How do u determine a body work is done properly? Is there any special quality inspection or test that is necessary? The same apply, how do u determine a paint shop is done correctly? What procedure is used to get the best results? How many coats of primer, paint and clear coats are applied? Is the paint layer thickness checked? Is there any standard to which is use to guide acceptance?
Finally do these paint shop provide warrantee and guarantee on their work and for how long? The point is, you may vouch that this man can do good work because he did your car last week but the true test to the quality of that paint job is to see how it stands up after 5 or more years.
I would love to hear from the painting gurus and specialist on this one.[/quote]
Painting guru checking in here
All the questions above are good ones ,but most people do not want to pay the price of a proper job ,so they end up getting what they pay for. Most of the time straighteners cut corners because they cut prices to get the job. If you want a warranty ,then all the proper procedures must be followed and quality material must be used. I guarantee you it's not cheap. I painted an Rx7 , that was in an accident and fourteen years later ,the owner brought it back for a repaint . The paint was still in excellent condition.
I have painted a Bentley , a Rolls Royce , Range Rovers , Mercedes ,BMWS ,Porsches , and nearly everything in between . I charge my price, if they agree ,I do it, if they find it's expensive , try somewhere else. The thing is ,I rather not to do it than drop the price and have to sacrifice quality.