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Car Paint Peeling and Paint Jobs: Everything You Need to Know

Why does your car paint peel, why you need a vehicle repainting job done, and how to fix both problems. We’ll show you in this article, so you never have to look at an imperfect car body again.

Car Paint Peels: What Causes it?

Cars get us where we want to be. Well, some places we want to be. I mean,  you cannot drive to the Bahamas, except you’re in the Bahamas. I own a convertible, and I absolutely love my baby. I’m sure you love yours too. You wash and wax it faithfully. If there are some scratches on the painted body, you get some touch-up paint to cover it up.
All is good until you notice some peels on the car body, now you’re really concerned. You feel betrayed; you take such good care of your car. Why would the paint peel? To under why this happens, you need to know about the different layers that form your car finish.

Layers that Form Your Car Finish

Your car’s finish was formed by different layers of coating:

The Primer

This is also called an undercoat. This is the first coating applied to the surface of your car body. It gets the surface ready for further coatings. It protects the surface and ensures that other coatings stick to the surface of the metal.

The Base Coat

This coating is applied after the primer. It is the main paint. It gives the car it’s characteristic color. The base coat could be metallic, pearlescent, or solid paint.

The Clear Coat

This is a transparent and glossy coating. It is the final coating for your car. This coating helps to protect the car from abrasion and UV rays. Now you know what forms your car finish and how each coating functions to protect the car body. What causes the paint to peel or delaminate?

Why does Delamination occur?

This occurs when a layer of coating or all layers of coating stop adhering to the metal surface of the car. This results in the flaking and eventual peeling of the paint. Some factors that contribute to this problem are:
  1. Improper Preparation of the Painted Surface: This usually occurs if the painting was done properly.  It could be a result of the uneven application of one of the coatings. It could also be caused by improper finishing of the metal panel of the car. If any of the aforementioned is the culprit, then after a while the paint may no longer adhere to the surface causing it to peel or delaminate.
  2. A Break in Paint Seal: A scratch or peel on the car paint can deteriorate to delamination. This is possible because an exposure caused by a chip or scratch on the coatings may allow moisture to get in thereby causing rust formation. This reduces the adhesive strength of the coatings and gives way to delamination. Under some external influence like high-pressure washing,  a chip may be totally blown off leaving a larger area exposed for delamination to occur.

Can Parts Affected by Delamination be Repaired?

Paint peeling cannot be completely avoided. It’s important you pay attention to observe the paint peels in time for repairs. Some factors will determine if the damage can be repaired. It’s important to know how serious the damage is, a light scratch could be repaired with touch-up paint. But in case of serious peels, the affected area has to be repainted. The size of the damage should be considered too. If it’s coin-sized damage, it can be easily retouched but if the damage is on different parts of the car body,  it will be best to repaint the whole body of the car. If your car has unsightly peels it may be best you get it to an expert for repairs. Even if it is a little touch-up or body repainting, an expert is in the position to take care of that. At Sam’s Auto Body and Paint, we have experienced technicians with the right facilities to restore your vehicle’s finish back to appropriate conditions.

Why You Should Get Your Vehicle Repainted

The desire to stand out is almost primal. In some cases, you have no choice but to stand out. Especially in business. If you have commercial vehicles you use in your business, they have to be branded. It’s in cases like this that you’d get interested in custom paint jobs. On the other hand, you may be a private car owner and just want your ride to look good. It’s sort of a reflection of ourselves.

Paint Jobs

Let’s discuss basic paint jobs and if you’ve been considering a new paint job before now, you’ll be rushing down to Sam’s Auto Body for a fresh paint job on your car, truck, or SUV.
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1. Age

Maybe your car has had a lot of internal work, and your car is running better than it did when you first bought it, or all of the guts are in good shape but the outside is scratched, sun-damaged, wind damaged, or just faded it may be time for a new coat of paint!

2. Change

Sometimes the factory paint color is great and fine, but it can get boring if everyone else has the same color car! We can provide you with custom colors so you stand out! Never lose your car in a parking lot again, and turn heads at work, at the store, and on the highway! You don’t need to add pinstripes, flames, or racing stripes, but something a little different from factory defaults can be refreshing and fun.

3. Vintage

Some vintage vehicles look best in specific colors—and those colors can be hard to come by. We can obtain or mix nearly any color you could imagine to fit your desires.

4. Damage

As discussed in our earlier blogs, good bodywork ends in a great paint job. If you’ve suffered scratched, dings, or frame damage, your old paint job may suffer during the process, and we can repair your paint to the original luster (factory colors or custom).

5. Repair Bad Work

If you tried to paint your car yourself, or a less-than-superior company tried their hands at it, we can undo what they did and you’ll leave happy. Rejuvenation: Awesome paint job

6. Improve Car Value

If you’re trying to sell your car, a paint job can increase your car’s value! Your vehicle will look like-new, and no one can complain about discolored paint or other aesthetic problems. WARNING: Consider the Blue Book Value of the car before investing money. Don’t spend more on the car than you’ll get out of it in the end.

7. Selling

Sometimes a car salesman can make much more money off of a vehicle when it’s in a specific color. Some dealerships will have a car in the customer’s choice of color from another location, but decrease the time and money spent on getting that car to you by using our services!

8. Business Cars

If you’re looking to use your car for business or advertising, you may want to have the paint job redone so it’ll attract customers. A beautiful car advertising a wonderful company will gain more customers than a faded, scratched up car. If you desire a work of art, we’ll give you that. No matter what you may need, Sam’s Auto Body and Paint have you covered. Getting a paint job has never been easier.