strati

English translation: (3-)stage

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Italian term or phrase:strati
English translation:(3-)stage
Entered by: Daniel Gold

01:53 Sep 3, 2013
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / paint
Italian term or phrase: strati
This is from a painting manual for a famous Italian automaker.

In a list of colors and finishes, the manual specifies "Perlato 3 strati". Of course, a "strato" is a coat; however, the website of a major auto paint manufacturer mentions "3-stage" finishes. In this context, "3-stage" may be correct, but I need some feedback from someone who knows.

Thanks.
Daniel Gold
Israel
Local time: 17:54
(3-)stage
Explanation:
I think you are right, especially because it mentions a 'pearl'-like finish:
see for instance this explanation http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorlibrary/P101-1.html
Basecoat/Clearcoat: 90% of all vehicles on the road today was painted with a 2-stage, basecoat clearcoat system. The vehicle is first primed, then a non-glossing urethane basecoat is applied which consists a low-resin coating of color pigments, micas, metallics or other elements to provide the desired color and effect. A catalized urethane clear coat is then applied to provide the gloss and protection for the basecoat color. This is also the most common refinish systems in body shops today, which is required to match the appearance of the factory base/clear finish.

In some cases, a **3-stage finish is applied**, which consists of a basecoat of usually silver or gold metallic, then multiple coats of a tinted clear. Properly applied, the result is a "candy-apple" effect, which is then cleared with a final, non-tinted catalized clearcoat to provide the necessary durability and protection


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thank you Daniel
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Local time: 16:54
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(3-)stage


Explanation:
I think you are right, especially because it mentions a 'pearl'-like finish:
see for instance this explanation http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorlibrary/P101-1.html
Basecoat/Clearcoat: 90% of all vehicles on the road today was painted with a 2-stage, basecoat clearcoat system. The vehicle is first primed, then a non-glossing urethane basecoat is applied which consists a low-resin coating of color pigments, micas, metallics or other elements to provide the desired color and effect. A catalized urethane clear coat is then applied to provide the gloss and protection for the basecoat color. This is also the most common refinish systems in body shops today, which is required to match the appearance of the factory base/clear finish.

In some cases, a **3-stage finish is applied**, which consists of a basecoat of usually silver or gold metallic, then multiple coats of a tinted clear. Properly applied, the result is a "candy-apple" effect, which is then cleared with a final, non-tinted catalized clearcoat to provide the necessary durability and protection


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Note added at 7 days (2013-09-10 13:17:18 GMT) Post-grading
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thank you Daniel

Claudia Cherici
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Local time: 16:54
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