It sounds like something out of an action thriller—a thief steals a million-dollar something, jumps into a bright red, high-end sports car waiting outside and takes off. The police tear after the seemingly conspicuous automobile, but suddenly it’s nowhere to be seen—the thief has changed the paint color!Continue reading The Science Behind Color-Changing Paint
You want to protect your vehicle’s paint. You wash your car regularly, keep it out of the sun and protect it from the elements. But when it comes to wax or sealant, which will better help you protect your vehicle’s paint?
To answer the question, we first have to look at what wax and sealant are.Continue reading What Protects Your Vehicle’s Paint Better: Wax or Sealant?
Your car is in an accident, so you bring it to Quanz Auto Body. We repair the damage, find the correct paint, spray it on, shine it up and we’ve finished…right?
That’s the paint repair process in a nutshell, but it’s not that easy.Continue reading What Affects Automotive Color Matching
Summer is here, and in New Mexico, that means sun, sun, more sun, bugs, construction zones, trees and some severe thunderstorms thrown in for good measure. And all of these can damage your car’s paint.Continue reading Summer Vehicle Paint Tips to Prevent Fading
You love your car, and you take pains to make sure it looks good inside and out. But what’s that you see—peeling paint? The horror!
But why is your paint peeling? And, is there anything you can do about it?
Sit back and let the pros at Quanz Auto Body demystify peeling paint.Continue reading Why Is My Car Paint Peeling…And What Can I Do to Protect My Paint?
Your car is an investment, and you want to keep your car’s paint looking good-as-new for as long as possible. But life’s every-day doesn’t make that task simple. As car repair specialists, Quanz Auto Care is here to help you with a few pointers to help you keep your car’s paint shiny and new!
- Be gentle
Your car’s paint job is made to stand up to a lot of abuse. But over time, small rocks, rubs, scrapes and even sunlight can cause your car’s paint to look less than its best.
There’s no way to avoid all paint-damaging hazards, but one of the most important things you can do is to avoid rough roads, gravel roads and construction zones as much as possible. (Although, who isn’t already trying to stay away from construction zones, right?) Keeping on smooth, clear roads will dramatically decrease the amount of debris you encounter, which reduces the overall amount of damage your paint sustains.
- Keep it covered
Much like photos and fabric, your car’s paint will fade and crack from exposure to UV rays. Keeping your vehicle covered is the best protection.
Ideally, keeping your car covered means parking it in a garage or carport. Under shade is good, but be aware that trees introduce other paint hazards—like sap, perching birds and falling branches.
- Wash carefully and regularly
To keep your car’s paint looking fresh and new, wash gently. Use detergent formulated for cars and soft, clean sponges to wash and a clean chamois and microfiber towels to dry.
Make sure you wash your car either in the shade or on a cloudy day. Mineral deposits from water drops left to dry can also cause damage to paint. And wash often (but not too often—we recommend once every three months) because dirt left too long on a car invites further damage.
- Choose the right repair shop
Repairing a vehicle’s paint is as much an art as a science. If you take your car in for repair because it doesn’t look good, you don’t want it leaving with the same problem.
Choosing the right repair shop can mean the difference between a lousy paint job, good-looking paint job that only lasts for a few weeks and a durable, great-looking paint job. To get the latter, bring it to Quanz. Whether your paint just needs some touch-ups or requires serious repair, our certified technicians will take your vehicle through a quality-controlled, eco-friendly process to make it look as good-as-new! Contact us today!
Winter isn’t typically the time for joyrides, but summer will be here soon enough, and you’re going to want your car to look good when it does. To prevent winter from taking a toll on your car’s paint, follow these tips from our I-CAR auto body pros:Continue reading Tips for Paint Protection during Winter
If your vehicle has collision damage, chances are your car will need a new paint job, at least a partial one. But you don’t have to have an accident to need a new paint job. There are other non-collision reasons why you should consider a fresh coat of paint (and clear coat). Continue reading Signs Your Car Needs a Fresh Coat of Paint
An auto body shop may insist on OEM parts and perform quality work to restore your vehicle. But if the paint quality they use to finish the job isn’t up to par, then it may seem all for naught. Poor quality paint may be immediately noticeable, but worse yet, it may deteriorate quickly. You need top-quality paint to ensure long-lasting protection and aesthetic appeal. Continue reading Why the Quality of Paint Your Auto Body Shop Uses Matters
Whether your vehicle needed one or more new panels or one or more panels repaired because of collision damage, those panels need to be painted to restore your car to pre-accident condition (although, being the overachievers we are, we strive for like-new condition). When Quanz Auto Body performs your auto body repair, we take great care in the preparation and application of paint to achieve an exact match and flawless finish.
Preparing for Paint Application
The key to achieving a factory finish on a collision repair job is careful preparation. Before your car is ready to be sealed, colored and coated, we first: Continue reading An Inside Look at Our Eco-Friendly Paint Process