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Can My Car Paint Be Matched?

Andy Mohr Collision Center Blog

Posted: November 13, 2018

There may be a time when you get into an accident in Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, or Bloomington. If that happens, parts of your car may need to be replaced. Those new parts would then have to be painted to match the rest of your automobile.

You may be wondering if your car paint can be matched. In short, yes, it can! We’ll tell you how below. Then, contact Andy Mohr Collision Center for expert vehicle paint service.

How Can You Match My Car Paint?

There are several steps to getting the right paint for your automobile. First, you’ll want to get the original paint’s color code. If your car is newer, you can find the code on the manufacturer’s website by using the make, model, and year of your car. If your car is older, then you can find the code on the identification plate (a.k.a., the Service Parts Identification).

After you find the color code, you’ll want to take that to an auto body shop and order the paint. Keep in mind that some cars have two tones, so you may need to buy more than one color.

Once you get the paint, have a technician mix it until you get the color you need. They’ll start with variations in lightness and darkness and blend it until the hue is a perfect match.

All About Vehicle Paint

Now that you know how to match auto paint, there are a few things you’ll want to know about automotive paint itself.

This type of paint is made up of resin, pigment, and solvent. Resin is a sticky organic substance that’s insoluble in water. It determines how durable the paint is, as well as the quality of its application.

Solvent can dissolve other substances, and it provides the right amount of viscosity for the paint to be applied.

Then, there’s pigment, which comes in powder form. This is where you get the colors and tones mixed together to give the vehicle its finish.

Paintless Dent Removal

Matching paint color is usually done when your vehicle has endured a great deal of damage. However, there are instances when your car has a minor dent or ding, like from a hail storm.

In this case, we can repair the surface using our paintless dent removal method. Pressure is applied to the dented area. Then, the metal is carefully manipulated and reformed back to its original state.

This way, your vehicle will look as good as new without the added cost of repainting it. Still, like we said, if the damage is more extent, then a repaint would be necessary.

Schedule Service Today

The technicians at Andy Mohr Collision Center are experts at matching paint color to all types of automobiles. Therefore, you can rest assured that your vehicle will look as good as it did when you first bought it.

If you need a fresh coat of paint near Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, or Bloomington, don’t wait. Schedule service at our collision center today!

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