Has the paint on your vehicle been chipped as a result of a collision, crash, smash, or dent? If so, you want your auto body shop to restore your vehicle’s original sleek and stylish appearance. This is precisely what Bill’s Auto Body Shop will do for you using computerized paint chip matching
Are you curious about how this works? Read on to discover the steps we take to ensure that your sleek automobile regains its showroom appearance.
When you bring your vehicle to our body shop for repairs, we will use the most advanced computerized optical paint chip matching technology. The system we use actually “views and sees” the paint on your car and then iterates through thousands of possible color combinations to determine the exact color of the paint. Unlike humans, the computer system will match colors perfectly.
A technician will use a specialized device to scan the color of your vehicle upon its arrival. Even if your vehicle is only a few weeks old, weather elements such as the sun and rain can have an effect on the paint color. Even if you repaint your relatively new car in its original color after a few weeks, the difference will be noticeable. This is why we use computerized chip matching technology to determine the exact paint color of your vehicle at the time you bring it to us.
After the computer has scanned the color of your car’s paint, it will use specialized software to determine the exact paint mixture needed to replicate the color. In order to determine the most accurate color to use when painting your vehicle, the computer system scans the damaged area from three different angles.
This may sound like cutting-edge technology, and it is! Historically, matching paint chips was more difficult and complicated. Technicians working on your vehicle must look up the make, model, and year of manufacture to determine the correct color. In some instances, technicians were required to check your VIN due to the fact that manufacturers sometimes used different paint colors for vehicles produced in the same year. Evidently, paint chip matching in the past was not a simple task. After having your vehicle repainted, you may have been shocked by the outcome. You could have gotten a section of the car that was a distinct color from the rest!
To achieve a uniform appearance for your vehicle, you should visit our shop for auto body painting. Ultimately, you do not want your vehicle to stand out because it has different paint colors. Not only are paint chips unsightly, but they can also affect the resale value of your vehicle if you decide to sell it.
Take a detour to Bill’s Auto Body Shop if you are in or around Forest Lake, Minnesota and want the best paint job for your car using computerized chip matching technology. We have extremely flexible schedules and will service your vehicle at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!