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What Affects Automotive Paint Color Matching?

There are a few factors that make matching color a difficult task. First let’s take a look at what makes up the paint. The basic ingredients in automotive paint are resin, pigment, and solvent. Resin holds together the pigment, provides adhesion to the surface applied, and determines the quality and paint durability. Pigment comes in powder form, and the aftermarket auto paint mixing system includes roughly 100 colors or toners to mix formulas, including pearl and metallic paint colors. Solvent provides transferability; without it the paint would be too thick.

When the auto paint manufacturer mixes these three elements to create a formula for the standard color, they are allowed a tolerance of plus or minus 5% when the paint is delivered. This percentage can make a big difference and actually cause two of the same vehicles to look completely different in color.

Temperature when painting, paint film thickness, time between coats, speed and type of paint spray gun, surface type, and humidity can all factor in differences in auto body paint color shade.

Sunlight is another factor to consider when color matching. A car exposed to sunlight for years will have begun to fade in color.

There are a lot of factors to consider when trying to match autobody paint color. The members of Your Hometown Body Shop are all well versed in the latest painting technology and techniques to get your vehicle looking brand new. If you need automotive painting services, call one of the members of Your Hometown Body Shop today!

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Towing Services

Have you been in an accident and are in need of a towing service? The members of Your Hometown Body Shop offer 24 hour towing and can help you! We will arrange to have your vehicle picked up at the scene of the accident and have it towed to one of our Collision Repair shops.

We can assist you with insurance information and negotiating the proper repair procedures. We are the experts. Our vast experiences dealing with your insurance carrier gives you piece of mind assuring pre-accident results.

The end result is to get your vehicle back to its Pre-accident condition. That means not only looking great but having the structural integrity and all safety standards that you can’t see met as well.

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Things You Should Know Before Sending Your Car for Repairs After A Collision

Even if your vehicle has been involved in an awful accident, there are good chances that a professional collision repair center, such as a member of Your Hometown Body Shop, can repair it and prepare it for the road again. It’s important to know a few things about the collision repair process before bringing it into the shop for repairs.

If your car is badly damaged, it is not a good idea to drive it yourself to the repair center. Instead, have it towed!

Your insurance company will want to inspect your damaged car before it is repaired. A reputable auto body shop like the Members of Your Hometown Body Shop can collaborate with insurance companies so that insurance agents can see the car at the repair center before work begins.

Some of the repair estimates you receive may be widely different. There are several factors that can account for the differences in repair costs including the quality of the replacement parts (original or after-market), the amount of time the repair will take, and whether or not all necessary work is included in the price. Your Hometown Body Shop members will give you an accurate figure right from the start, saving you from surprise fees while we work on your vehicle.

The collision repair center you choose should have the tools and equipment necessary to handle your repairs. Additionally, they should have an experienced and certified staff to complete the work. The members of Your Hometown Body Shop have more than 30 years experience in the collision repair industry. Visit our website to see our credentials.

If you are looking for a reputable collision repair service in Standish, Midland, or Richville, Michigan, then Your Hometown Body Shop is your best choice! Our members have the experience, equipment, and staff necessary to effectively repair your vehicle and get you back on the road safely.