Taking Your Vehicle To An Auto Body Repair Specialist

Quite often people may get the wrong impression on just what an auto body shop does. Some individuals believe that they are strictly for working on the body of the car only. It is surmised that if a car has been in an accident it must first go to a mechanics shop for repair then go to the auto body shop. This may very well be the case but not always.

It doesn’t matter how the damage occurred, what does matter is you choosing the auto body paint shops in el paso tx to make your car right again. They are hard to come by. Not all body shops are the same. For example, choosing the one your insurance company told you to will only result in a minimum repair to your car. The insurance company has a “deal” with the repair shop. It doesn’t mean they will do a good job on your automobile.

Did you know the factory paint job on your vehicle can be valued somewhere between $3000 to $6000 depending of the make and model? Any paint work that is not done to the factory standard can devalue your vehicle the amount of your factory paint job.

You will want to protect the floor in the case of a spill or paint dripping from the brush or roller. The quickest and easiest way to protect the floor is to cover it with a drop cloth. Drop cloths can be purchased at home supply stores or paint shops. Old sheets also work well as drop clothes. Make sure that your drop cloth has no rips or holes in it that might expose the floor. You will also want to make sure that the drop cloth is setting snuggly against the wall. Masking tape running along the edge of the drop cloth and the bottom of the wall will provide a snug connection.

How do we solve the problem of lack of hands-on training? If you have a friend that has one of those pesky dents or a place paint is scraped off, he or she might like to allow you to use their car as a project for this training. It might even be better if they can put up a deposit toward the repair that enables you to get the supplies and maybe a tool or two, so you then come equipped to a possible body shop interview afterward, and can also show an example of your work. The course I am promoting also provides a printable certificate for completion of each training module.

Don’t decide on a body shop without a minimum of 2 estimates. Remember that in many states insurance companies are not allowed to limit the repair options to their own network of body shops. The stated prices and services of each repair shop aren’t the only things to consider. Compare the organization and cleanliness of the work areas, look around the shops for certifications or job photos, and make note of the equipment. Every professional auto body center should have a paint booth and a frame machine.

The technician will spray over the previous paint to make sure that the paint is blended well. Once the fresh paint is applied it will be able to chemically and physically bond to the paint that is already on the car. After the paint is applied, a clear coat is then sprayed over it to seal it.

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