the first thing you'll notice. Because of this, automakers know that paint is an essential part to a car's aesthetic. But have you ever wondered how much time and effort goes into creating that shiny finish? Why does paint on a luxury car cost so much more than a normal car? In today's episode, we'll explain the chemical make up of automotive paint including its basic ingredients, the importance of pigments in the paint development process, and what separates a high quality paint from an average one.

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Tc Tc
Tc Tc 3 ditë më parë
Titanium is mined
Editor Aathe
Editor Aathe 4 ditë më parë
I am going to join in donut media school
Juan Pinzon
Juan Pinzon 4 ditë më parë
Ayo Im learning about the spectroscopy in my AP Chem
j Bosaw
j Bosaw 5 ditë më parë
Maybe paint a hacked bird scooter or E-bike with that expensive paint.
Vertigo1055 6 ditë më parë
Would it be enough to maybe Highlight one of your Motorcycles inyour collection? It could also be used for certain accent pieces around the studio that are usually in frame.
Florencio Alvarez
Florencio Alvarez 10 ditë më parë
Paint a sweet bmx with that color
Avro Arrow
Avro Arrow 11 ditë më parë
Screw that noise! I'd rather get paint that I know will fade in five years but is so cheap that I could have the car re-sprayed every five years to make it look brand-new again.
Yumac L
Yumac L 11 ditë më parë
Painting money pit Miata
Dong 13 ditë më parë
paint money pit miata
jeremiah stokes
jeremiah stokes 14 ditë më parë
Mix the pant and paint your car
350Z 4life
350Z 4life 14 ditë më parë
Nissan makes like five versions of silverstone gray. Makes no sense.
Alessandro Pruscino
Alessandro Pruscino 14 ditë më parë
Smart jeramiah is sexy. New format of B2B is nice.
Boreal 16 ditë më parë
red paint makes the car go faster and increases its mpg, its scientific fact in my brain
Justin Hughes
Justin Hughes 20 ditë më parë
Paint a valve cover with it.make an ornament of some sort
AspearRanch 22 ditë më parë
Paint highcar the most expensive color
Make Money Now
Make Money Now 22 ditë më parë
Really like your videos!
SINBAGGER 24 ditë më parë
The paint for my motorcycle is $80 per ounce.
Adam B-H
Adam B-H 24 ditë më parë
You say red is the most expensive but the fire department chose this color for fire trucks because it’s the cheapest. So I’m confused now
Gurvinder Parmar
Gurvinder Parmar 25 ditë më parë
Paint a motorcycle helmet with the paint.
Isaiah DeMeire
Isaiah DeMeire 25 ditë më parë
Paint a massive smiley face
ilikethingsfromjapan 25 ditë më parë
ralph wiggum voice: i'm learning
Dale Stephanson
Dale Stephanson 25 ditë më parë
I'm starting to think this isn't a confectionary channel...🤔
felicianoabe 26 ditë më parë
Why don't you use the paint to color the miata your working on.thats you right? Or give the paint out to a lucky viewer lol
Luis Ibarra
Luis Ibarra 26 ditë më parë
Really upset they didn’t actually USE the paint to visually compare if there’s a difference!
Jason Henry
Jason Henry 27 ditë më parë
Paint your rims
Damal Chelay
Damal Chelay 27 ditë më parë
this is so cool. so cool.
l0seman 789
l0seman 789 27 ditë më parë
Paint low car with the leftovers
Matthew Gray
Matthew Gray 27 ditë më parë
Pinstripe low car with that paint. Do it for the memes.
OneofMany 28 ditë më parë
You should paint nolan with that can my dudes.
Sockeley 28 ditë më parë
buy a miata lol
Russia 28 ditë më parë
Chock-RJ 28 ditë më parë
you already have a series exactly for this paint, paint a body pannel of each the Hi Lo cars, se how they hold up in the cali sun, etc
Igor Toebe
Igor Toebe 28 ditë më parë
Paint a 1000 dolars car with the 2000 dolars paint
zacho cracy
zacho cracy 28 ditë më parë
Interesting, I've worked at Dupont and we made black automotive paint that was $250/pint. Hughes Hues or something like that, idk I just ran it never used it. This was nothing compared to the government contracts though. What we charged department stores like Lowe's for a particular paint was $25/gallon. That same paint was sold to the government for $125/gallon bc they like to overpay with taxpayer money. 🤘
keysto Hamilton
keysto Hamilton 28 ditë më parë
Paint a silver pinstripe design on the money pit miata!!!!!!!
Ian Baird
Ian Baird 28 ditë më parë
Paint a canvas of some kind with one and then paint the donut logo over it with the other
ddcraun 29 ditë më parë
Time to go down to Macco and spray a panel with the cheap and baller paints...duhhh
James Rourke-dunkley
James Rourke-dunkley 29 ditë më parë
What do do with the paint... Clearly the answer is paint something on high car...
Michael Almeida
Michael Almeida 29 ditë më parë
paint the money pit Miata with both types of silver paint
MrRoboTube 29 ditë më parë
Paint one of LoCar's mirrors with it xD
Bordlampen 29 ditë më parë
Paint the mx5
CojakSilverBack 29 ditë më parë
Paint an RC of the the same Porsche
Dapperman 21
Dapperman 21 29 ditë më parë
Paint a model Porsche 918 spider and Auction it off for charity
Andy Kourafas
Andy Kourafas 29 ditë më parë
Send that paint to me. Ill paint my wife.
Chris Lavery
Chris Lavery 29 ditë më parë
this got me curious as to how much it would cost to restore my factory paint since its a dark pearl red. After some research I found out its about $600 a Gallon and I think I'll be going with Nardo Grey instead.
JulianVR4 29 ditë më parë
Literally called finishmasters last week to get a quote on 6 quarts of structural blue Lexus paint and we had to go thru the chain of command, up to PPG corporate and they wouldnt give me a price without a VIN. And they said the factory in Ohio didnt have enough to make more than a pint. AND they priced it out at like $1,800 a pint.
Chris K
Chris K 29 ditë më parë
Would make a nice color for a toilet. Seen some toilets painted red, some black, never liquid silver though. But forreal though, there might be enough to paint some wheels, if you wanted to stay in the automotive realm.
Canadian Kamote Life
Canadian Kamote Life 29 ditë më parë
Use the paint to paint matching accent pieces on the HI-LOW 350Z'S 🤔🤔🤔🤯🤯🤯then it'll be HI-LOW paint edition🤔🤔🤔🤯🤯🤯
Mitchell Andrew
Mitchell Andrew 29 ditë më parë
why is chip foose paint so expensive? is it just the name??
Red Rooster
Red Rooster 29 ditë më parë
I've painted a lot with both the 22 series and 90 series paints by Glasurit. Another note to remark about the Glasurit lines of paints is that they're also made for ease of use and learning them is alot easier than other paints. A Glasurit 22 line beige and a Glasurit 22 line black color will behave similarly when being sprayed onto a panel. They balance the ratios of ingredients so that all paints feel the same to put down and they also make sure they cover similarly across the board. However in my experiences with other brands such as Spies Heckler Permasolid line I tried two colors, a black one and a beige one. The black color had an ok surface tension flow but they beige one had a very high chance of making runs, the fact that when painting with Spies Heckler I had to learn myself how to thin out the beige color to stop it from making it run was very irritating. Other brand such as Spies Heckler permasolid behave extremely differently even though they work the same as the 22 line from Glasurit. I have a lot experiences with other brands and a confidence to say that if you get to learn glasurit it is by far the best paint option on the market, both for the hobby market and the professional one. And before anyone asks what paintgun I use I have two SATAjet 4000 B RP digital 1.3. One for Clear coats and solvent paints, and another for Water based paints. Just my two cents.
Tony Callaby
Tony Callaby 29 ditë më parë
James do your wheels need painting 😂👍✌️
Kong Ee Lee
Kong Ee Lee 29 ditë më parë
how about use it on your miata bonnet? or maybe just the wheels?
Chris Ennis
Chris Ennis 29 ditë më parë
I love these videos and these comments!!! 🤣
Platypus Pat
Platypus Pat 29 ditë më parë
Dont dew drugs 😄
A. Applewhite
A. Applewhite 29 ditë më parë
Put it on the miata, or hi car
79707 29 ditë më parë
Pink is the most expensive color.
ricky v
ricky v 29 ditë më parë
That blue Lexus paint scheme is sick and great episode. (: Jeremiah for Mondays, thank you.
JDM crew
JDM crew 29 ditë më parë
Hey Donut, I've been loving the content lately. I'd love for you to start putting Jeremiah's face in the thumbnails so I know which videos not to click on.
danmcdonald726 Muaj më parë
From an episode of "head of the class"..."Why are barns red? Because Red's the cheapest color".
Brian Ferreira
Brian Ferreira Muaj më parë
Paint something you can give away to your fans
Brian Ferreira
Brian Ferreira Muaj më parë
A bunch of small car out out or log 🤷‍♂️
Dominick VanOrman
Dominick VanOrman Muaj më parë
Use the paint to pinstripe the money pit miata. I wanna learn how to properly pinstripe
Siddharth Karia
Siddharth Karia Muaj më parë
This video is absolutely incredible! I knew paint is complicated, that spectrometers were used to generate a paint code, and that paint code was put into a computer which then tells you what ingredients to put and how much. You then go up to a huge rack of ingredients and use a super accurate weighing scale to measure each ingredient and mix. Even a slight deviation messes the paint up. I had no idea that two slightly different shades of the same colour could have a 10x difference in price. I live in India. Over here most non-dealership body shops are tiny independant set-ups that can't really afford spectrometers or paint booths. When they need a particular paint, they usually take the fuel tank lid to a paint distributor who uses a spectrometer and makes the mix. Most paint shops don't put in the effort to carefully mix the paint exactly as specified by the software, so there is almost always at least a minor difference in the new paint and old one. The dealerships usually have all the equipment and ingredients and do try their best to mix the paint properly but in most cases a trained eye can spot what panels on a car have been repainted. The exception is only with the luxury car dealerships, because they usually have super expensive fully automated paint mixers that are 100 percent accurate with the ingredient measurement. Depending on the car type, brand and size, dealerships typically repaint an entire car for between USD 1,000 and 2,000. The independent body shops can do it for USD 250 to 600, but you can be pretty sure the paint will be noticeably different from the original, and quite likely begin to fade in a year. Sometimes they do such a bad job that the paint will begin to crack in the summer and form a kind of mosaic pattern.
SamuelWayne Muaj më parë
You should make a custom donut phone case with that paint and do a give away :)
Jon Redmond
Jon Redmond Muaj më parë
Most expensive paint i sprayed was the gtr r34 jade its crazy money so beautiful
Aaron Page
Aaron Page Muaj më parë
I can't tell if Jeremiah actually just knows a ton about a ton of stuff or if he's just an expert googler
Gustavo Flash
Gustavo Flash Muaj më parë
Use it to paint a racing helmet
LouisVSourD Muaj më parë
*notifications* Donut uploaded 1 hour ago! *videio uploaded 5 days ago, and watched 5 days ago* getting really sick of youtube.
Canti Muaj më parë
Paint parts of the Money Pit Miata with the 2k stuff!
Parris Jones
Parris Jones Muaj më parë
Chris Bender
Chris Bender Muaj më parë
paint a bmx bike
Cj Coleman
Cj Coleman Muaj më parë
Paint the interior of the Miata.. and match it to the calipers.
Tristan Rolfe
Tristan Rolfe Muaj më parë
Paint a front fender on James' VW with that.
samuie2 Muaj më parë
You should use the paint on high car low car. If its not enough for the whole car just do the hoods and wings or something.
William Gorman
William Gorman Muaj më parë
They’re killin it with these b2b videos lately.
Mitch Connor
Mitch Connor Muaj më parë
Make premium metal donut logos with it to make your money back
MKD Gaming
MKD Gaming Muaj më parë
Racing stripes on high car low car
Buford Manning
Buford Manning Muaj më parë
I can't stand this dude but the camaro made it make sense
Enderman 677
Enderman 677 Muaj më parë
Someone: "Whoa, nice color! Which shade of blue is it?" Lexus: "No"
Lost Causes
Lost Causes Muaj më parë
How much is Millennium Jade per gallon?
clayton word
clayton word Muaj më parë
Dank sk8ter noice
Dank sk8ter noice Muaj më parë
U should do btb on the YZF R1M
Ea' Gerre
Ea' Gerre Muaj më parë
Paint Nolan and have him robo-dance somewhere busy
sk8gamer Muaj më parë
Paint the side mirrors on the low 350
fatpad00 Muaj më parë
That's enough to paint a helmet
Goop Street
Goop Street Muaj më parë
1/2 a pint should be enough for the miata right?
Copilot0822 Muaj më parë
get zach jobe to just paint the pop up headlights
Wyatt Thayne
Wyatt Thayne Muaj më parë
You guys should use that paint on the money pit Miata! I don't know how much half a pint would cover but you could do like some stripes or something!
Wyatt Thayne
Wyatt Thayne Muaj më parë
You could compare the expensive paint versus the cheap paint
Apollo Muaj më parë
I’m in the coating industry and racecar is life so seeing this fairly in depth explanation from one of my fav car channels is super cool. Really good explanation. I just wish more people cared about it cuz the chemistry is actually pretty nuts. Solid vid guys 🤙🏼
Bubbajj47 Muaj më parë
Steal a shopping cart then paint it that color
Eenderr Muaj më parë
Put it on low car lmao
saccaball Muaj më parë
I can listen to this guy talk all day!!
devjock Muaj më parë
Video about car paint, and you don't mention Valspar? I mean, what exactly goes into researching the data needed to make one of these video's? Because clearly you totally missed the marketleader..
C4su4L Muaj më parë
Bit of misinformation in the "red is the most expensive pigment" part there. Red iron-oxide is actually one of the cheaper pigments, and it doesn't make for bright and vibrant colours. It usually looks a bit dull, even with the highest grades you don't manage more than a blood red. The pigments that are used to make vibrant reds are organic pigments that are synthesized, and the ones that are lightfast are kinda hard to make and often don't achieve the hiding power that inorganic pigments do, so you need even more of it if you want an opaque, bright vibrant red tone. costly production + more pigment = more expensive paint
Jared Garthe
Jared Garthe Muaj më parë
Nah its not proffessor pepper, its Mr. Pibb, dude doesnt even have his degree, get him outta here.
Jacob Randolph
Jacob Randolph Muaj më parë
Paint one of your bikes gas tank, ive always loved silver on motorcycles.
Khris D.
Khris D. Muaj më parë
What happens when you take a NON science guy; and make him read a science script?? You get “irKADESCENT” 🤦🏾‍♂️😂😂😂
GramerDim Muaj më parë
bring back the real bumper2bumper with nolan and james
No Name
No Name Muaj më parë
Should use both paints on a couple of test pieces to run a series of tests, one to see if people can tell which is thecmore expensive just by looking and some durability tests
Anselm A. Eitelbös
Anselm A. Eitelbös Muaj më parë
Make a Donut Media Bosozoku bike and make it a match to the Porsche
Richard Mohan
Richard Mohan Muaj më parë
Organic chemistry flash back to the ir-spec chapter. PTSD
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