Dupont Car Paints - Exclusive


Performance Comparison

  Properties Nitro Cellulose System DUPONT
(2-Pack System)
1 DRYING TIME, Dust Free, Dry to Assemble/Handle 5 minutes
6-9 Hours
15 minutes
3 Hours
2 Initial Gloss Low Brilliant
3 Rubbing with abrasive paste Required Not required
4 Polishing (liquid/wax) A must after abrasive paste rubbing Not required
5 Gloss retention Poor Needs periodical abrasive rubbing & wax polishing Excellent Only regular wash (soap & water) required
6 Coating thickness (excluding Putty) 100 - 120 microns (approx.) 150 microns (approx.)
7 Paint film stability Film thickness comes down on every rubbing & polishing No reduction in film thickness
8 Color fidelity Poor, Dulls on ageing Excellent, non fading for years
9 Resistance to Corrosion Poor Very good
10 Resistance to Oil/Petrol/Diesel Doubtful Unaffected
11 Bird droppings Will affect paint film leaving stain Better resistance
12 Availability of Colors Limited (40-60 shades ) Over 42,000
13 Life Span (durability) 2 years 5 years
14 Initial paint cost (per litre)
Cost of thinner (good quality)
Rs.250-650
Rs.200 (for 1:2 ratio)
Rs.1,300 - 3,000
(inclusive)
15 Initial paint cost (per vehicle)
(i) Maruti 800
(ii) Ambassador
Rs.1,575 - 2,975 (3.5 Lt)
Rs.2,250 - 4,250 (5 Lt)
Rs.3,900 - 9,000 (3 Lt)
Rs.4,550 - 10,500 (3.5 Lt.)
16 Cost per year
(i) Maruti 800
(ii) Ambassador
Rs. 790 - 1,490
Rs.1,125 - 2,125
Rs.780 - 1,800
Rs.910 - 2,100
17 Process time for top coat
(excluding primer/putty/filler work)
2 days 4 -5 hours
18 Maintenance cost (periodical) Rs.250 every 6 month for abrasive paste rubbing & wax polishing Nil
Stays unaffected for years.