Which Paint Technique Is the Best Choice for Your Bumper Paint Repair?

Published On: April 25, 2023

Whether you got into a fender bender on the freeway or someone nicked your car with their keys, having a flaw in your vehicle’s paint job can be extremely frustrating. Luckily, paint repair is a standard and straightforward process that can be completed in as little as an hour or two.

If you need bumper paint repair, there are several options for you to consider. Depending on the severity of the damage, techniques such as touch-up paint and spot repair can be used to restore the appearance of your vehicle in no time.

Touch-Up Paint

If you have small chips and scratches in your bumper, you can repair them at minimal cost with touch-up paint. Touch-up paint repair is the best option for minor damage that isn’t too deep or widespread. Since the process is simple and the affected area is minimal, touch-up paint is often the most cost-effective option for dent repair.

During the touch-up paint repair process, the technician will clean the area and remove any sealant or polish from the chipped area. Using a precise brush, they’ll then apply the paint onto the chipped areas. Once the paint is dry, the area will be buffed and polished for a seamless finish. Using this method, touch-up paint typically lasts around five years, though high-quality waterborne paints can last even longer.

Spot Repair

Spot repair is similar to touch-up paint in that it focuses on an affected area, but it is used to address more severe damage. With spot repair, your technicians will remove the damaged area of all paint before applying a new layer.

To perform spot repair, your technician will sand the damaged area and wipe the panel clean of any dust, lint and streaks. They’ll then apply a color coat that perfectly matches your vehicle’s original color and seal it with a clear top coat. Due to the nature of spot repair, this technique is best suited for larger areas, such as bumper or panel damage caused by road debris or impacts.

Blended Paint

Whether you opt for touch-up paint or spot repair, blending the paint is a crucial part of the dent repair process. Blending is the process of gradually tapering out the new paint toward the original paint job. By blending the new paint with the old, you’re minimizing any difference between the two colors and making it virtually impossible for anyone to see the repair area.

At Bumper Buddies, we use your car’s vehicle identification number to determine the exact paint color required for your repair. However, OEM paint isn’t always available, and the new paint may have extremely minute differences from the original. By blending the new paint with a spray gun or spray can, we can integrate the repair paint seamlessly into your car’s original paint job, ensuring that no one will ever be able to tell that your car was damaged.

If your car’s paint job has been chipped, scratched or otherwise flaws, trust Bumper Buddies with your bumper paint repair. Our mobile service will travel to you and offer you ultimate convenience without sacrificing quality. All our paint repairs are performed with top-of-the-line, computer-matched PPG paints that are guaranteed to blend seamlessly into your car’s original paint job. 

We use the same supplies and processes used by body shop technicians but with lower prices and a customer satisfaction guarantee. To receive a free estimate for Bumper Buddies mobile bumper & dent repair, give us a call today at 888-711-5074, text us at 949-799-1413, or contact us online.

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