Surviving the Elements: Auto Body Paint and Other Blogs

  • How to Spray Paint Scratches on Your Vehicle

    25 March 2019

    Unfortunately, the paint on your vehicle can get scratched in all kinds of situations. You can buy pens full of paint that can cover some scratches, but for the best results, you may want to spray paint the area. Here are some tips to help you with the process. 1. Clean the Area To get started, clean the area thoroughly. When you buy a scratch repair kit, you should get a special cleaner that can help you to remove built-up grease, wax, and other unwanted elements.

  • 4 Notable Benefits of Sandblasting in Autobody Paint Stripping

    2 January 2019

    Automotive customisation in Australia has become a thriving industry because car owners are increasingly seeking unique looks for their vehicles. For auto shops looking to start vehicle customisation services, providing sandblasting services for stripping auto body paint is a great place to start. This article highlights some of the benefits that your business stands to gain by adopting the method of sandblasting.  Quick Turnaround If you are located in a busy area with few auto customisation service providers, then the chances are that your auto shop will begin getting customers within a short period.

  • Big Sports Fan? Show Your Passion in a Car Paint Job

    24 October 2018

    Australia is a sporting nation at heart, whether it be rugby league, Australian rules football, cricket, soccer and more. There is no doubt that Australian fans are passionate from buying jerseys, to record numbers at sporting events to putting on the full face paint when getting ready for a game. But there is another way you can show your passion all the time and with no preparation after you get it done: painting your car.

  • 4 Top Tips When Spray Painting Your Car

    13 July 2017

    Do you want to spray paint your car so that you save the money that you would have spent hiring a professional? Read on and discover some of the top tips that will enable you to produce professional-looking results during your DIY project. Remove the Parts It is best to remove the parts that you would like to spray paint so that you avoid having to deal with overspray. Removing those parts will enable you to concentrate on the painting task instead of having part of your mental energy devoted to worrying about the risk of overspray.

  • Dealing With The 3 Most Common Paint Imperfections On Your Vintage Ride

    9 August 2016

    You vintage car may last forever, but paint will only last a few years, especially on your vintage ride. While a paint job is the most noticeable restoration process for a picture-perfect vehicle, paint imperfections are no stranger to an old ride. A paint job is, in fact, a vintage car's greatest weakness. Check out these tips to help you deal with paint imperfections on your beautifully restored vintage car.

  • 3 Core Techniques Implemented By Panel Beaters

    21 January 2016

    When you are involved in an accident and your car has suffered great damage on its bodywork, the expertise of panel beaters may come in handy in terms of restoring your car's bodywork back to its original, brand new state. Car owners may be interested in knowing exactly which metalwork techniques that panel beaters adopt in straightening the dents. Here are three core metalwork techniques implemented by panel beaters in the course of their work.

  • Got A Boat? Here Are 3 Reasons Why You Should Seek Sand Blasting Services

    11 November 2015

    During a sand blasting operation, sand is 'blasted' onto your boat's body surface at high pressure through a water mixture. The abrasive nature of the process creates just enough force to remove various physical elements on the top surface of your boat's body, leaving the metal bare and polished. All this is done inside a special blast room while using specialised equipment and at the hands of highly-trained blast technicians. As a boat owner, you too can benefit immensely from sand blasting during a number of occasions as shown below.

  • Five Easy Ways to Remove or Hide Dents on Your Own

    12 August 2015

    If you have dents in your car, the easiest way to remove them is by taking your car to a professional panel beater. However, if you don't have the time or resources to do that, there are other dent-removal strategies you can try. Check out these five DIY strategies: 1. Plunge out the dents Some dents respond to suction, and if your dents are smaller than the circumference of your plunger, you may be able to remove them using that bathroom tool.

  • 5 Ways To Tell Your Truck Chassis Is Damaged

    4 August 2015

    The chassis is one of the most important parts in a truck. They provide the needed support to hold the tray and carry heavy loads while maintaining vehicle stability. However, impact collisions can damage chassis frames and create a high risk hazard for your vehicle. In some cases, the damage may not be that easy to spot. If you detect any of the following anomalies with your truck or trailer, you may have a damaged chassis that needs alignment: