iNetwork Auto Collision uses BASF paint products with Certified Automotive Painters to refinish our customers vehicles. BASF is one of the leading producers of automotive paints, and their automotive refinishing products are used by auto body shops worldwide. BASF offers a wide range of paint products, including basecoats, topcoats, and clearcoats, which are designed to provide durable and long-lasting finishes for vehicles.
The process of automotive refinishing using BASF paints typically involves several steps, including:
Preparing the Surface: Before applying any paint, the auto body technician will prepare the surface of the vehicle by sanding and cleaning it thoroughly to remove any dirt, debris, or rust. This ensures that the paint will adhere properly to the surface.
Applying Primer: Once the surface is clean, the technician will apply a primer to the vehicle to provide a smooth and even base for the paint to adhere to. BASF offers a range of primer products, including high-build and sandable primers, that are designed to meet specific repair needs.
Applying Basecoat: The next step is to apply the basecoat, which is the color layer of the paint. BASF offers a wide range of colors and finishes to choose from, including metallic, pearl, and solid colors. The technician will apply the basecoat using a spray gun, ensuring that the color is evenly distributed across the surface.
Applying Clearcoat: Once the basecoat is dry, the technician will apply multiple layers of clearcoat over the top of the basecoat to provide a protective layer and give the vehicle a glossy finish. BASF offers a range of clearcoat products, including high-gloss and matte finishes, to provide the desired level of shine.
Baking The Paint: Also known as curing, this is a process that is commonly used in automotive refinishing to help the paint dry and harden faster. After multiple layers of clearcoat has been applied, the paint booth temperature gets cranked up to anywhere from 140-160°F (60-71°C) for 20-30 mins. This is the baking process, and it will depend on the type of paint and clearcoat being used, as well as the type of equipment being used for the process.
Polishing and Buffing: After the clearcoat has dried, the technician will polish and buff the surface of the vehicle to remove any imperfections and provide a smooth and even finish.
Automotive refinishing using BASF paints is a multi-step process that requires specialized skills and equipment to achieve a high-quality finish. By using BASF paints, auto body shops can provide their customers with durable, long-lasting finishes that are designed to withstand the elements and maintain their color and shine for years to come.