Auto Paint has evolved significantly over the last 30 years. In fact, when we opened for business in 1993, modern acrylic urethane paint was just being introduced into the United States for auto body repair use. Its advantages were significant over the previous lacquer based paint. More recently, additional changes have been made to significantly reduce the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) released into the environment.
The paint we use does not have the problem of rapid fading or discoloration that existed in the past that gave auto body paint work a bad image. Challenges still exist due the fact the auto manufactures produce new special colors and finishes every year. We are kept up to date on these changes by our paint supplier and are prepared to deal with whatever color challenges your car may have. We use a computerized color retrieval system to create the correct formula for your car.
One of the common questions we get asked is how to care for the new paint we apply during the repair process. The paint we use cures chemically like epoxy. It reaches 95% of its final hardness within 3 days. But we generally recommend gentle washing and avoiding waxing for the first 30 days. After that, it is as durable as the original finish.