To repaint or not to repaint?
Why Repaint? If your car has been in an accident, suffered
door dings, or faded with age, your local collision shop can transforming your
car into a new(er)-looking vehicle with a fresh paint job.
If your car is in good shape and runs well, it may make
sense to spiff up the exterior with a simple paint job or a fresh clear coat.
Some owners invest in an inexpensive paint job to help them get more
money when selling their car, too.
As long as there is no structural damage to the vehicle, the
collision shop can do simple cosmetic repairs to correct surface damage like
scratches, scuffs and scrapes. When deciding whether to invest in cosmetic
repairs for your vehicle, keep in mind that even very minor damage, if not
addressed, can leave your vehicle vulnerable to rust over time.
damage goes beyond the surface, additional body work
may be required.
If you really want to go the extra mile in making your ride
look good, specialty paint can make your car stand out from the crowd. Air
brush, pin striping and two-tone metallic paints are a few of the special
effects that can customize your look.
Choosing a Paint
In order to ensure your car looks its best, go with the best
paint you can afford based on brand, type, color, and clear coat. It is hard
for the average driver to distinguish between all of the features of the
various hardeners, top coats, nitro-cellulose paints, acrylic enamels and gloss
Trust the professionals to recommend the best paint for your
In addition, many factors such as age, wear, sun-damage,
etc. can make difficult to match the new paint with the old. An experienced,
professional, collision shop can often come very close but the very best way to
ensure that the new parts match the old parts is to re-paint the entire car.