When repainting a vehicle after body work has been completed, care must be taken to perfectly match the car’s original paint. The goal of repainting is to hide any evidence that damage or repairs ever occurred – and this is often harder than it might seem. To get a perfect match, a body shop needs the right technology, tools and experience.
Our team at West Mesa Auto Craft specializes in painting, and we ensure that the car paint color is a perfect match in each and every one of our paint jobs.
We can handle paint color matching for any vehicle.
Contact us at (505) 715-4104 to schedule your repairs!
The Science of Paint Color Matching
We utilize a computerized color-matching technology to get a shade as precise as possible. This works by accessing a database of factory paint colors and pulling the exact color codes, mixing the paint by computer – very similar to how your computer’s printer mixes ink to get the right color on a page.
That said, computerized paint color matching is only one aspect of getting the perfect paint job. An experienced painter knows that car paint colors can vary from the manufacturer’s printed standard. So once we get the right paint, we’ll apply it to a card and match it to your car in low light and sunlight, ensuring that it is a perfect match. If not, we’ll tweak it until we get the right shade.
Blending is also an important step for seamless repainting. This prevents the appearance of hard edges between new and existing paint, hiding all evidence that a repair ever happened.
Restoring Your Vehicle after a Collision
West Mesa Auto Craft has been taking care of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho’s drivers for nearly 30 years. We pride ourselves on both our quality repairs and our exemplary customer service. We know that each of our clients is an individual with individual needs, and we’ll treat you that way – whether that means taking the extra time to explain the repair process, arranging a ride home from the shop, or going the extra mile to match the color.
If your car has sustained damage, count on us to set things right. Contact us for a free estimate today!