What to Know About Paint Matching

Getting into a fender-bender is stressful enough without being constantly reminded about the work your car needs thanks to a dent and scratched paint. It’s hard to look at your once-pristine car and see that big scrape mark every day. Time to get it taken care of!

Where to start? Many auto body repair shops offer paint matching, but there are a few things you should know before selecting a shop. Look at their portfolio if they have one – it should include pictures. Can you see before and after shots of cars that have gone through that garage? How do they look? If you’re satisfied that the paint work looks good, you should follow up by asking about the method and paint matching equipment that the shop uses.

Here at Cline Collision, we use updated special equipment to make sure we match your car’s paint correctly every time. If your car has its original factory color, we’ll check the VIN number on your car, then use it to obtain the specific paint code. This way, we can make sure we’re putting the same color on your car that your original manufacturer used when it was created. In addition, a special camera will take pictures of your car’s finish to ensure that we’re matching the color perfectly. We can even match custom colors, so if you’re worried your expensive custom paint job is ruined, no worries… we’ll patch it up!

If you have any questions about paint matching or would like to see how we do it in the shop, feel free to give us a call or stop by. You can’t find the same equipment and method used everywhere, so it’s always a good idea to do your research first. We’ll even complete your insurance paperwork for you – just bring your claim number!