There are many concerns when it comes to having our vehicles repaired, and especially with having the auto body repaired. You always want to your car to be finished looking great. However you don’t want to pay a ton of money, especially in our economy. So you need to do what you can to prevent your vehicle from getting a bad repair completed. Unfortunately that is sometime unavoidable. So, what can you do if you receive a bad or unacceptable repair job on your vehicle?
First of all you need to find out if you insurance is going to pay for any or all of the damage. If that is the case, there really is no need to fret. You just need to find out how much they will be paying, any kind of deductible you will be paying, and where they approve to get the work done. They may give you a list so you will want to find an auto body shop el paso texas that also meets your standards. Once you find that you are on your way to getting your vehicle back to great condition!
Also be aware that dark colored paint usually fades after a few years due to weather. The house will look older and deteriorated. You can prevent this by using a lighter color that does not absorb heat from the sun and encounter moisture problems. This also lengthens the time between painting and will save you money. Dark colors can also be more expensive to buy as paint shops often charge more for darker tints.
Years ago modelers were only able to hand paint their models. The tools and paints were very limited and they were pretty well at the mercy of the market if they wanted to get their hands on any high quality paints. Today market leaders have brought the prices more in line with where they should be. Along with lower paint prices have come the availability of higher quality tools. No longer belonging to body shops alone air brushes have been manufactured at a size and cost that make them an exceptionally good choice for hobbyists that want to paint their own models. If this is an option that you feel that you want to pursue then there are a number of resources out there on the different brands of air brush kits that are available as well as techniques that you can use with them.
First of all let me explain a basic rule to paint preparation when preparing for refinishing. The surface being worked on has to be completely “sterile” and properly scuffed in order for new paint to adhere well to the area being refinished.
If you are not sure of how to get a quote, there are a few ways. First of all you can just bring you car in and let them look at it and tell you what they think needs to be done. Remember you don’t have to get everything they recommend, you can chose to get what you can afford and what you feel needs to be done. You can also get a quote online from some shops; you can even upload a picture to make the quote more accurate. Also if you want you can call and ask for a quote, however that will not be the best option since they will not be able to fully evaluate the damage. Don’t worry; most shops will give you the quote at no charge to you. Take the time and find a good deal with quality work as well.
So the bottom line is – if you are involved in an auto accident – beware! If your insurance representative attempts to steer you towards a preferred auto body repair shop, find out if the repair shop utilizes OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts, or lower quality “aftermarket” parts. And if the shop uses “clipping”… then RUN the other way!