It's amazing how small chips, scratches and dings can negatively affect the appearance of a vehicle. However, what most people don't consider, is that damaged paint can cause much bigger issues than just an unsightly appearance. Often, when paint is damaged, causing a chip, or chunk of the paint to be removed, it causes bare metal to be exposed.
What's the problem?
Without the paint's protection, this bare metal will quickly rust, due to road salts, and deicing chemicals. Over time, this exposure increases the size of a paint chip, thereby exposing even more bare metal to potential rust, and accelerating the issue.
Once a patch of bare metal rusts, the rust can spread to other areas underneath the paint, eventually creating more damage that will need a conventional body shop to be repaired. This is not desirable, and can be prevented by repairing the chips/scratches before the panel starts to rust.
What's the solution?
Our Paint Chip and Scratch Repair services will remove any surface rust, and then cover the affected area with touch up paint to prevent further degradation. This will prevent further rust, and dramatically improve the appearance of your vehicle!
How to I prevent chips from happening?
The best way to prevent rock chips from occurring is with the installation of Clear Mask. A high quality clear mask (such as XPEL) is the best way out there to prevent paint chips, stone impingement, etc. While not as effective as a clear mask, ceramic coatings also minimize the damage that occurs to the paint when a rock bounces off of it. For the ultimate protection, a ceramic coating applied over a clear mask is the way to go for maximum longevity.
Have any questions, concerns, or want to schedule an appointment? Contact us, or give us a call/text at 970-443-8154.