Mistakes Made When Refinishing a Car – Part 3

Thank you for checking out the final piece of our three-part blog series covering common mistakes that are made when refinishing a vehicle. In the last couple of blog posts, the team here at Centerline Spraybooths in Amityville has been able to go over quite a few of the mistakes, but there are still some that need to be covered to provide you with a flawless refinishing job. Let’s go ahead and get started.

#7: Waxing Immediately After

Wax is a fantastic product when it comes to protecting the exterior of your car, but it’s not exactly the best thing to do immediately after refinishing the paint of your car. While you will definitely want to apply wax to the exterior of your car, you are going to need to wait before doing so. We suggest waiting at least 30 days before applying wax to the refinished paint. Wax is a great barrier for protecting paint, but it also locks in all sorts of solvents into the paint when done so closely after the application of the paint. 

Solvents are going to be found in all car paints because of the thinners and reducers that are used to thin the paint down so that it can be applied through a spray method. Because of this, the overall paint job needs roughly 30 days to dry and release all solvent gasses before any wax is applied. 

#8: Letting the Vehicle Rust

Refinishing jobs can be extremely time-consuming. Even though you may be spending a longer period of time working on the car, the last thing that you want is for rust to build-up on the vehicle because it sat out too long or it’s exposed to the elements. Keep the car that you’re working on tucked away so as to avoid rust. Aside from that, you want to take care of dents or scratches on the car as quickly as possible so that these issues don’t lead to rust either. 

#9: Painting in an Uncovered Space

When refinishing the exterior of your car, you want to ensure that you are doing the painting in an area where it is fully covered and protected from the elements. Aside from Mother Nature’s elements getting in the way of finishing your refinishing project, you have to deal with the dust and debris that are naturally in the air. To ensure that your paint job is flawless, you absolutely need to invest in an automotive paint booth. 

Automotive paint booths make it easy for you to apply the paint in a spray method without worrying about any dust, debris, or fibers finding their way onto the car. Aside from that, they also protect the car and everything around the car during the painting process. Trust us, you won’t regret investing in a high-quality spray booth.

Let Centerline Spraybooths Help

When it comes to refinishing the exterior paint of a car, you can’t go wrong with one of the quality spray booths by Centerline in Amityville. If you’re looking for a booth that is easy to set up, use, and delivers incredible results, look no further than the team at Centerline. Feel free to contact our team today to receive a free quote on the spray booth that you would need or with any questions that you have. Our team is always more than happy to help!