Originally Posted by Doctor7474
It's not the paint that is different it's the curing procedure. In the factory they paint and cure the body in ovens at much higher temps and longer periods of time than you can in any body shop because the factory does this before putting on all the rubber and plastic bits that would melt in the baking process. This produces a much harder material than you could reproduce in a paint booth with a fully assembled vehicle.
Most body shops now a days will not do a complete respray for anything less than a small fortune (and if they do its going to be a Maaco job) as they don't want the head ache of dealing with the customer coming back because the quality is not up to the original.
Never touch factory paint if you can help it.
Baking the paint only speeds up the curing process so the vehicle can be assembled quickly,baking it on has nothing to do with durability....it's still the same exact coating...........whether it was baked on,or air cured,its still the same exact blend of paints.........
If you'll do your research a lil more,you'll find out coatings that take longer to cure are tougher in the long run once fully cured............
And thats the first i've ever heard of a body shop not wanting to do a re-coat because they fear the customer will come back because it would supposedely be less quality than an assembly line paint job..it's quite the opposite...assembly line coatings are just above average at best compared to a quality coating put on by a professional.....
If high production factory paint jobs were so great,then why do you see so many factory paints fail in a few short years compared to a quality paint by a body shop or body man?.............
I'd put my own work with a good Epoxy primer..good base coat and good clear coat up against any of the high production paint jobs any day.......
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