Category: Body Paint

How Much Does It Cost to Paint a Car

Kuehn says the average price he charges to completely paint a car is between $600 and $1,000, which he says is below the national average. He says most full paint jobs cost around $2,000. Kuehn says car painting is cheaper at his shop, in part, because it’s a competitive business in southern Arizona, where the sun damages car paint quicker.  Kuehn says prices vary depending on the paint color and the vehicle’s size. The price of the complete paint job also depends on the color used. For example, a gallon of white paint may cost $100, while red may cost

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How Much Does It Cost to Paint a Car?

It can pay—literally and figuratively—to make your old car look almost new with a fresh paint job. First, there’s the psychic pay you get in return for having a good-looking car once again. And then there’s the potential financial payoff when you sell your ride; it should be more valuable. So, how much does it cost to paint a car?

The answer depends on what you want to get from the paint job. How much it costs to paint a car, truck, or SUV varies widely depending on the level of detail in the pre-painting preparation process and the quality

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What are the Different Types of Auto Paint? (with pictures)

Auto paint has changed dramatically since the late 1800s, and today’s market offers no less than four different types to choose from. Let’s take a quick look at the different kinds of auto paint and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

A man painting a car.
A man painting a car.

The four basic types of paint available today are: acrylic lacquer, acrylic enamel, acrylic urethane and water-based. We’ll drop “acrylic” and simply refer to them as lacquers, enamels, urethanes and water-based.

For auto body repairs, the body of the a vehicle must be properly prepared before paint can be applied.
For auto body repairs, the body of the a vehicle must be properly prepared before paint can be applied.

Lacquer-based auto paint was

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Car Body Paint Scratch & Dent Repair Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Halifax, West Yorkshire

About Kiwi Colour

Car body repair services covering Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Ilkley, Keighley and full West Yorkshire area and Harrogate and Skipton in North Yorkshire.

We offer vehicle scratch, scuff and dent repairs at bodyshop quality from the comfort of your home, or even at your workplace by arrangement – with a massive saving compared to traditional car bodyshop prices.

Kiwi Colour is an independent fully mobile car body repair company based in Leeds, Bradford and Manchester we service the full North/West Yorkshire areas and the east side of Lancashire.

At Kiwi Colour we like to keep up

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Health Risks Associated With Auto Body Painting Materials

by Chris Stevenson

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Auto body and paint shops use caustic, flammable and carcinogenic chemicals in their line of work, more than in the automotive repair trade. The health risks associated with auto body painting materials can be long-lasting and serious to the employee, and even customers, if the proper steps to implement safety precautions and certified equipment are not enforced. Every person entering or in the auto body paint trade, including current employees, should be aware of the numerous health risks they face each day.

Flammable Substances and Burns

Automotive paint prepared with reducers and lacquer thinner pose

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