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Spray Painting Tips

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Spray painting is a sure way to restore your car's exterior appeal. Unfortunately, most car owners do not know how to go about the spray painting process. The blog below discusses the steps to follow when spray painting their vehicles. 

Step 1: Determine The Extent Of The Spray Painting Work

Assess your vehicle to determine what type of spray painting it needs. For instance, if the car has minor defects, you could decide to spray paint the damaged panels. You could also choose to repaint the entire vehicle. It is especially so if you want a colour change or if the vehicle paint has chipped or faded. You should also decide if you want the vehicle stripped during the paint job. It allows the mechanics to repaint the frame and hard-to-reach areas such as the engine bay and the vehicle's underneath. This option is often preferred by people building show cars. 

Step 2: Find A Reliable Workshop

Finding a reliable workshop should be easy if you follow these tips:

  • Rely on car forums and owner reviews to determine which workshops offer the best restoration.
  • Contact the workshops that meet your eligibility criteria to determine how soon they can repaint the vehicle.
  • Check the availability of complimentary services. For instance, some workshops offer free towing to the workshop or courtesy cars.
  • Ensure the workshop offers guarantees on the spray painting work. For example, they should provide free touch-ups if you are not impressed with the paint job or if the paint chips or fades before the expiration of the warranty period.
  • Assess the pricing and negotiate the quote before the spray painting work commences. 

Step 3: Determine The Need For Additional Work

Does your vehicle need additional work? Ask the mechanics at the repair shop to detail any further improvements the vehicle could need. For instance, the car could need stone guards, new suspension components, lights, upholstery improvements and internal body panels. Examine the list to determine the costs and urgency of these improvements. The best approach would be to have them done when the vehicle is stripped. This way, you do not need additional body or mechanical work that could ruin the new paint. 

Step 4: Choose Suitable Paint

Most car owners do not give much thought to the paint used during spray painting. However, it is an essential concern since it determines the vehicle's final appearance. If you need a factory finish, check the user manual or paint code inscribed on the vehicle's panels to determine the shade of paint to use. Insist on high-quality paints from reputable manufacturers. Moreover, ensure the mechanics prepare the vehicle meticulously before applying the paint. 

For more information about auto spray painting, reach out to a local service.