Your vehicle’s paint is what prevents it from deteriorating and rusting, and when it’s polished and shiny, it’s also what makes it look great! While the goals of auto paint are broadly the same, there are many types of paints and many ways to apply them, not to mention custom work and paint designs. Some people think that once you purchase a new panel for a vehicle, it’s ready to paint. However, that’s not generally the case. Many panels must be straightened, gaps must be filled, and this can be a time-consuming process. But it’s necessary for a beautiful looking vehicle. Then, any compromised paint must be removed with sanding and any filling must be sanded until the body of the car is totally smooth. The paint process, itself, is also a multistep procedure. Many layers must be applied to the vehicle to make the paint last a long time and look just like new. Here are some of the paint layers we apply to all vehicles we restore:
- Primer is the coating layer that protects the vehicle from corrosion, sunlight, rust, etc. It also smooths out irregularities on the surface of the vehicle.
- Basecoat is the coating layer that gives color and an aesthetic look. Our base coatings won’t fade for many, many years, keeping the color of your vehicle looking just like new.
- The clear coat is the top coating layer that protects all other layers form the elements. Day after day, it withstands acids, sunlight, rain, and every beating your vehicle takes from normal wear and tear. It also gives your car or truck the sine of a new vehicle.