Sanding Your Car Before Re-Painting – The Benefits
Re-painting the bodywork of your car is a quick way to spruce it up and keep it looking great. This is particularly important if you are restoring an old model, as re-painting is the easiest way to ensure that it looks as good as new.
However, the quality of the finish after re-painting largely depends on the preparation efforts you put in. Without robust prep, the end result may not be what you wished for with unsightly bumps and unevenness that will detract from the vehicle’s overall, aesthetic appeal.
The main step that is absolutely essential before you re-paint your vehicle is to sand the body work down. The team at IPS Paint Supplies has listed the benefits of sanding prior to starting the re-painting process.
Benefit #1 – Rust removal
One of the primary reasons why sanding is vital process before your vehicle is painted is that it gets rid of rust. You may think that a little corrosion will not have an adverse effect on the body of your vehicle, but this is not the case. Even just a bit of rust can steadily spread once wet paint is applied to the body of your car. As a result, the bodywork of your vehicle could deteriorate over time which can make it susceptible to dings, dents and even cracks. So, if you notice any signs of corrosion, it is best to sand down the vehicle and then re-paint it.
Benefit #2 – Eliminating Other Pollutants
In addition to eliminating rust, sanding your paint work can also eliminate other pollutants which, like rust, can compromise your final paint job. These contaminants can also have an adverse effect on the condition of your car’s body work. They include oil spots, coagulated dirt and a variety of different kinds of particulate matter.
Benefit #3 – Protecting the Environment
With climate change and protecting the environment being top of the agenda by both individuals and businesses alike, more and more of us are striving to adopt practices that are in line eco principles. Sanding your vehicle is one process which is considered to be eco friendly as you can re-use the equipment over and over again.
An additional benefit is that by sanding and re-painting your vehicle yourself, you will also keep costs down by avoiding expensive body shop charges.
IPS Paint Supplies
At IPS Paint Supplies, we stock a huge range of products to help you make your car look great and to keep it looking good too. These products range from sanding equipment to all valeting products as well as an auto paint matching service.
Call a member of our team on the number below to find out more or pop into our shop at St John’s Court in Llansamlet: