Tips For Finding A High Quality Paint Job
Finding a good quality paint job can be difficult especially if you're not sure what to look for. In the picture featured below, Joe's Refinishes provided the paint and body work on this 1955 Chevrolet BelAir Custom Coupe that was entered into the 2020 Barrett Jackson Auction. As automotive specialists and car enthusiasts, we would like to share a few tips to help you make sure you get what you are asking for. The first step is to better understand the process and what a good paint job entails .
Lets Talk About Paint Removal
Out with the old and in with the new. When painting a vehicle, it is important that all paint previously existing on the surface area of the vehicle (or area of focus) is stripped away. The quality of the paint job relies heavily on the condition and cleanliness of the bare metal.
It is best practice to remove the damaged parts from the vehicle allowing for a thorough inspection and proper repairs. If your vehicle has dents, chips, dings, scratches, rust, etc. this will all need to be repaired prior to painting. If you paint over the damage, this can have adverse effects on the lifespan of your paint job. By repairing the damaged areas this leaves the vehicle smooth and allows for easy application when painting. Additionally, by removing all appropriate panels this will allow your vehicle to be painted in great detail. With the parts and panels removed, you can reach the inside of the door jams, the underside of a fender, the inside of the trunk and any other areas that would be overlooked without disassembly.
A high quality paint job requires high quality paint and materials. Epoxy primers provide ultimate adhesion and ensure full attachment to bare metal while offering corrosion protection. Not all paint is created equal and using high quality paint for the base coats makes color matching more efficient. Additionally, using good quality products helps reduce the rate at which the paint fades, keeping your vehicle looking vibrant longer.
At Joe's Refinishes Auto Body Shop, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with pristine craftsmanship in a timely manner. Our paint and body work is performed according to industry standards using the highest quality paints and materials. We also offer a life time warranty on all paint and bodywork. For your automotive needs, give us a call or come on by our shop, we are always happy to help.