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Vehicles are painted to prevent rust, but it also adds a visual appeal to it. Car paint comes in a variety of different colors and finishes. Today, cars can be customized by choosing whatever color of paint you wish.

How Much Does Painting a Car Cost?

Painting a car ranges between $600 to upwards of $2,000, according to Angie’s List. Most full paint jobs end up being around $2,000. Paint jobs come in four types, which include: a basic paint job, a preferred paint job, a premium paint job, and a platinum job.

Types of Car Paint

There are three types of car paint. The first one is acrylic, which is easy to apply and provides a glossy finish. This kind of paint does not last as long because it is described as soft. Metallic paint is a second type of paint. This paint is eye catching on sports cars and can easily hide scratches. Metallic paint is difficult to repair, so that is something to keep in mind when choosing it. The third type of car paint is urethane. Urethane can be sprayed, it dries quickly, and it is very durable. Urethane needs to be applied with a suit, respirator, and goggles for safety reasons.

Common Paint Problems

Common paint problems include spotting or discoloration on the vehicle. This can happen when natural contaminants come into contact with your vehicle. Some of these contaminants include: acid rain, tree sap, bird droppings, and road tar. Another problem is cracking in your vehicle’s topcoat. The cause of cracking can be excessive thickness of your undercoat, or inadequate flash time after every coat. Chipping is another paint problem that happens frequently. It occurs when stones or rocks damage the paint.

Have a Professional Paint Your Car

It is a good idea to have a professional paint your car because they have the proper tools and experience. Search the qualifications of professionals before deciding on a painter for your vehicle.

Your vehicle’s paint helps to prevent rust, along with creating an eye catching color while you are heading down the road. There are various car paint types and finishes available, so it is best to consult with your mechanic to find the best option for your vehicle and price range.


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Arturo

25 years of experience
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Arturo
25 years of experience
Volkswagen Tiguan - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - La Jolla, California
Arturo was efficient and extremely professional. I'll refer him to friends and family and call him for any issues related to my car. I am very happy with the service!
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto

Travis

11 years of experience
312 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Travis is great! This is the second time he has come and serviced our truck. I recommend Travis for any service ned you may have!
Subaru Forester - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Rosemount, Minnesota
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Scott

32 years of experience
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Scott
32 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Arrived on time and worked quickly. Gave me detailed information on his completed work and the details of my car. Answered all of my questions thoroughly.
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
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Nicholas

9 years of experience
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Nicholas
9 years of experience
Lexus GX470 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Clayton, North Carolina
Nicholas texted me 30 minutes prior to arrival. Showed up on time as scheduled. He confirmed the work that I requested be performed. He completed the work, performed the road tested, and delivered my keys along with recommendations of other work that might be in my best interest. Was very pleasant, professional, and cleaned up after he was done. I was so impressed with the service he performed and the speed at which the services were completed. I have already scheduled a future service with Nicholas and will schedule any and all future repairs with him if he is available.

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