Modern factory auto paint is made to stand up to a lot of punishment, but sooner or later, your vehicle’s paint is likely to get a scratch or a chip. Damaged paint is not only unsightly, but according to the Rathdrum car paint shop, it can also lead to rust problems on the car’s body. We’ll examine the primary causes of auto paint damage.
Extreme weather is one of the leading causes of auto paint damage that we see here at our car paint shop in Rathdrum. When the mercury on the thermometer drops, the paint contracts. The paint expands in hot weather. When the paint layer repeatedly expands and contracts, it causes the paint’s finish to get dull. Additionally, the paint loses its ability to adhere to the car’s body, and it starts to chip.
Several environmental factors can damage your vehicle’s paint job and cause it to flake and chip, including dirt, dust, moisture and bird droppings. Regular car washing will go a long way toward preventing damage from dust and dirt. Bird droppings should be cleaned right away. If the droppings have dried, place a wet microfiber cloth on the soiled area, let it sit for about 15 minutes, and gently wipe it away.
Most people don’t realize that many automobile cleaners are formulated with abrasive chemicals that can damage their car’s paint job. These cleaners are one of the primary causes of paint damage.
Accidents can cause chipped paint and scratched bumpers. If the damage is limited to the upper paint layer, it’s usually easy to fix. Damage to the deeper layers is more difficult to repair.
You may be able to fix minor scratches and chips yourself. Retail stores sell do-it-yourself paint repair kits that produce varying results. You can usually get a touch-up pen that matches your car’s paint color at a dealership like the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop.
You might be able to get decent results if you touch up minor paint problems yourself, but most paint damage will need to be repaired by professionals like the paint experts at the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop. Our paint shop staff has the experience necessary to expertly match your vehicle’s paint color and get it looking just like it did when it was new. We’ll repaint the damaged area and remove rust spots and scratches. It doesn’t matter what type of car you drive.
If your car has paint damage, visit the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop for an estimate. When you leave your vehicle in our hands, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your car is in the best hands.
Visit the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop at 1900 E. Polston Ave. in Post Falls. We’re right off I-90, easy to reach from Rathdrum and everywhere in the area. Schedule an appointment by phone at 208-773-9782 or contact us on our website. We’re here for you when you need expert paint work and for all your auto body needs!