Things to Look for in an Auto Body Repair and Painting Service Provider

How a True Professional Will Apply Auto Paint on Your Car

One of the most complex, time-consuming, and expensive projects you’ll ever perform on your vehicle is painting. Auto bodywork and auto painting have always been considered an art more than a mechanical procedure. A professional auto paint job is definitely the result of many hours spent sanding, welding, and preparing a car for painting. Many people see auto painting as a “single-step process”, but we assure you that there is a lot more to a professional paint job than simply applying paint on a piece of metal.

Auto Body Repair Process

The key to a successful painting process is to have a rust-free and solid base to work on. In other words, in order to get the most out of your paint job, you must first remove all rust from the vehicle and repair any type of body damage your car may have.

Auto Body Rust Removal

The only way to ensure that rust will not return is to remove it completely from the vehicle. Although there are many methods for treating rusted surfaces, removing (cutting out) the entire affected area is the best and most efficient of all. In some cases (when the affected area is pretty large), the mechanic will remove the entire panel and install or weld a new one instead.

Auto Body Welding Process

The methods for removing a metal piece from a vehicle are pretty straightforward. The mechanic will cut the affected area, purchase or fabricate a patch panel, fit the panel, and weld it in place. The welding process is very complex, especially when it comes to joining thin sheets of metal together (the heat often creates distortion in the panels).

Sanding and Painting

Once the rust is removed, the technician will start sanding all the painted areas in order to achieve a very smooth surface. Using high-tech equipment and a climate-controlled environment, they will apply the auto paint. The process may take from several days to a few weeks, depending on the complexity of the job.

For more information about auto painting, please contact Universal Body & Repair Inc at (904) 641-1201. We are one of the best auto painting service providers in Jacksonville, FL.