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Automotive Painting

Body Paint Services for Collision-Damaged Vehicles

Automotive painting is a crucial component of comprehensive vehicle collision repair. Technicians at Joe Hudson’s Collision Center specialize in restoring your vehicle to its pre-collision condition and making it look like it just left the showroom floor.

Our advanced paint matching technology ensures that each car paint job is precisely tailored to the original color. We use only high-quality primers, automotive paint, and clear coats. You can trust us to carefully apply each coat for a smooth, even finish.

For 35 years, Joe Hudson’s Collision Center has been providing expert automotive painting and other services for vehicles in need of collision repairs. We have more than 200 locations in 16 different states, many of them within easy traveling distance (5–10 miles).

Our Auto Body Painting Services

Collisions can do a number on a vehicle’s paint job. In addition to repairing your car, truck, van, or SUV, Joe Hudson’s Collision Center can restore the paint so it looks brand new.

Auto paint technicians at JHCC have the training and certification to handle car paint jobs of all kinds. Whether it’s a dent or damage to multiple components, our automotive painting experts can get the job done right.

Paint Matching Technology

Using tools like spectrometers and color matching software, our technicians are able to accurately match the color of new paint to the existing color of the vehicle. This is essential for achieving seamless paint repairs, especially after collision damage.

Paintless Dent Repair

Often, dents and dings from hail, minor collisions, and other impacts may be repaired while preserving the original paint job. During the initial inspection, our team will be able to determine if paintless dent repair is a suitable option to consider.

Perfecting Your Car’s Paint Job

Whether your car needs a complete paint job or touch-up work, we provide meticulous attention to detail and strive for flawless results. JHCC offers a lifetime warranty on base coat and clear coat finishes and a 1-year warranty on single-stage refinishes.

What Is the Automotive Painting Process?

Painting a vehicle after collision damage requires careful preparation and execution to ensure a seamless finish. The steps involved generally include:

1. Surface Preparation

Our technicians thoroughly clean the surface of the vehicle and remove any dirt, debris, or old paint. The surface may also need to be sanded or smoothed to create an even canvas for the new paint.

2. Masking & Taping

Precise masking and taping prevents paint coatings from getting on to areas they don’t belong. Removal of certain components and trim ensures complete paint coverage and protects them from paint overspray.Certain parts of the vehicle, such as windows, trim, and other areas not intended for painting, need to be masked off and taped to protect them from paint overspray. 

3. Priming

Applying a primer is crucial for promoting adhesion between the surface and the paint. It also helps to create a smooth base for the paint to adhere to, as well as preventing issues like corrosion.

4. Base Coat Application

The base coat is the color layer of paint that gives the vehicle its desired hue. We apply premium-grade automotive paint evenly over the primed surface using spray guns and other equipment.

5. Clear Coat Application

After the base coat dries, a clear coat is applied to provide protection and add shine to the paint job. Clear coats also help to enhance the color and depth of the base coat.

6. Blending

In cases where only a portion of the vehicle is repainted, we use blending techniques to seamlessly integrate the new paint with the existing paint. This involves feathering the edges of the exisitngnew paint to create a smooth transition.

7. Curing

Once the paint has been applied, it needs time to cure properly. This typically involves allowing the paint to air dry or baking it in a heated paint booth to accelerate the curing process.

8. Buffing & Polishing

After the paint has cured, the surface may be buffed and polished to remove any imperfections and achieve a smooth, glossy finish.

9. Quality Control

Finally, the painted area is inspected to ensure that the color matches the rest of the vehicle and there are no defects or blemishes in the paintwork.

10. Delivery

Once the repairs and body painting are complete, we will contact you to arrange for the pickup or delivery of your vehicle. You will have the opportunity to inspect the vehicle for yourself, ask questions, and review the work with a technician.

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Why Choose Joe Hudson’s Collision Center?

Many body shops offer automotive painting, but paint repair after a collision requires specialized knowledge and expertise. Technicians at Joe Hudson’s Collision Center are trained in all aspects of post-accident body paint services, from sanding and priming to application and blending.

Our exclusive focus on collision repair ensures a premium paint job for your damaged vehicle. This, combined with bodywork, dent repairs, and other services, can take your car from wrecked to looking its best.

Reasons Joe Hudson’s Collision Center is the go-to choice for body paint services include:

Quality Results

JHCC is distinguished by the excellence of our technicians, top-of-the-line equipment, and superior materials. This combination of factors enables us to achieve the best car paint job, no matter where the damage is located or how severe it is.

Outstanding Service

Each member of our team is committed to our philosophy of white-glove service. We care for the customer as well as their vehicle, providing regular updates and answering questions promptly to provide peace of mind in a stressful time.

Complete Transparency

Honesty is our policy at JHCC. We perform a FREE estimate and inspection so you know what services are required (collision repair, automotive painting, etc.) and what it will cost. Our team also provides realistic timelines for when the work will be completed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Automotive Painting

Will My Entire Car Need to Be Repainted After a Collision?

How Do You Fix Paint After an Accident?

How Long Does a Full Body Paint Job Take?

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