who we are
Some Facts About Us
Who We Are
That Car Paint Shop (formally Autopower Car Paint Centre) has been providing quality automotive paint & paint products to home handymen, car enthusiasts and professional painters since 1978.
Those who have known us for years would remember Irish Tom, who started AA Autopower (to be first in the phone book) as a car part shop. He bought the car paint side of things and over the years, the shop morphed into being a well-known automotive paint store. Nathan’s family took over in 1996 and our young family has since taken the reigns.
What We Do
Staff at That Car Paint Shop are frequently praised for their skills in eye matching colours and for their willingness to share their technical knowledge with our customers.
We stock a comprehensive range of paint types and all the associated repair products and accessories. That CPS is a “one stop shop” for all you will need to repair and paint everything from a kids pushbike to a Rolls Royce. We only sell products manufactured by reputable manufacturers and at very competitive prices.
We also provide product and technical help to country and remote area customers.
our products & services
No. There are many primers available and one primer does not do all jobs. Using the wrong primer can be disastrous and cause all sorts of problems (i.e. mixing hardware enamel with automotive acrylics). If you are not sure, check with us first.
No, its important to check the tip/needle size of your spray gun as well as check what the manufacturers recommendations of what tip to use. Unfortunately its not as simple as buying a new tip or needle for your spray gun, so be sure to check before you waste money on any Spray Gun.
Variations occur during production. Of course we assume it should be all the same colour but slight variations can occur from factory to factory, from day to day, from batch to batch. It also depends on if its metal being painted or plastic being painted.
This is a complex answer but trying to simplify it, acrylic (not water based house hold paint) is an automotive solvent base acrylic lacquer (used in production around the 70’s). Acrylic lacquer requires a thinner to dry, where as 2-Pack is a “two part” hardener based paint that uses a hardener to cure (often inside a baking oven, although there is air dry 2 packs available)
Your next question will be, how does this affect me? And I would say it depends on your circumstance, so come in and see us.