Car scratch repairs info.
Annoying scratches and scuffs sometimes just seem to appear from nowhere. Nowadays, with shopping center car spaces shrinking and people being distracted by electronic devices, accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Subsequently, in the past people would need to take their vehicle to a body repair shop, for a paint scratch repair. Fortunately, this is not always the case anymore, the problem with body shops are. They are expensive and want the cars for days, so people would just put up with the paint scratches or just get a brush and bottle of touch-up paint and try to cover them up.
How has the car paint repairs industry changed?
Paint repair technology has changed substantially in the past 30 yrs. I have witnessed the vehicle repair industry evolve. In particular, paint drying times, from UV, curing primers to high productivity clear-coats, that are designed for small paint repairs or smart repairs. Similarly, they have changed for environmental reasons as well. Such as waterborne automotive paint to lower VOC’s in the atmosphere, UV technology, and faster-curing paints to reduce the amount of energy needed for drying the paint repair.
How can we do vehicle paint repairs & touch-ups cheaper?
Quite often, I get asked this question.
- Repairers are charging you for somebody else to do the labor for them.
- Extremely high operating costs, electricity, rates, etc.
- Insurance companies do not like spending money.
- Most shops do not repair bumpers. Alternatively, they make more money just replacing them and turning over more vehicles.
Being a mobile repairer, a license or MVRL is required. Also, you have to be a licensed spray painter. In Addition, HVLP mini spray guns are only allowed to be used, as well, no full-body panels can be painted. alternatively, full bumpers are okay. In conclusion, this is why you should always check if the business is licensed and the operator is trade qualified and not just franchise trained, this could make a huge difference in the final results.
This video shows the process of doing car scratch repairs on a white Pearl Kia Serato