Tricoat is a term for a color that has three steps or "layers". This is usually the case with Pearl Whites and even with some Metallic/Pearlescent Reds. Just like with any color, our goal is to replicate the factory process. Tricoat formulation lets us achieve this, but these colors are more expensive because it's literally twice the paint!
Here are the three components:
1. Base Color or Base Coat
2. Mid Coat or Mid Color
3. Clear Coat
Remember: All colors require the third step (Clear Coat) in order to perfectly replicate the factory finish. Tricoats are easy to apply, as they just have an extra step. But if you want more instruction, here is a link to our how-to article.