Custom car paint jobs are probably the ultimate goal for lovers of classic cars. Having a unique paint scheme that is different from the standard factory finish is unduly the reason car enthusiasts embark on the ultimate transformation.
In many cases the idea for a custom paint job, starts when the owners or prospective owners of a classic car, having a burning desire to transform their beloved automobile. However it is important to consider exactly what you want from the customization.
People have different reasons for considering custom car paint jobs.There are generally several types of enthusiast, for example (i) The car lover who desires to show their beloved car. (ii) The drag racer who is perhaps only interested in the speed aspect, notable among Muscle Car enthusiasts. (iii) The pleasure driver, Sunday driver if you like. Or depending a combination of the aforementioned.
Whatever the reason, custom car paint jobs, is something that needs careful consideration. These unique paint jobs can present many challenging factors, for example cost, parts availability, and a massive labor intensive undertaking.
A custom car transformation can prove to be a costly consideration. Price of paint jobs in general goes way beyond the cost of paint. There are often many labor intensive hours that go into producing the final product. For a superb show quality finish, the preparation is everything. In many cases this involves painstaking repairs to original damaged panels. In some cases, sometimes because of age or irreparable damage, the panels will need replacing exclusively. Again this could present the problem where panels are no longer available or hard to find. Repairs to existing panels then need the attention of an experienced panel beater, who will need to return the panels back to the original flat surface. In some cases it is preferable to take the panels back to bare metal, with a process of media blasting (sand blasting), in order to recreate a show quality finish.
It is important to shop around when choosing a body shop to undertake your project. As previously mentioned, custom car paint jobs can be a cost affair, and so the last thing you want is to entrust your beloved car with someone who will not provide the care and attention needed. In that respect, do your research and find out as much as you can about the custom paint shop. There are many questions that you should consider, but extremely you need to decide what it is you want to achieve. A quality reputable body shop will naturally take care of the fine details of preparation and final paint job. However it is important that you communicate your needs before the process begins. Therefore you need to be confident that the body shop will help and advise you as much as possible with the initial design process. The ultimate accomplishment is the complete satisfaction that you are the proud owner of a unique custom car.