Car Getting in an automobile accident is scary and frustrating. Dealing with the aftermath is often the worst part. Depending on how bad the accident is, lawyers, insurance, and doctors might be involved. Most don’t enjoy the hassle of all that has to be accomplished to get life back to normal. Being without a car if it has been damaged is inconvenient, to say the least. When you take your car to an Auto Body Repair Shop to get it fixed the process most likely included car painting. Some shops offer paint jobs for as little as $129. This service might be affordable, but shops that offer these rates are cutting corners. Knowing all that goes into a quality car paint job is key to making an informed decision when selecting the right auto body repair and paint shop.
The Car Painting Process
A quality car painting process requires many steps that are both time and labor-intensive. Barbosa’s Kustom Kolor in Parkville, MO takes the time to properly prep a car and paint it correctly. Their process includes taking the sections of the car being painted apart. Just like in the factory where cars are produced, each part is painted and then assembled into a complete car. Technicians at Barbosa’s remove all pieces of the car, including door handles, molding, mirrors, bumpers, and other parts. Windows and tires are taped off.
All pieces are sanded to remove imperfections, dents, and chips and then masked. Then the process of painting begins. 2 coats of sealer are applied first then 3-5 coats of professionally matched color and finally 2-3 coats of clear coat on top. Each coat requires a certain amount of drying time or flashing in between, determined by the current temperature. Technicians must have all the coats ready to go in advance and apply them within the proper time necessary. Once the painting is complete the car is reassembled, polished, and cleaned to look brand new.
Discount Car Paint Jobs Just won’t cut it
The time and labor-intensive process at Barbosa’s Kustom Kolor produces a quality car paint job designed to make your car look as good as new. Auto body shops that offer car paint jobs for $129 or less are not performing the full process. Many are big companies with many stores across the nation. They purchase large quantities of popular car paint colors at discount rates and distribute them to all their locations. The color they use to paint your car most likely won’t be your specific color. They won’t take your car apart and sand away small dents. They often won’t even paint the inside of your car. The only way they can offer lower rates on car paint jobs is by cutting corners in the process. Car paint that is not applied correctly can peel or chip. They can show lines where the old and new paint meet and they can look horrible.
Get a Quality Paint Job at Barbosa’s Kustom Kolor
Barbosa’s Kustom Kolor stands behind all their car paint jobs. If you want your car to look like new and the paint job to stand the test of time, rely on Barbosa’s. Car accidents happen. It’s can be a part of life. Knowing you have an honest and reliable company that will get you back on the road with quality repairs and a quality paint job will give you peace of mind. When it comes to many things in life, including car paint jobs, you get what you pay for! Keep that in mind!
This article was originally posted in June 2017 and has been recently edited and updated.