Updated: Aug 4, 2020
Happy August to all our readers...as soggy as it’s been. Hope August brings better weather. Which leads to the question... how can one make his/her ride look better without re-painting. The answer is bring it to Color Tech for a no charge estimate. We have the technology to remove surface scratches; swirls; door marks; oxidation, with state of the art compounds... and different choices of polishes and ceramic coating to finish the job. We also offer wet sanding services for those less than stellar repaints.And as always we offer rock chip touch ups for your paint. Until next time...cheers!
Holy cow, another month has slipped by... so like life, has your ride incurred more chips, scratches, road tar and tree sap?
Well you’re in luck because we at Color Tech have all the tools in our tool box to correct those unsightly things. In fact, Color Tech has invested in a new line of compounds and polishes that will beautify the clear coat on your car or truck to a flawless finish. I won’t tell the brand because that would be giving away our R&D for free to the competition. But Mercedes Benz endorses it as OEM. We will guarantee a swirl-free, hologram-free, haze-free finish... and as always we touch-up the rock chips.
So if your ride is looking faded and dull, chipped and scratched, see us for a no charge estimate soon... before another month slips by.
The paint on your car may be the least of your concerns if you and your family are in a car accident. You will obviously be most concerned about the safety of all involved first, but after things have settled down, you may realize that having the paint damage on your car repaired is important. Not doing so could lead to more damage from the weather.
You will want to find an auto painting professional who is not overpriced but will do a good job. In order to find the right company to do this, you may want to run each company through a test using 3 variables, their reputation, reliability, and professionalism. Looking at these three areas should give you a fairly good idea as to what a company is like.
Often in the car business it is not difficult to find out what businesses have the best reputation. People talk about their cars. You can ask among friends, neighbors, and relatives to find out information. You can also check for reviews of various businesses on the internet.
Reliability is essential in car businesses. The owner or manager should stand behind all work that they do. The price quoted should be the price charged. The quality should stand up to whatever the company claims that it will stand up to. You must be able to trust a company that you hire to do auto painting for you. This area goes along with professionalism and would probably be found out by looking into a company’s reputation.
Professionalism is a multi-faceted area. It can entail everything from a business keeping tabs on its own website to make sure everything is kept up-to-date and attractive to the way the management and employees treat the customers. In between could be the way they dress and carry themselves. Obviously in something like auto painting the dress would not be for appearance as much as practicality. They should however look like they started the day clean and neat.
Auto painting is something that you will hopefully never have to have done, but if you do, it will not likely happen more than once or twice. When you are in an accident, often the paint job is just fixed along with the rest of the problems. Sometimes you might need a paint job though for something as simple as someone keying the side of your car. It will really depend on the situation. Whatever the case, you will still want to find someone who meets your expectations to handle the repairs on your vehicle.
May 2020 You may think you can handle auto painting, but there are many good reasons to skip the D.I.Y. approach when it comes to this sort of task. There are a number of devices on the market that make it “easy” for the average car owner to dabble in auto painting. And if you just need to touch up a scratch, there’s nothing wrong with taking that responsibility on yourself. But if you’re doing more than that, there are a number of benefits to getting the job done professionally instead. Putting a coat of paint on your car is not as simple as it may sound. Even people who do it for a living learn things every day that changes their technique. Here are some of the reasons why you might want to take your car in to a shop. Higher Skill With training and experience comes skill, which is something you likely do not have in this area. If you did, you probably wouldn’t be reading this article. Even if you have an eye for the artistic and have dabbled in paint in other mediums, you’re getting into something entirely different when it comes to doing vehicle body work. Technicians at an auto painting shop have been through classes and have been in the trenches for a long time to learn their craft. When they paint your car, they’re bringing all of that skill and knowledge to bear on the job. The difference between an amateur and a professional is entirely obvious in the work. Better Equipment Are you thinking about doing the job in your driveway? How will you keep debris, leaves, and dirt from getting into the paint? It will be quite a challenge, and one a professional would be unlikely to want to take on. That’s why spray booths exist, and to outfit your home with one would probably be more than you would want to spend on a single job. But you won’t find a decent shop without one. That’s just one aspect of the better equipment you’ll get with an auto painting shop. This is to say nothing of spray guns, which make a big difference in how well the job turns out as well. Correct Type of Paint Which type of paint will you be using for the job? Lacquer, synthetic enamel, clearcoat/basecoat? Have you thought about it? This is a basic decision that needs to be made before you can move forward with a job, and it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to deciding what type of paint to use. You’ll also soon find that there are many brands to choose from, some of which cost much more than others. But if you’ve never worked with any of them, it can be challenging to decide whether the extra cost matters. An auto painting shop will know just which type of paint to use, how to use it, and what other materials they’ll need to get the job done.
April 2020 Spring seems finally here. With that comes thoughts of road trips and sunshine. Also prepping your ride for the season. With that in mind, Arctic Coating is the premier product to protect and beautify your ride. I’ve been in business for 27 years now and have not seen a product perform like Arctic Coating. I have had it on my personal vehicle for over 2 years now. The gloss is still exceptional and the ease of washing still performs as claimed. Water spots are a thing of the past. Can’t say enough about it. The protection factor of the clear coat alone is worth the investment... bird drops won’t etch the clear... tree sap won’t etch or stain either. The pearls in my color look like they are jumping out on a sunny day. It’s that impressive. Also, last spring was entering the third season, body claying has not been necessary as it has been washing off with soap... amazing! Yes it’s pricier than basic polishing, but worth it! Call us if you have questions .
What Am I Doing Wrong Here?
A customer brought a 6 month old car in with pretty rough paint. He was literally scrubbing the devil out of it each week to keep it ‘new’. He likes good weather. Even in winter, direct sunlight contributes to water spots. His paint had swirls in the finish. Choose indirect sunlight wherever possible. He also used his drying towel to rub off any dirt he may have missed first time around. He was literally grinding this crud right into the paint job causing scratching. His soap choice was convenient but wrong - household dish detergent. This is designed to remove kitchen grease and some of it will strip away polish and sealer which is protecting your rig. Use task specific automotive soap. When it came time for polish application, he poured the liquid onto the surface and then used his applicator to spread it around causing uneven streaks in the finish. Always put polish on applicator, and then applicator on to the vehicle. His tires were too ‘shiny’. He used solvent based rubber cleaners without realizing some distilled petrochemicals will affect the tire integrity. He cleaned his mags and tires last. Clean from top to bottom on the car, but get the wheels out of the way first. You don’t want that grime on your freshly cleaned car or truck. Inside, I saw a spray bottle of window cleaner and a roll of paper towels in the door panel. When asked, he admitted he uses it on the glass, and the interior dashboard surface and leather. You couldn’t put anything more damaging on leather seats than window cleaner with ammonia. His was over polishing his car. Polish is supposed to protect, but too much is too much. When you’re spending 50 grand on a car (or much less), invest a few dollars and get the proper tools including microfibre. We’re now restoring this damage which was mostly created by the overzealous young owner.
We’ve just signed on with an exciting new paint finish product – literally the most advanced in the world. Watch next month for full details on the latest and the greatest in auto protection!