For many, a car is an invaluable asset. It is the means of transportation that gives individuals the freedom to come and go as they please. Often, it is a lifeline, enabling travel to work, socialising and an element of safety.
However, in some cases, a vehicle is more than a mode of transport. For those with a passion for cars, they are projects and prized possessions, which means they are worth properly maintaining.
Of course, keeping a car running smoothly is a must but cosmetics are equally as important. So, when your trusty wheels aren’t looking their best, how do you know if it’s time to take action?
Here are Haltec’s top 3 signs it’s time for a repaint.
Firstly, and most obviously, scratches on the bodywork of your car could be a sign that it’s time for a lick of paint. Of course, small scratches are bound to happen at some point in your car’s life, especially if it sees a lot of action, and these can often be sorted using paint correction methods.
However, if there are more serious scratches on side panels, bumpers or bonnets that are deeper than the clear coat, it’s worth fixing. If left untreated, deep scratches expose the bodywork to the elements and oxidation can occur. In this case, it is definitely worth getting a respray.
Another sign that your car may be in need of some aesthetic TLC is the fading or discolouration of paint. This can occur for any number of reasons, such as exposure to acidic rain, excessive sunlight or heat. No matter the cause, faded paint looks bad and can ruin a car’s appearance.
If your car appears faded, it is due to the clear upper coat wearing down and losing its shine. To fix this, it is worth taking your car to a vehicle painting professional. Using electrostatic spray paint and a specialised car spray booth, they’ll have your car looking as good as new in no time.
Finally, a tell-tale sign that your car is in disrepair is the presence of peeling paint. When the clear coat of a car becomes worn or aged, it can begin to peel away from the bodywork. This may start as small bubbles or flakes on the surface, but will swiftly develop into a serious cosmetic nightmare.
If your car’s paint has started to peel, this is a definite sign that it’s time for a repaint.
When it comes to repainting vehicles, it is crucial that the work is carried out in a properly equipped facility to guarantee the best results every time. Car spray booths not only protect the surrounding area from excess paint and spray-off but also provide the proper ventilation necessary for a safe working environment.
If you are a commercial or industrial painter and require the installation of a high-quality spray booth, look no further than Haltec.
Get in touch with a member of our friendly team to discuss your requirements.