If you have ever seen an older car that appears as though brand new, chances are it has undergone paint correction. This article will highlight cost-effective solutions that could transform its appearance.
Auto Body repair students studying refinishing learn in their first semester to use and clean paint guns, perform sanding and block scuffing tasks, mix solvent-based and water-based paints for application, as well as mix them properly for mixing/applying purposes.
Body shops must take extra precaution when repairing damage from an accident to create a paint job that matches that of its predecessor, which can be challenging due to various circumstances.
One common difficulty associated with color matching is finding an exact match to what was before an accident happened. Due to factors like weather and sun exposure, washing frequency or just time spent outdoors, paint colors on vehicles may fade over time and finding one is likely difficult, even when done at the same location as before the collision occurred.
Many auto body shops use technology to take the guesswork out of matching colors. Their spectrophotometers, or “camera-like” machines that scan an area to be repaired and compare it against a vast database of formulas, ensure an exact match. Furthermore, top spectrophotometers feature multiple effect formulation engines and support special effects toners for extra accuracy.
No matter your background in automotive repairs or painting, surface preparation and paint application cannot be underestimated as crucial elements for successful collision repair jobs and body shops alike.
Clean your vehicle to remove organic environmental contaminants such as dirt, bugs and moss from its body. In addition, ensure your work space is clean and well ventilated prior to spraying paint or sanding operations.
Primers are used to prepare vehicles for topcoat application and consist of binder resins, solvents and additives to improve wetting and surface energy. This is important when dealing with lightweight plastics found in modern vehicles that may be hard to adhere to. An automotive topcoat is then applied on top to protect against moisture, chemicals, UV rays abrasion temperature as well as provide durability against scratching.
No matter if we’re repainting an entire car or simply touching up some scratches, 5 Star Paint and Body’s auto-paint professionals must possess expert skill when applying paint. This requires precision in order to achieve smooth results that meet customer expectations; additionally, creating custom designs may call for artistic abilities as well.
DuPont chemists used the same nitrocellulose chemistry they’d pioneered for explosives and motion picture film to develop a low viscosity lacquer resin which could be sprayed onto surfaces quickly before drying through solvent evaporation in just two hours – revolutionizing painting processes across America!
This breakthrough revolutionized the automotive coating industry, heralding in an age of fast, efficient, high-quality auto paint finishes. Today’s auto paints also utilize safer ingredients to reduce air toxics while being free from isocyanates – one of the main contributors to asthma attacks.
Automotive refinishing requires one final inspection and cleaning step: taking pride in their vehicle is important, but having it look as great when they first received it also shows. A clean, shiny finish shows your customers their pride while creating a positive first impression when out at work or socializing.
Refinishing products are designed to protect both metal and finishes on motor vehicles and come in two varieties. Solvent-borne urethanes, lacquers or enamels; and waterborne technologies which offer an environmentally-friendly option such as base coats, primer surfacers, clear coats, single stage sealers and basecoat sealers.
By choosing Five Star Body and Paint you get the best repairs while saving up to $1000 on your deductible. Call today to schedule your free estimate.