Matching auto body paint colors is a difficult task. Auto body paint is formulated with three elements (pigment, resin, and solvent), and comes in over 100 colors. Auto body color match technology – the process of determining and recreating an auto body paint color – enables auto body shops to match vehicle paint colors, and spot repair damages to a car’s paint job. However, car owners frequently ask: Why do auto body shops paint areas of my car that were not damaged in the accident?
A Step-by-Step Guide to Automotive Color-Match Technology
- Automotive paint colors are formulated and labeled with color codes. Color codes will have multiple variants (differentiated by batch shade, and various paint supplier used by the vehicle manufacturer).
- Although a paint color code can be identified via a computerized color match technology system, the vast amount of code variants result in minor color match distinctions.
- Air pressure, humidity, temperature and substrate composition can also create nebulous imperfections between colors.
- In order to create a seamless finish, skillful auto body technicians use a “blend” paint application technique: applying paint to the damaged surface, and gradually blending the color into surrounding panels and areas.
Mercer Auto Body accomplishes unified paint repair jobs for all makes and models of car. At Mercer, We consider luster, shine, depth, and weather resistance factors before finalizing a seamless color match.
At Mercer Auto Body, we service clients located in Chads Ford, Kennett Square, Avondale, Unionville, West Grove, Landenberg, Hockessin, DE, Concordville and Toughkenamon.