Auto painting can give your vehicle an entirely new, fresh look. You may decide to refresh the same color, change the color, or have a design painted on your vehicle. A paint job is an intensive process, so here are a few considerations before you take your car to your local auto body shop.
Painting is labor-intensive and can be pricey. It is both a time and money commitment to reach the finished product.
Types of paint
There are different types of paint for cars with different pros and cons.
Metallic paint looks great on sports cars and hides scratches, but makes it challenging to repair later. Acrylic paint provides a nice, glossy finish but it doesn’t last long and will lose its luster in time. Urethane paint is the most durable but is also the most toxic and difficult to work with.
If this is a vehicle you drive every day, you will need to consider getting a rental or finding other means of transportation. Depending on the amount of work that needs to be done, the process could take a minimum of a few days to a week or more.
There is a lot of work involved with auto painting. If the entire vehicle is being painted, there is prep work to remove any parts on the car that are not being painted. Once that process is complete, the body needs to be sanded to create a fresh surface for the new paint to be applied.
Some paints also require more technique than others, so it’s important that the car should be done by a skilled professional.
Value of a paint job
Painting your vehicle is expensive because it is labor-intensive. Many car owners underestimate the time and expense that go into a paint job. While it’ll look nice, it may not be worth it in the long run. If the painting will cost 25 percent or more of the value of your vehicle, you may want to reconsider the expense.
When you consider paint for your car, contact the expert paint technicians at Fogle Collision in Houston. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure a paint job that you want.
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