PAINT

PAINTING SERVICES

We have the choices that are right for you.
We offer different paint choices to meet your needs and budget. Whether it is for personal use or a Fleet of vehicles for your business.
From a factory like base / clear coat to an economical quality finish.
With consideration given to appearance, colour and effects. Also maintenance, durability, longevity and cost/value.

PAINTING OPTIONS

- Pre Paint process
- Body Repair
- Surface repair
- Sealers
- Spot Painting

SPOT REPAIR

Spot repair or overall painting?
There is nothing better than your car's original finish.
So if you have one or two damaged area's it's best to consider spot repair.
 - Spot painting requires a much greater degree of precision than overall painting.
 - Preparing the area and matching colours to adjacent panels requires considerable more time than simply painting the panels.
 - The highest quality materials are used throughout the process.
You should know that in some cases repainting and painting a couple panels could cost more than painting an entire car. Still, it's the smart decision because the process leaves most of your car's original finish intact. With spot repair, you car will look perfect while retaining it's original showroom shine-and it's value!
Best bodyshop practices for less!
How do we give you such great value? Preferred Collision and Glass has the size and purchasing power to save you money versus traditional bodyshops. Plus, our time-tested production systems make the process more efficient.

The following are the steps we follow for an absolutely 'seamless' repair:

Preparation

The repaired area and adjacent panel(s) are chemically cleaned and block sanded to prepare and absolutely smooth and consistent surface painting.

Trim Removal

Trim, like door handles and other accessories are removed to ensure that no paint gets on the chrome, glass, rubber or plastic areas. In addition, Preferred Collision and Glass completely masks the rest of your car to protect it from paint and chemicals.

Quality Paint

Preferred Collision and Glass uses high-quality paint that has been approved by original equipment manufacturers to repair and match a car's factory finish. This is the same paint specified by dealers.

Painting Process

Painting requires more than one application to ensure a seamless blending of the old and new finishes. It often involves multiple layers of paint being spread gradually beyond the original repair area and on to adjacent panels.

After the base coat is applied, we put on a clear coat to restore the gloss and depth of image of the original paint. The extra step makes the surface more durable against the sun's UV rays and is the best way to match a car's factory look. The clear coat is applied in layers that extend beyond the base coat to create a seamless appearance.

Colour & Sand Polish

Finally, if necessary we sand the painted area with super fine sandpaper and polish it to match your car's original appearance. Your car has now been repaired to look and perform exactly as it did before the accident.

OVERALL PAINTING SERVICES

Why does your car look so dull and lifeless?
There are many enemies of paint - in fact, nature is incredibly hard on a car's surface. Chances are, that's why you're considering having your car painted.
The sun is paint's #1 enemy. UV rays cause discolouration, cracking and gloss reduction. Humidity, acid rain, salt, extreme hot and cold all take their toll as well. Add in the sand, gavel, dirt and grime that assault your car on the road and it's amazing your paint job has lasted so well for so long.
The good news is that Preferred Collision and Glass has an overall paint service designed to meet your needs and the elements your car will face. Our hi-tech processes and quality materials will keep your car looking beautiful for years.
Prep can be just as important as paint.
The overall look and durability of your new finish depends as much on proper surface preparation as it does on the actual paint itself. The Preferred Collision and Glass system is based on using your car's existing finish as a base for new paint. In many cases it provides an excellent substrate; however there are instances when your car will need extra attention before new paint can be applied.

Dent Repair

Sometimes, before we can paint your car, we have to get the body back in shape. Our experienced technicians carefully fix dents, dings, scrapes and other imperfections and prepare the surface before painting.

Old Porous Paint

It is imperative to seal an old and pours paint surface so the new paint won't soak in, causing uneven colour and gloss. Preferred Collision and Glass's special primer/sealers provide a virtually impenetrable surface for great paint adhesion.

Cracking

After a few years, UV rays may have caused the factory clear coat finish on your car to break up, pock or peel. Again, to ensure proper paint adhesion and a smooth, glossy appearance, the peeling later must be stripped down to the bare metal. Like rust and cracking, once delamination has begun it will get worse unless treated.

Delamination

After a few years, UV rays may have caused the factory clear coat finish on your car to break up, pock or peel. Again, to ensure proper paint adhesion and a smooth, glossy appearance, the peeling later must be stripped down to the bare metal. Like rust and cracking, once delamination has begun it will get worse unless treated.

Chips & Scratches

Unfortunately, painting over chips and scratches will often intensify the problem. Chips and scratches must be machine sanded and featheredged before repainting so they don't show through. This is needed to make the new surface look smooth and glossy.

Rust

Rust must be repaired or it will get worse and ruin the paint surface. For rust that is just on the surface, we grind it down to the bare metal, etch it to remove and microscopic traces, then fill in the repaired area. Rust that has broken through has actually come from inside the panel. We must cut the rust out and patch the panel, in many cases by welding in a new piece of steel.

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