This color was formerly sold as “Fire Red” in our custom paint category. To avoid confusion with the classic color “Fire Red”metallics in our classic restoration series, it has been re-named FireHawk.
This Basecoat Clear Coat kit is made with high levels of lightfast automotive grade pigments and highly weatherable urethane co-reactants and UV protecting additives to ensure fast coverage and long life. The base mixes 2:1 with UreChem urethane grade reducer (included in kit) and the clear mixes 4:1 with activator for the MS clear or 2:1 with the glamour clear.
Does this product meet my local VOC requirement?
Check local regulations before purchasing. Some areas require a “low VOC” automotive paint for compliance with new air regulations. Should you require a low VOC paint we have one (not water based) available for this color at an amazing value. To find the low VOC version of this color enter the color name in the search box above and look for the option showing cans with green labels. See our low VOC tab for the latest information.
NOTE: Automotive paints, such as those represented on this site, can be hazardous to your health, and as such, require specialized equipment and training to use properly and safely. These products are designed for use by professionally trained autobody painters with proper personal protective equipment (PPE) in an approved spray booth and are not recommended for at home or "do it yourself" type applications.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Many states, counties, and/or municipalities have regulations regarding the application of low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint. The states shown in red below currently require the purchase of low VOC paint, but it there are other areas with regulations.
Before ordering, please check your local regulations. If you need more information concerning low VOC products, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Base Coat Clear Coat Quart Metallic Automotive Paint Kits$99.98 – $149.98 Select options
Low VOC Base Coat Clear Coat Metallic Automotive Paint Kit$135.62 – $170.62 Select options
Custom Metallic Basecoat Color – Gallon Alone$169.00 – $279.00 Select options
Low VOC Metallic Basecoat – Gallon Alone$169.00 – $279.00 Select options
Custom Metallic Basecoat – Quart Alone$65.00 – $115.24 Select options
LOW VOC Custom Metallic Basecoat – Quart Alone$84.00 – $119.00 Select options
LOW VOC Base Coat Clear Coat Metallic Gallon Paint Kits$242.99 – $509.99 Select options
What is the difference between metallic paint and metal flake paint?
The primary difference is the size of the sparkle. Metallic paint is made with finely ground aluminum that ranges in size from roughly 10 microns to 50 microns whereas metal flake typically varies from 50 microns (micro flake) to 200 microns (standard flake) and can be over 600 microns (can we say Bass Boat!). Metallic paint has a more sleek look whereas metal flake has a heavier sparkle with more of a “speckled” look to it.
Is metallic paint harder to spray?
Metallic paint is harder to spray than solid colors (colors with no pearl or metallic sparkle) but not as challenging to spray as transparent candy or chameleon paints.
How much paint do I need?
The amount of paint you will need depends on a lot of factors including the size of the vehicle you are painting, how much of the vehicle you are painting, which color you use, your spray equipment, and the technique and skill of your painter. Generally speaking a gallon kit of paint is enough for the outside and jambs of a small to medium sized vehicle. Larger vehicles or if you are painting more than the outside and jambs will require more paint. Quart kits are generally enough paint for motorcycles and golf carts. However, if you have a large motorcycle or golf cart with a lot of pieces you might need an additional quart kit.
Which clear should I use?
We highly recommend the UC-210 UreChem HS Glamour clear. The UC-210 has been proven to offer more UV protection than most clears on the market which extends the life of your finish. Our 2K MS clear is a good choice in colder weather or when you need a faster drying product.
Which activator and reducer should I use?
The activator and reducer to select depends on the size of the vehicle or parts you are painting, the temperature, and your air movement. Generally speaking when painting a 30%+ of a car’s surface area at once you’ll want medium or “standard” reducer and activator as it is called for vehicle surface temps up to 85F. For temperatures above that slow is the better choice. Generally fast is only recommended for smaller areas in cooler temps.