Chipped paint on a car can be very irritating. Not only does the car appear damaged, but the chips can cause surrounding paint to flake as well. To avoid having to completely redo an entire car's paint job there are specific kinds of paint to use with chip repair to ensure that the car looks like new once more.
Small nicks, paint chips and scratches can annoyingly find their way onto new paint finishes much sooner than you would expect.
This problem is simply unavoidable on vehicles driven daily and sooner rather than later and thanks to any other array of careless mishaps; your new paint job will start to look in need of paint chip repair and/or auto scratch repair.
A chip in automotive paint frequently goes down to the bare metal. Even if it only goes down to the primer, the primer is usually not a thick enough barrier to prevent rusting.
The primer promotes adhesion of the paint to the body panels; the color coat (of base coat/clear coat) is for purely cosmetic reasons and it is up to the top coat to provide protection from the elements.
When there's a break in the armor of the top coat, the underlying paint and the body panels are prone to deterioration.
Today's cars use thinner sheet metal than ever before to decrease weight and increase fuel economy, therefore it doesn't take long for a paint chip to rust completely through a body panel.
The corrosion and damage can progress to become much larger than the original chip. Check your car's rust through warranty. It may stipulate that all paint chip repair must be carried out or the warranty is void.
For minor nicks, chips and scratches, you can sometimes polish or buff them out as long as they are shallow enough exposing only paint at their deepest point.
Call 520-617-0084 today to make that chip history.