COLLISION & DAMAGE AUTO BODY
GETTING YOU BACK ON THE ROAD™
Here at C&D we only use the highest quality materials that is why we only use Glasurit paints to provide our customers with a showroom finish. Our paint technicians have many measures for a vehicle before they are “paint ready”. We have a special paint measuring system that allows us to create a precise paint match to the color of your vehicle. After our paint technicians use the paint matching system we paint your vehicle in our state-of-the-art paint booths.
Glasurit Lifetime Warranty
When your vehicle is refinished at a certified VisionPLUS Lifetime Warranty Center, you’re getting the finest quality coatings available in the world. We guarantee that your paint repair, or complete paint job, will stand up for as long as you own your car, or we’ll fix it for you.
That’s more than a promise. BASF protects you with the VisionPLUS Lifetime Warranty. It covers your car’s finish against:
In the event of the appearance of any defects covered by the Lifetime Warranty, you should:
Take the vehicle to the certified VisionPLUS Lifetime Warranty Center that performed the work.
An inspection will be carried out by the shop and a BASF Sales Representative to determine the problem.
If justified, the defect will be repaired free of charge to the customer upon the presentation of his or her repair order from the original repair.
As the BASF premium paint line, Glasurit has offered world-class quality paired with advanced German technologies for more than 100 years. The Glasurit high-quality finish is unmistakable due to its characteristic durability and European-style gloss. OEMs trust our refinish paint brand; Glasurit has earned more OEM approvals than any other on the market. Glasurit provides a guarantee (BASF Glasurit Certified Refinish Warranty) on their paint so rest assured.
How a Finish is Prepared
When a vehicle is repainted or the finish repaired, the first step involves removing paint residues and rust and thoroughly cleaning and degreasing the body. The substrate must be free of any dirt particles, tar, oil or wax. The body is then sanded. In addition to removing paint residues and rust, the sanding process is also designed to achieve optimal adhesion to the substrate. It is also necessary for leveling out any uneven areas. The choice of the sanding paper's grit size depends on the subsequent coat to be applied.
2. (Welding primer)
If extensive, time-consuming welding operations are required, the use of a primer approved for welding will be necessary. This primer can be safely used for welding work with respect to the gases and fumes generated. It also prevents the surrounding coat from being burned off and keeps dangerous splatter from being produced during welding. After the welding operation and before the body filling work is done, this coat should be removed.
3. Body filler
Uneven areas can be filled in and evened out with a body filler. This can be done in a single working step or in several working steps in the form of fine and/or coarse body filling. The body filler is then sanded.
4. Primer filler
The primer filler makes the individual layers adhere to each other, thus ensuring the durability of the paint system. It also evens out minor irregularities and ensures that the substrate will be uniformly smooth and protect the coating against stone chipping. The primer filler also produces the high-quality appearance of the finish.
The topcoat is the layer in the paint system that catches the observer's eye. It provides color, gloss and special effects. It may be a direct-gloss system (solid colors) or a basecoat/clearcoat system. Furthermore, to bring about the right color, a topcoat may also consist of several color coats. In addition to its visual characteristics, this layer is also designed to provide protection against external influences such as weather, the environment, and scratches.
As the last coat, a clearcoat layer protects the entire finish from external influences such as wind, weather or brushes at the car wash. The clearcoat also lends the finish the desired gloss level – from high-gloss to mat.