I’ve been thinking it would be great to learn auto body repair so I could drive my own vintage muscle car. Somehow it just would not feel the same to drive it if I hired all the work out to someone else. On the other hand, it might be done better if by a more experienced body man, but that is what a hobby is about, isn’t it?
When you pre-select an body shop el paso, you approach your investigation at your leisure and when your head is clear. It is possible to take the time to ask around among your friends and business associates about any recommendations they might have for you. A good report from a friend who has had dealings with the shop can be invaluable. People involved in the automobile industry generally have opinions on good body shops. This could be servicemen at your local gas station, or even salesmen at used car dealerships.
You will want to protect the floor in the case of a spill or paint dripping from the brush or roller. The quickest and easiest way to protect the floor is to cover it with a drop cloth. Drop cloths can be purchased at home supply stores or paint shops. Old sheets also work well as drop clothes. Make sure that your drop cloth has no rips or holes in it that might expose the floor. You will also want to make sure that the drop cloth is setting snuggly against the wall. Masking tape running along the edge of the drop cloth and the bottom of the wall will provide a snug connection.
I realise putting a list up on the internet is asking for trouble, nevertheless, here it is in alphabetical order. I’m basing this list mainly on paints I’ve had the pleasure of using and have had easy access to. I know it is unfair to compare ‘Artist’ colours with ‘Student’ colours but often the difference is in the origin of the pigment and since value for money and availability is on my list, it would be wrong to ignore them.
Sometimes your insurance company may have an agreement with some of the local auto body repair shops. This Direct Repair Program will help you make a good decision about the shop. However, make sure that you check the credentials and the work of the shop, before you entrust them with your car.
One, often overlooked, element of customizing your ride is choosing a body shop. It isn’t enough to just have the parts. The body kit also needs to be painted, and if you don’t take the time to choose a shop that can do it right the first time, you may find yourself disappointed when your body kit is installed.
The regular auto body shop should allow all of these things. You should be able to check the shop for cleanliness, check insurance companies, and they should show you work that they have previously completed. Usually if they do not allow these things you should check further into the business and make sure that they are reputable. You can always call around and ask if they have a good reputation in your area.