5 Facts About Car Repainting

If you are planning to get a re-spray to update the color or restore the brand new look of your car’s exterior, you need to know a few facts about this job before taking your prized possession to a car paint workshop in Dubai.

Here are just five of the most essential things that you need to be aware of to ensure your satisfaction.

  1. Leave It to Professionals – Car painting in Dubai is something that requires the skill of an expert. By doing it on your own, not only you are predisposing yourself to health and safety risks but also compromising the appearance of your car.
  2. Take Time in Choosing a Dubai Car Service Center – Even when it comes to choosing a car workshop, remember that only fools rush in. Hence, you need to conduct research to find the best one that can meet your needs and give you satisfaction. You should not also get tempted by bargain basement prices as car painting requires attention to detail and a high level of expertise.

To find the right service center, get a quote, check their premises and ask for referrals.

3. Chips, Scratches and Dents Must be Sorted Out First – Don’t rely on a simple re-spray or repaint job to fix scrapes or rust. Take note that this must be done on top of a completely flat surface. Hence, it pays to have a professional initially deal with chips, scratches and dents before proceeding to the actual painting job.

4. Masking and Preparation Can Make or Break the Painting Job – A lot of skill is required in just preparing the car before the actual priming or painting starts. It is an arduous task, so there shouldn’t be a room for error. To proceed with the painting job, painters will initially take off trim elements such as mirrors, rubber strips, etc. and then mask off lights, windows, alloys, and trims with extreme care.

5. The 8 Painting Steps – After repairing scratches, filling dents and masking everything off to the highest standards, the steps below will follow:

  • Choosing the right color that matches your car
  • Stripping the original color
  • Etch priming
  • Rubbing down using a fine sandpaper
  • Top coat and lacquer
  • Rubbing down
  • Buffing
  • Polishing