The process for car painting or car paint repair depends on the amount of the car that needs painting. A car involved in a car accident may have many auto body repairs. Barbosa’s executes the following process: the car body is primed, blocked (using a hand sander, which has a stiffer weight, the area is kept straight to avoid waves in the paint) and then sanded. Next, it is checked for imperfections. The car is then sealed, painted and polished. Lastly, it is washed and presented for delivery. The process may seem simple but it takes time and more importantly attention to detail and skills. These issues make a difference in a good car paint repair job.
We only paint what we need to paint
If your car has been in an accident or a fender bender, our intention is paint as little of the car as we can. Barbosa’s Kustom Kolor’s primary goal is to keep as much of the integrity of the car as possible. The car’s original factory paint and the clear coat is going to hold up much better than any car paint repair that is done. With that said, there are times when painting a car is unavoidable. The paint and clear coat that is applied by the factory was done robotically. Obviously, Auto Body repair shops apply paint manually with smaller equipment. Our car painting process involves matching the car paint and determining if the paint needs to be blended toward the adjacent panel to get the perfect color to match for the car.
The Bottom line is the original paint on a car is the best a car can have. In the event that a car has been in an accident and has incurred enough damage to need car paint repair, Barbosa’s skill and attention to detail will be second best to the original car paint.
How good is the $129 paint job for your car?
If you want your car’s paint repair to last and are looking to protect the integrity of the car, we do not recommend painting an entire car and paying $129 to do it. How do they paint a car for $129? They buy paint in bulk. This process involves washing the car, taping off the windows and wheels and then shooting the car with paint. The sanding and scuffing components of the car painting process do not take place. This process will result in a chipped and peeling paint job and car paint repair. This price point is attractive to some. Be aware that the car paint on this car painting process will not last, and the results will eventually look bad.
PPG Car Paint
Barbosa’s Kustom Kolor uses the PPG Paint System Waterbourne car paint. PPG is an environmentally safe paint. It is a water based paint. As an auto body shop, our goal is to use a car paint that takes the isocyanates out of the process. PPG Car Paint meets these goals. Other paints create gasses in the process of a car paint repair and because this paint is water based, there are no gas vapors. The transfer efficiency of color to the car is much better with the PPG paint. PPG Paint, when applied, does not float into the atmosphere but adheres to the surface of the car. To dry the paint, we apply air blowers and not heat. We believe this process is better for the car and the environment. Our commitment to being as environmentally responsible as possible extends to many processes in our shop.
We use PPG for car painting repair on scratches and dents, Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), Hail Damage repair and car accidents. Call (816)741-6348 and talk to us about your car paint repair needs.