One of the first things people notice about your car is the paint job.
If your car’s paint is chipped, faded, or otherwise imperfect, it
can make everything else about your vehicle look worse. And if you’ve
recently had auto body repair work done at a shop that doesn’t specialize
in paint matching or paintless dent repair, the new panels or body work
might stick out from the rest of your vehicle. Fortunately, getting your
car looking like new is as easy as visiting a body shop in Chicago that
auto painting services. Here’s a look at the process you can expect after dropping your
vehicle off for painting.
Pre-Cleaning and Surface Prep
painting your vehicle, the body must be thoroughly cleaned and prepped to ensure proper paint
adhesion and a uniform finish. First, the original paint job will be removed
using a sandblaster or grinder. Next, the exposed bare metal is cleaned
with a surface conditioner that removes contaminants, wax, and grease.
Finally, adjacent car components such as windows, tires, rims, and plastic
materials will be taped to prevent being painted over.
Computerized Paint Matching
If you are only have a single area painted, such as the rear bumper or
hood, the auto body specialist will use computerized systems and techniques
to ensure a perfect match to the existing paint job. This is why it’s
important that you go to an auto body shop in Chicago that specializes
in paint matching if you are in need of collision repair or auto body work.
After all areas have been prepared and the car has been taped off, the
selected paint will be applied using a high-performance commercial paint
sprayer. After a few coats, a sealer is applied on top of the paint job
to protect it from the elements and minor scratches. The auto body shop
will then remove the tape and prepare your vehicle for pickup.
If you want to change the look of your car or need to have a section of
your car repainted to match the rest of it, bring your vehicle to B&L
Automotive Repairs, Inc. We provide professional auto paint services in
Chicago. We can be reached at (773) 250-1976.