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Repairing dents and scratches

I have three teenage children, so our second car is constantly getting scratched and dents. I can't take it in every week to get repaired so I need to have a good relationship with my local auto body repairer. They know me really well, and they give me some little decant pots so I can at least do some small repairs at home to make sure the car body doesn't get damaged while I'm waiting to get into the auto painters. This blog is all about avoiding car damage when there isn't time to get small dents and scratches repaired.

Why You Need to Take Your Car to a Professional Painter

There are different ways you can modify a car and make it look as good as new. Auto body repair shops specialise in body work, which includes repairing scratches, scuffs, sandblasting, spray painting and dents as well as repairs to the bodies of vehicles damaged by collisions. The most popular way to change the look of the car is by painting it a different colour. Some people like to do it themselves, but it is more advisable to leave the process to a professional car body painter and here are some of the reasons why:

A Professional Has All the Necessary Tools

There are a variety of tools a professional car painter uses to get the perfect and desirable result after a car body painting. These tools include items like paint, primers, spray paint guns, etc. This paint is not the usual paint. It has to be strong and have anti-corrosive elements to it so that it can last long enough. Base and clear coats need to be used in an already set configuration for spray patterns in your spray gun. If you are just starting off, then maybe you will not be able to do that, and you will not end up with the desirable result. Professional car painters also know how to mix and activate the primer, paint reducer, clear coat and paint thinner so that they can get the nicest finish on the car.

Professional Painters Will Take the Necessary Safety Measures

It is not always that safe to be painting a car because of all the chemicals that go into the air from all the paint. Professional painters have the necessary environment, which needs to be covered to be protected from the paint, and the motors and air conditioners, which will play a big role in filtering the heavily chemical-induced air. They will also have in hand the appropriate face masks, protective suits and overalls, disposable gloves and drop sheeting.

It Is Not Always Cost-Effective

Most people take on these kinds of projects because they think that the cost of it all will be significantly reduced, but this is not always the case. It is one thing taking your car to the automotive shop to let the professionals paint it with their tools, and another one to purchase all the tools that you need, and only use them once. There are a lot of expensive work tools that professionals use to get the best result, which at the end is what you are looking for and purchasing those tools yourself and not make a big use out of them will not be worth it, neither your time nor your money.