If the paint of your car is fading or you simply wish to change the color of your car, you can color your car on your own and save a huge amount of money. Preparing beforehand and operating a little systematically will help you to make your car look new in not much time.
Painting a car requires a lot of time and is a complex job and hence you should set aside a few days or weekends and completely focus on painting your car. To paint your car, you will need a variety of different tools and equipments such as sandpaper, masking tape, air compressor, spray gun, air-powered or electric sandpaper and newspapers for masking off, paint thinners, safety glasses, face masks, a buffer, enamel or acrylic paint, undercoat, and a clear-coat lacquer. You will also require a dust extractor which will help in keeping the area clean but is not very important. If you wish to color your car in the same color, you can find the color code of your car on the compliance plate of your car. The auto paint shops are able to match the color code of your car.
Automotive paints can either be used for decorating your car or protecting your car. Nowadays, a variety of automotive paints are available which are environment-friendly. These paints are specially designed so they can be sprayed and will remain on the car. The automotive paints are made of three essential components- a pigment which color to the paint, thinner for maintaining the consistency and a binder which is used to bind the thinner and the pigment together. Before choosing which automotive paint is the most appropriate for your car, you must be well informed about the different types of automotive paints and how paint is different and better from the other. Whether you should pick a waterborne or a solvent paint or a single stage or two stage paint can depend on a variety of different factors.
A body repair shop can charge a huge amount for repairing the body of your car especially when your car gets completely damage in an accident. The auto repairing business is growing at a tremendous rate and is expected to grow at a much faster rate in the future. A body repair shop apart from repairing your car can also help you to claim the expenses from the insurance company. The repair shops often charge less cost from regular customers and often offer discounts to regular customers. They will inform you of the real damage and which parts will need replacement. They also inform you about the number of parts which are damaged. Body repair shops charge a minimal amount for matching the color code of your car and painting your car. You can rely on them if you met with an accident to help you claim the cost of expenses from insurance companies and repair your car. A body repair shop will relieve you of the tension of repairing your car if you have met with an accident. There are various other benefits which have not been mentioned because every repair shop works differently and have different benefits.