It’s a dream that many people have; owning a classic car. However, as with everything, a many pros as there are to investing in such a vehicle, there are also some cons to consider too. Such as the car restoration. Naturally when owning a classic car, you want it to reflect its former glory. Any chips, scratches, and corrosion damage can make the investment a little underwhelming. While the option to buy a pristine classic car is also available, it is also the much pricier option too, which is why many of us choose to restore a classic car ourselves.
There are plenty of aspects to consider when restoring a car such as:
- Restoring the wheels
- Touching up scratches
- Preventing corrosion from building up
- Protecting the car’s exterior from weathering or further corrosion/wear and tear
While many aspects of car restoration do not require specialist equipment and can be completed in your own garage, there are some areas of restoration that will require the help of professionals, including when it comes to paint restoration on your classic car. Professionals should always be relied on when it comes to painting the car as they will have the right tools and resources to achieve a paint job that looks sleek and professional. DIY work on painting cars can result in a classic car that looks very unattractive and certainly not worth its value.
Car restoration paints
When looking for car restoration paints, standard spray paints are often the go to option for paint touch ups on cars. However, if a high value car like a classic car is in need of painting, a higher quality coating should be invested in in order to give the car the finish and protection it deserves. Powder coating has become an increasingly popular car restoration paint. Unlike conventional paint, automotive powder coating uses an electrically charged paint which is applied through an electrostatic paint gun. The powder coating relies on the magnetic attraction of paint to the surface, which means the surface that is being painted must have the ability to hold an electrical charge. With this in mind, plastic bumpers will not be able to be powder coated.
However, powder coating offers some very appealing features for those looking for car restoration paints. An example is the durability it can give to a surface. For a classic car, you’ll naturally want it looking its best at all times. Durable coating like powder coating will help to prevent chips from occurring. You can also create a much thicker coating with powder coating which can enhance durability and protection even further.
Powder coating can also offer protection against rust. This makes it perfect for coating the wheels with which can easily be impacted by bad weather. Automotive powder coatings are one of the best ways to restore a car. Additionally, with so many colours available, you’ll be guaranteed to find the perfect match to compliment your classic car’s aesthetics.
Automotive Coating Providers
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