3. Dustin insisted on using genuine PPG paints and chemicals for the project, citing years of experience painting cars with other lesser-quality chemicals as justification. This wasn't exactly good news to our already-blown budget. PPG is a premium brand; as such, it carries with it a premium price, and although PPG products are sought after by those who care about the finish product, our boss wasn't going to like the cool grand we spent on supplies to paint Teal. So we checked around and found a local dealer (Central Paint, also in Ukiah) who had fair pricing and great customer service. The products you see here made up the bulk of what we spent on the paint job. Every chemical has a purpose, and each is equally important, because even the most expensive paint is only as good as the prep work that went into it.