While today’s factory auto paint is exceptionally durable, your car’s paint job is likely to get scratched or chipped over time. The experts at our Post Falls car paint shop have seen every type of paint problem. Damaged paint can detract from your vehicle’s appearance, and it can cause the body to rust. We’ll go over the leading causes of auto paint damage.
Harsh weather conditions are one of the primary causes of damage to automotive paint that we see at our car paint shop in post falls. Low temperatures cause the paint to contract. When the mercury on the thermometer rises, the paint expands. Repeated expansion and contraction of the paint layer dulls the finish of the paint. The paint begins to lose its ability to adhere to the body of the vehicle, resulting in chips.
Dirt, dust, moisture, and even bird droppings can damage your car’s paint job, causing the paint to chip and flake. Washing the vehicle regularly will help to prevent dirt and dust damage. Bird droppings should be cleaned quickly. Clean dry droppings by placing a wet microfiber cloth on the soiled area for about 15 minutes. Then gently wipe it off.
Accidents can lead to scratched bumpers and chipped paint. Damage to the paint’s upper layer is usually easy to repair. If the damage extends to the underlying paint layers, it will be a tougher repair job.
May car cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can damage the vehicle’s paint job. Abrasive chemicals in cleaners are one of the leading causes of paint damage.
It may be possible to repair minor scratches or chips on your car’s paint job yourself. There are numerous paint repair kits for car owners who want to try their hand at doing it themselves. If you own a Chevrolet, you can contact the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop. Depending on the model and age of the car you drive, we can usually provide you with a paint touch-up pen that matches your vehicle’s paint color.
While it’s possible to get acceptable results if you touch-up small scratches and chips on your vehicle, more extensive paint damage needs to be repaired by professionals like the experts at the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop. We have the knowledge and experience to match your car’s paint color and repaint the damaged area to get it looking like new again. We can remove scratches and rust spots from the paint job, no matter which make and model you drive.
Visit the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop for an estimate. Our pricing is always fair. You’ll have the confidence that comes with knowing your car is in the best hands.
The Knudtsen Chevrolet Abra Body Shop is located at 1900 E. Polston Ave. in Post Falls. We’re right off I-90, easy to reach from anywhere in the area. Call us at 208-773-9782 to make an appointment or contact us using our website’s Body Shop page. We’re here for all your auto body needs!