Q: What is better for my vehicle- overall or spot painting?
A: Overall painting is a better choice when it comes to restoring surfaces of older vehicles. An older vehicles surface condition due to age and/or weather has a significant amount of depreciation to it and a lot of times restoring that surface with an overall paint job can extend the life of the vehicle, plus in some cases actually increases the value. To protect the value of newer vehicles, spot painting is the best choice when it can be applied to the job. We only paint where it is necessary!
Q: Can you match the color on my car exactly?
A: We take great pride in painting and color tinting the color so that when we have completed the job it looks as if it has not been touched at all!
Q: How soon will I get my car back?
A: Each situation is different depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. We do our best to ensure that when we commit to a time and/or date your vehicle will be completed. We understand that the sooner we get your car back to you, the happier you will be, however, we will not jeopardize quality for time. B & D Auto Body guarantees when you get your car back it will be done right the first time!
Q: Why can't I get an estimate over the phone?
A: Each vehicle is different, and when you bring yours in we'll help you select the right service based on how long you plan on keeping the car. The vehicles age, condition, and your budget is also taken into consideration.
Q: Can I change the color of the vehicle?
A: Yes, but in most cases, it's best to keep the current color. Painting the outside and inside of the trunk lid, doors and hood is a time-consuming process and would add substantially to the cost. In some cases, by changing the color of a vehicle you may actually decrease the value of the vehicle when done.
1. Estimate is Prepared
2. Owner Authorizes Repairs
3. Insurance Negotiations Take Place
4. Parts Are Ordered & Received
5. Vehicle Is Scheduled For Repairs
6. Vehicle Is Disassembled and Inspected
7. Supplement Report May Need to be Written & Approved
8. If Additional Parts are Needed, Then They Are Ordered
9. Structural & Body Repairs Take Place
10. Priming & Corrosion Protection Is Applied
11. Any New Parts Are Prepared & Installed
12. Vehicle Is Washed & Chemically Cleaned
13. Vehicle Undergoes Multi-Step Refinishing Process
14. Vehicle Is Placed in a Heated Full Down Draft Paint Booth
15. Reassembly, Wheel Alignment, Detailing, Final Inspection & Road Test is Performed