TUASON AUTO PAINT TECHNOLOGY, INC or TAPTI was established in June, 1997 is the offspring of a previous company called ARTHUR TUASON AUTO DEVELOPMENTS, INC. the same company from whose humble beginnings as an English Ford hi performance tuner evolved as a franchised Ford Rallye Sport dealer and later on (in 1991) revolutionized the car refinishing industry when it introduced hi-technology auto paint refinishing system and products (the 2K Auto Paint system), the result of which was a durable, high gloss car refinish and an invisible repair for damaged car panels. Because of its seemingly wet finish, the company eventually came to be known as THE WET LOOK. The void left by the demise of its founder, Arthur P. Tuason was cause for the dissolution of the company in early 1997.
To instill the legacy of Arthur P. Tuason, a majority of the incorporators of the now defunct Arthur Tuason Auto Developments, Inc. decided in June, 1997 it was time to continue his good work, Thus, the establishment of TUASON AUTO PAINT TECHNOLOGY, Inc.
To exert every effort to provide and deliver the best possible service to its customers by utilizing our technical know how to the best of our ability.
This includes full respray, washovers and change of color. Customers wanting to change the color of their cars have a wide selection of Solid, Metallic, Pearlescent and Special Effect colors to choose from. THE WET LOOK has more than a hundred thousand OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured) documented colors from all major car manufacturers including Alfa Romeo, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, Ferrari, Mitsubishi, Jaguar, Volkswagen, Audi, etc. The customer simply has to look at our library of color swatches; once the color selection is finalized, THE WET LOOK will then mix that color in its own mixing room using the exact formula for that color from its microfiche containing a database of more than 100,000 colors.
The work duration, from disassembly, denting, substrate preparation, sanding, masking, spraying, color sanding, buffing, assembly and polishing is determined by the extent of denting and condition of the existing paint. Normally, cars with slight dents and minor scratches take 8 to 10 days for a washover and 10 to 12 days for a change color.