SLIDE Single stage paint contains everything in the paint....gloss, durability and color. Today’s paint is made up of a base coat and clear coat, with the base containing only the color and the clear adds the gloss and protection. This is in very simple terms and both have their unique characteristics and challenges. The paint on this 1967 Buick Wildcat was not only single stage, but has had a respray at some point in its life. You can see where the paint has been buffed in the past but not properly finished, and there is a lot of residue built up around the emblems, seams and edges. The team did a careful hand wash and we chose to not use the pressure washer on the old and delicate paint. We also did a very thorough clay bar to remove bonded contaminates before paint correction.