How to Repair Auto Body and Paint

After a while, your vehicle is going to acquire some dings and scratches. It's nothing to be ashamed of, of course. No matter how good a driver you are, some things are out of your control. Maybe someone bumped into your parked car and didn't leave a note. Maybe a small pebble hits your windshield when you're out on the Tempe freeway. Whatever the reason, after a few years, vehicles all show some wear and tear. If you'd like to repair your auto body and paint, you're in the right place.

It's a good idea to repair chips and dings as soon as possible. Your vehicle's paint helps protect it from rust. If bits of the paint get chipped off as you cruise around Phoenix, that can lead to rust spots, and no one wants that. Fortunately, repairing paint chips is easy. First, you need to make sure the chip is clean. Give it a wash with some soap and water, then wipe it down with some rubbing alcohol. After that, you'll need some auto primer, and some paint. You can buy both at almost any auto parts store. Apply the auto primer to the now-clean chip, and once the primer is dry, slowly apply the paint. It's best to paint in several thin coats for a more even finish. Make sure to wait until the paint is dry before applying the next coat; patience will give you a much better final product. After that, wash and wax your vehicle, and you'll be all set.

Of course, you don't have to do your own repairs. You can also schedule an appointment with us here at Autobahn Collision. No matter what your vehicle needs, our auto specialists have your back. By having an expert take care of a job, you can be sure that it will come out right. We'll help you keep your vehicle looking its best as you go from Chandler to Mesa, or anywhere else. If you want to be sure the job is done right, we're happy to help. If you want to take care of it yourself but need a few pointers, we can help with that too. Give us a call at (480) 786-1000 to get in touch, or come visit us here in Chandler, AZ. We're here for you.

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