Reasons to Avoid a Cheap Auto Paint Job

If you have ever had a vehicle painted, you know that the price can vary greatly from one shop to the next. Some shops promise to beat any estimate, and may even offer to paint a car for around $200. When it comes to auto paint, you get what you pay for, which is why you should avoid taking your vehicle to a cut-rate shop

 

Quality of Paint

The biggest reason why some shops are able to provide extremely low estimates is because they use low quality paint. Not only will this paint not look as nice, but it also will not last as long. In addition, it may not adequately cover up damage, and could even make flaking paint worse. As a result, you could find yourself needing to have your car repainted again only a short time later..

 

Skipping Steps

A quality paint job is labor-intensive when performed the right way. Some discount shops promise they can get the work done in only a few hours because they skip important steps along the way. For example, they may forego sanding and priming and instead apply a new coat of paint directly over the old one. If the job is not performed correctly, the odds of you noticing imperfections in your finish such as an uneven tone or bubbles are much greater.

 

Improper Drying

Discount paint shops rely on volume work to keep them in business. As such, many of them line cars up on a conveyor belt, quickly spray them, and then move them outside to dry. The problem with this is that dust or other particles could attach themselves to fresh paint, and be clearly visible once it dries. A reputable paint shop will contain adequate space for drying your vehicle indoors, and will use exhaust fans to remove dirt and debris from the air so they do not get on your vehicle.

These are just a few reasons why you should skip the discount paint shop and head to our collision center instead. We have more than 40 years in business, and will never take shortcuts or use inferior products when performing our work. To find out more, contact us.

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