One of the most common services we provide at Puget Sound M.A.R.S. is touching up paint on cars, trucks, SUV’s and other vehicles. When it comes to rocks, gravel, and inclement weather, the road doesn’t discriminate – everyone is at risk for paint chips and scratches. A paint chip or scratch can ruin an otherwise stunning finish on a vehicle. Not only that, but over time they can lead to rust or worse. Because of the long-term effects, it’s always best to remove scratches and chips as soon as possible. That’s why our customers count on us to touch up paint quickly and professionally.
Many people attempt to fix scratches with the do-it-yourself method, but the final result typically leaves something to be desired. Why? One reason is because car factories don’t make touch up paint, they buy it! An east coast car factory doesn’t use the same paint as a west coast car factory, even if they are making the same car in the same color. Plus, the color on your vehicle might be slightly off due to fading over time. Because of all the variables involved, trying to take care of scratches and other paint blemishes on your own doesn’t always go as planned.
Fortunately, our team has perfected the touch up paint process. All of our technicians are professionally trained and artfully skilled. For the tough jobs, we have the latest technology in buffing pads, high speed polishers, wet sanding, cutting and polishing compounds. Plus, we mix high quality, custom paint colors at our shop. We are confident that we can achieve a matching showroom finish every time. If color matching is one of your concerns, rest assured knowing that Puget Sound M.A.R.S. guarantees it.
Our painting process is extremely thorough. First, all touch up paint work begins with a clean surface. The vehicle must be free of dirt, grease, and any other material that may interfere with a flawless finish. Then, we prep and prime the affected area. Once the primer has cured, our technicians achieve a smooth surface by sanding and prepping for paint. Painters mix paint to perfectly match the vehicle’s color and spray or brush the vehicle with precision. We are experts in paint blending, a special process that involves spraying paint in a gradual pattern so that at the human eye cannot detect color variance or a start and stop point. The basecoat is followed by a clear topcoat, restoring the vehicle’s natural gloss finish.
The steps we go through just for touch up paint might sound straight forward, but doing it right is a work of art. The men from M.A.R.S. are passionate about restoring pride in your ride. After the paint on your vehicle in corrected you might want to consider one of the protective products we offer, like a paint shield or ceramic coating. Our team is here to answer any automotive reconditioning questions you may have and help you get the best bang for your buck. Contact us today!