3 Signs of a Bad Car Paint Repair

Written on the 14 February 2022 by BumperTech

Car paint repair is not something that gets done regularly on a car but when it does, you want the job to be done correctly! That means you don’t want to be able to see where the new repair was applied compared to the rest of your car.

Check for imperfections in the paint. The touch and feel of the finished paint job is a good indication on how well the job has been completed, so checking for imperfections in the paint is the first step.

Some of the common imperfections to look out for are:

  • Streaking or swirl marks left by the machine
  • Uneven textures or paint bubbles
  • Inconsistent paint thickness
  • Overspray

Our top 3 signs to look for when evaluating the quality of your car paintwork.

1.      Over Spray

Over spraying is a dead giveaway of a poor repair job. Overspray is when you can see remnants of the new paint in areas of the car that didn’t need repairing. Overspray happens when the car has not been masked up correctly. Like any type of painting, the masking up of the area is key to a successfully finished job.

2.      Colour Issues

Matching colours is a very important part of paint repairs and is an area that can make a bad repair stand out. Poorly mixed paint can lead to uneven colour tones, and improper priming of the surface can show uneven application. Exact matching is paramount as you don’t want two similar colours on your car, not only does it show poor workmanship but may impact your car’s resale price.

3.      Sags or Runs of Paint

When we talk about sags or runs, we are talking about dried drips and waves in the paintwork. Generally, this occurs with either poor spraying technique, poor conditions or the technician has been a little heavy-handed with the paint. These conditions can be seen under certain lighting, so it is a good idea to check your car under quality lighting, fluorescent light or under direct sunlight.

BumperTech Mobile Service offers a 5-year warranty on all repair work, so please don’t hesitate to call us today for a quote on touching up your car!