Tips for Avoiding Common Auto Paint Problems

Your car’s paint job is the first thing people notice about it. Getting a nice paint job involves more than just spraying on some color. If auto paint is not applied in the right way, a variety of issues can develop later. Here are some common auto paint problems and ways to avoid them.

  • Cracking or alligatoring, which may give your car the appearance of having alligator skin or caked-on mud. This problem is typically caused by an undercoat or topcoat that is too thick, or failing to stir paint properly before applying.
  • Craters, which are caused by air being trapped in the paint while it is still wet. Low pressure from the sprayer or using the wrong nozzles can cause this problem.
  • Blistering, a problem that may cause tiny bumps or bubbles to appear on your paint’s surface. Blisters are caused by moisture being trapped underneath your paint, and are more likely to occur whenever you use low quality materials.
  • Chalking, characterized by white chalk-like lines or blemishes on your paint’s surface. This may happen whenever paint is not applied properly or due to the improper use of fillers or hardeners in your automotive paint.
  • Weathering or oxidation, which is similar to chalking, but covers a much larger area. Be sure to shake and mix paint thoroughly, and use only recommended fillers to prevent this from happening.

These issues can all be problematic, and may be difficult to correct once they occur. The best way to prevent them from happening in the first place is to have a quality paint job done to begin with. Getting a quality paint job doesn’t have to cost a fortune-contact us today for an estimate to see how affordable one can really be.

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