It’s inevitable that scratches, chips and scrapes will accumulate on your car overtime, especially after a collision in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, Pasadena or Glendale. Finding the right color automotive paint for touch-ups can be difficult on your own, but CarTek Collision’s computerized paint matching system can find the exact shade and texture for quick and easy retouching. Matching paint color on a car used to be nearly impossible, but thanks to CarTek Collision, it’s easier than ever. Here’s why:

Components That Go Into Automotive Paint

There are three ingredients in automotive paint — solvent, pigment and resin. Resin holds together pigment in the paint’s suspension, adheres to the car part it’s applied to and determines the durability of paint. Pigment usually comes in a powder, and solvent keeps the paint viscous and easy to use. These three ingredients can be mixed in different amounts depending on a car’s manufacturer, model, make and year, so finding the right color can seem daunting.

Finding the Right Paint Blend for Your Car

In order to find the right paint color, you need the name of your manufacturer, the year your car was manufactured and its model number. You can use this information to find the paint code on your manufacturer website and bring it to CarTek Collision for your touch-up.

With CarTek Collision’s paint matching system, you can run your car through the system to analyze the paint, find the paint code and get the right color every time you need a touch-up. We’ll even get the right paint texture for a unified, smooth touch-up each and every time.

Factors that Can Affect Paint Color

When applying touchup paint, several elements could cause its color to vary once it dries. Air temperature, the thickness of spray paint, time between coasts, the speed of the spray gun, humidity and the surface type can cause the paint to turn lighter or darker.

However, our paint technicians at CarTek Collision come with years of knowledge and expertise to produce a color as close to the original as possible. We can seamlessly blend the paint for a smooth, cohesive finish that makes your car look like new.

Paint Touchups at CarTek Collisionin Eagle Rock

If you have scratches or chips in your automotive paint, CarTek Collision can cover them up with a fresh coat of paint that matches your original paint color. Our paint technicians are happy to answer any questions you have regarding our computerized paint matching system, and will make sure you’re happy with the final result.

The next time you need a fresh coat of paint on your car, make an appointment with CarTek Collision, proudly serving communities in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale areas, or call us at 323-255-7711. We are conveniently located at 4802 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041, and are open from 8:00 a.m. – 5: 30 p.m. Monday – Friday and from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday.