Archive for March 2012

Bumper color does not match the color of the rest of the car?

In this post we will discuss color mismatch typically seen in plastic parts, color variance will typically be more noticeable on light high metallic colors.

A color can vary depending on the substrate on which it is painted.
For example, the evaporation rate for solvent varies over metal or plastic.
A longer rate gives a flake pigment additional time to “float” and can darken the “face” of the color.

The body may have been painted on a production line at the factory, while other parts, such as the bumper and trim, may have been painted at another location using a different application method.

Light reflects differently on curved and flat surfaces that can sometimes cause the appearance of a color shift. Read the rest of this entry »

Lets start with some basics on keeping your cars finish looking good.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR AUTOMOBILE PAINT:

We recommend that you follow these simple precautions in the first few months of your new finish’s life:

In the first 90 days…

* Do not wax or polish the vehicle, this will allow the finish to dry and harden completely.
(Do not use silicone-containing waxes or polishes) Read the rest of this entry »

DRP or Independant shop, who should I have fix my car?
Lets start this post with Websters definition of Independent:
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(1) : not subject to control by others : self-governing
(2) : not affiliated with a larger controlling unit <an independent bookstore> Read the rest of this entry »

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