We find aerosols are best for small jobs like badges, wing mirrors, calipers (yes, Halo can withstand even track-day heat) and wheels. Gallons are obviously for full cars and bikes but we also suggest using a gun for wheels as it gives a much better finish than aerosols.
Yes, it sure does. Ideally it is removed by a professional (or the same installer that shot it in the first place) but it will release from your car / wheels / badges / whatever with minimal fuss and zero residue. The best part is, it only peels when you want it to.
A lot of customers are buying a new car, having it detailed so the paint is better than factory, and then having Halo sprayed right over the top. It is an extremely durable and effective paint protection coating.
The pigments in Halo and many of the pigment powders that we use are all the same
as the ones used in the automotive industry. They will retain their colour and
luster in the same way as normal factory paint.
Then you have the added bonus of the UV protectant in automotive clear glosses. Essentially if a colour will fade in Halo, it will fade in regular paint as well.
Halo is quite resistant to fuels, but you will need to care for it in the same way as your normal paint. The best part is that while Halo is on your car, it is the protective layer that cops all the punishment. When you remove Halo, you reveal a perfectly protected panel underneath.
Absolutely yes. Any wax or ceramic coat would work very well over Halo - just remember to let the Halo gas off for about 60 days after being installed, to ensure no issues arise from the solvents still escaping.
We strongly suggest treating Halo like your prized car should be treated – hand-wash and high quality car washes are great, but they can use harsh cheap cleaning chemicals that just weren’t made for liquid wraps.
Yes. All your installer needs to know is the paint code of the automotive paint you need to emulate, and as long as there are no suspension agents, binders or metallic then you’re able to use these drop-in tints as well.
Typically the ratio is around 250ml to the gallon, though the installer can sometimes go down to approx 190mL per gallon to alter the desired effect.
It is strongly recommended that the automotive tinters are shot over a grey base.
As for brands, we know that Cromax and Valspar carry binder-free pure tinters.
This is essentially the same as any dip or painting project. The critical thing here is that preparation is absolutely everything – if you skimp on a step here it will magnify right through your project and show up. This is not the time to skip steps.
We recommend a very thorough wash before taking the car to the
installer. Once there, we recommend installers ensure the car is dry and then
use a combination of denatured alcohol and wax/grease removers to ensure the
car’s panels are perfectly prepared for Halo.
Flash times vary depending on ambient conditions, but usually flash times are 10minutes between coats. The most optimum cure time is “as long as you can”, but typically Halo and gloss are cured after 12 hours.