Automotive paint is paint used on automobiles for both protection and decoration purposes. Automobile paint is applied in several layers, with a total thickness of around 100 µm(0.1mm). Paint application requires preparation and primer steps to ensure proper application. A basecoat is applied after the primer paint is applied. This coat contains the visual properties of color and effects and is usually the one referred to as the paint. Base coat used in automotive applications is commonly divided into three categories: solid, metallic, and pearlescent pigments. Following this, a clearcoat of paint may be applied that forms a glossy and transparent coating that is able to withstand UV lighting. However, there are satin clear and matte finishes available depending on the customers desired look.