The job of painting your vehicle when it is still at the factory is for the most part an automated process that is done when the car or truck is still in a very raw form and has yet to be outfitted with most of essentials like mirrors and bumpers and the like.
The paint is applied through a process of spraying in a hydro-static booth that ensures that the color is uniformly applied to the entire body of the car or truck. What is commonly referred to as “paint” is not just the single hue that you end up seeing on the vehicle but in fact is a variety of different layers that are used for different purposes.
These are essentially designed to protect the metal under the car (or truck) in the long term, and are produced to offer a shield against the elements that the car will be exposed to over its life span.
The rust inhibitors, for instance, that are used in conjunction with the paint, are what is in place to avoid that your automobile simply rusts out like any other metal product if left unprotected and exposed to the oftentimes harsh elements that any car, motorbike or truck is subjected to on a regular basis – this is especially true for geographic areas that experience snow during the winter months.
After the car has left the factory and has been on the road for a period of time the job of maintaining that finish is left to the auto-body repair specialist – if there are any problems such as a accident or ding, scrape or dent in the body of the automobile, then it is time to turn to one of these professionals.
This duty is very important because the auto-body repair person must make absolutely certain that they use the correct procedures in order to restore not just the appearance of the automobile but the protective nature of the paint (and the other components as well).