Long Live The Finish On Your Car, Truck Or SUV

Congratulations, you’ve had your vehicle repainted. Enjoy the brilliant shine and renewed beauty, then take these simple tips “to heart”  to ensure the finish stays in the best condition.

#1 –Take cover by parking your vehicle in a garage or carport when it’s not in use. If that’s not possible, rely on an outdoor car cover to shield your vehicle from the elements. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun will oxidize and fade automobile paint over time, so it’s a great investment if you don’t already have one.  It should be 100% waterproof and made with breathable fabrics to avoid moisture buildup on the underside that could cause mold, mildew or rust. Available for coupes, sedans, convertibles, vans, trucks and SUV’s, make sure you choose the proper size for a snug fit and the best protection.  

#2 – Look up when parking, and try to avoid spots near trees and overhead power lines where birds like to gather.  Tree sap, nuts, branches and bird droppings can wreak havoc on a vehicle’s finish. Also avoid parking close to other cars, trucks or SUV’s  in public parking lots. It may take a few extra steps to get to your destination, but it will minimize the likelihood of dents or dings from hastily opened car doors, or a runaway shopping cart that could result in chipped or peeling paint.   As an added benefit, you’ll also decrease your chances for a “fender bender” when you park faraway from the crowd. 

#3 – Be meticulous, and remove any traces of bird “bombs,” sticky tree sap or any other substance that may harm the paint as soon as you notice it; and be sure to have your car, truck or SUV washed on a regular basis (at least a few times per season). Applying car wax also helps to prevent sun damage and stop pollution, grit and dirt from sticking to the finish, so don’t skip this critical car care step.   Whether done by yourself or as part of a professional detailing, waxing goes a long way to keep your vehicle’s paint job pristine. 

#4 – Wash, no matter the season.  When it’s cold outside, it’s easy to justify holding off on a car wash until spring.  But with today’s modern technology, there is no reason to do so. Featuring specialized equipment such as high-pressure sprayers, effective soaps, soaking agents and thorough drying methods, full-service car washes are proficient at whisking away dirt and grime without causing annoyances such as frozen locks or wiper blades stuck to the windshield. When the temperature rises above 32 degrees, an automatic car wash also serves as a fast and less costly option. Either way, it’s important to have your car washed in the winter. 

#5 – Be proactive to prevent corrosion. Road salt and de-icing chemicals used on slippery roads are the top two causes of paint damage as well as rust in the winter.  Wipe salt & de-icer residue off your vehicle with a damp cloth between routine car-washes. Remember to use a soft cloth or chamois, as rougher rags and towels can scratch the paint’s finish. If you notice any dents, dings, scratches or corrosion, turn to Breezy Point Auto Body to help you  prevent the damage from spreading. 

You may reach us by calling 203-378-4909 or use our convenient Contact Form. If you’d like to stop by our shop, set your GPS to 75 Access Road, Stratford, CT 06615.  At Breezy Point Auto Body, it is our pleasure to help you get “the most” out of your car, truck, van or SUV. 

What to Do After a Car Accident: Safety Precautions and Next Best Steps

Accidents are always unfortunate, but knowing what to do can help ease the situation. Being prepared for what happens before and after an accident can help you minimize your stress and reduce the negative consequences you may face.

Accidents are always unfortunate, but knowing what to do can help ease the situation. Be prepared for what happens before and after an accident by keeping Breezy Point Auto Body's phone number handy!

Before the Accident Happens

There are a few things you can do to prepare for the worst. Defensive driving classes with help you gain the skills it takes to avoid accidents due to other people’s driving. With defensive driving classes, students learn to improve their driving skills by reducing their driving risks, anticipating situations, and making safe well-informed decisions.

Having an emergency kit in your car is a great way to be prepared for any road emergency. A flashlight, orange cones, first aid kit, paper and pens, a charged phone, and emergency tools should all be included in your kit.

What to Do After a Car Accident

If you do find yourself in an accident, there is a proper procedure to handle the situation. First, stop and evaluate the scene. Assess what has happened and the damage that has occurred. Don’t spend too much time on this if you are still in the middle of the road.

Move your car to a safer area if possible. At this point, you should contact the authorities. Mark the scene and document the damage. These photos will be helpful for your insurance claim.

Now you can call your insurance company and let them know about the accident.

It is recommended that you always go to the hospital after an accident. Even if you don’t feel pain the first day, or even if you think the whiplash will subside, you should still see a doctor. You should see a medical professional within three days, but the sooner the better.

What to Not Do After a Car Accident

The first rule of car accidents is to never admit fault. Let the insurance company and the proper authorities decide. Don’t lose your temper. This won’t help the situation. Don’t say “I am fine” or “I feel ok.” You should always see a doctor after a car accident.

Many people believe that you don’t need an attorney after an accident. However, the best thing you can do is call your accident attorney, even before you call your insurance provider. While you may have an obligation to cooperate with your own insurance company in certain circumstances, a lawyer can provide you with expert advice before you agree on any settlements, especially while you are still in shock after an accident.

Prepare for the Worst

If the car accident is serious, you may be dealing with a lawsuit. In that case, you will need the help of an accident attorney. You may be held responsible for the other parties medical bills and car repair.

Repairing Your Car

If you’ve been in an accident, you will probably have some damage to your vehicle. Most collision damage is repairable if you go to a skilled garage. Most auto body shops car repair dents, paint loss, and even structural damage.

Breezy Point Auto Body in Stratford, CT can handle all of your auto body repair needs. We specialize in collision repair and can get your car looking like new again. Contact us to learn more.

And just so you have it handy, you can reach us by calling 203-378-4909 or use our convenient Contact Form. If you’d like to stop by our shop, set your GPS to 75 Access Road, Stratford, CT 06615.

How An Auto Body Repair Shop Matches Paint to Your Vehicle

To perfectly restore dents, dings, and scratches on the body of your car, collision repair technicians will most likely need to apply a new coat of paint. It is vital to match your paint color perfectly. Without a matching shade, the work may look unprofessional and maybe even look worse than the actual scratch or ding ever would.

It is vital to match your paint color perfectly. Without a matching shade, the work may look unprofessional and maybe even look worse than the actual scratch or ding ever would. Breezy Point Auto Body are experts at getting everything just perfect, right down to the correct shade of paint.

Vehicles with custom paint jobs can make it difficult for collision repair technicians to find matching colors to complete the job. Older, classic cars run into this problem frequently because the manufacturer has likely discontinued the paint. But with new technology, it’s possible to match almost any paint color.

To find a matching paint color for a damaged vehicle, collision repair technicians use a computerized paint-matching system to identify the exact shade of the vehicle’s current color. The system measures the amount of light and the exact hues on the car’s current paint finish. This data is then paired with the vehicle’s VIN to electronically find the paint formula on the vehicle’s existing finish. Through computerized paint matching systems, that paint color is then replicated and applied over the damaged area, leaving you with a car that looks brand new.

Before repainting

Whether you’re repairing a chip or repainting the whole car, prepping the paintwork is just as important as applying the paint, and plays a huge part in the quality of the end result. All dings and dents should be repaired before the painting process. The surface should be sanded, cleaned, and prepped before any painting can begin.

Paint drying

A professional paint shop usually covers the newly-finished car to protect and prevent it from gathering dust, possible overspray, and other contaminants. This is usually an automotive wrap that allows air between the film and your vehicle’s surface to protect it from the external environment.

While it’s tempting to get your car washed after picking it up from the shop, fresh paint requires proper curing and you shouldn’t soap a car down until after 30 days have passed.

If you must clean it, simply wash it down gently at home with cold water and a microfiber mitt in the shade. Be as gentle as possible to avoid scratches. Wipe dry immediately with a microfiber towel. This will help your car look great while avoiding scratches or disturbances on your freshly painted car.

It is not recommended to expose your new paintwork to harsh conditions before it’s fully cured. Let your car stay in the garage for at least two months. Only drive it when absolutely necessary and when the weather is fair.

You may think it’s harmless to wax your car and that it will protect your newly painted finish. Experts don’t recommend this, as the curing process involves the paint off-gassing itself. Applying wax will hinder it from doing so. Instead, wait for it to fully cure. 60 days after painting is the ideal time to wax your car and make sure to only use real carnauba wax. Now that you know a little more about the process, you can feel confident taking your car to an auto body shop for paint repair. When it’s time to repaint your car, you’ll need the help of a professional Auto Body Shop like Breezy Point Auto Body in Stratford, CT. Give us a call if you need more information, or to schedule an appointment.

Just so you have it handy, you can reach us by calling 203-378-4909 or use our convenient Contact Form. If you’d like to stop by our shop, set your GPS to 75 Access Road, Stratford, CT 06615.

How to Flux Weld – Breezy Point Auto Body are the Experts! Call Us!

If you’re not ready to take on a welding project on your own, enlist the help of Breezy Point Auto Body in Stratford, CT. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment. Call 203-378-4909.

Flux core welding is a specialized process that uses a hollow wire electrode fed through the welding gun and into the joint. One main benefit of this process is that flux core welding doesn’t require a shielding gas to protect the weld pool. Flux core welding is typically used when welding thicker metals. It is ideal for heavy-duty, industrial, or automotive applications since the finished bond is very secure. One of the main benefits of flux core welding is that it can be easily performed outside in a variety of conditions, quickly and effectively.

Before you begin, you must take your safety into consideration. Make sure to wear welding goggles, a welding mask, gloves, a leather apron, and work boots. Wear goggles under the mask to protect from hot slag and debris. Make sure to wear safety goggles at all times, even during cleanup. Always wear welding gloves, even during setup and cleanup to prevent cuts from metal edges. Additional safety garments can include a properly fitted welding jacket and proper work pants. Denim is recommended for ultimate comfort and safety.

The first step is to gather all your equipment. This includes your flux cored welder, ground clamps, slag chipping hammer, wire brush, and a spool of flux core wire.

To start, cut your steel to size. The steel must be free from any rust, paint or other contaminants. Clean it with a carbon steel wire brush to remove any debris. Next, load the wire into the machine by following the proper instructions that came with your machine.

Connect the grounding clamp to the workpiece. Clean the area the clamp contacts the workpiece with a wire brush. Clamp the workpieces together with C-clamps, locking pliers or magnetic squares.

Set the correct voltage, amperage and wire feed speed for your project. Tap the wire to the steel and quickly pull back, striking an arc. Keep squeezing the trigger as you move the gun along the steel. Move at the right speed for the steel, this will take some testing on your part.

Finally, Unplug the welder, but keep your safety equipment on. Using a slag chipping hammer, chip all of the slag off of the weld. A spring handled hammer is easy to grip even with gloves on and reduces shock for long periods of work. Brush the weld with a nylon wire brush to get the little bits of slag out. Flux core welding is something you can master only with experience. If you’re not yet a pro, practice on scrap or test projects before taking on tougher work. Flux core welding can take time to learn, so don’t jump into important projects right away. Make at least a few test welds first even if you’re already familiar with other types of welding. If you’re not ready to take on a welding project on your own, enlist the help of an auto body shop. Breezy Point Auto Body in Stratford, CT is available for all auto body repair needs, including welding. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.

Just so you have it handy, you can reach us by calling 203-378-4909 or use our convenient Contact Form. If you’d like to stop by our shop, set your GPS to 75 Access Road, Stratford, CT 06615.

What is the Difference Between PDR and Body Work?

Ready to get those dents and dings out of your vehicle? Before you take your car into the shop, you should know a little bit about your options. Call Breezy Point Auto Body, Inc at 203-378-4909. We'll tell you how it is. If you'd prefer to stop by our shop, set your GPS to 75 Access Road, Stratford, CT 06615.

Ready to get those dents and dings out of your vehicle? Before you take your car into the shop, you should know a little bit about your options. There are a couple of different ways that an auto body shop can go about your repairs. PDR and bodywork are both great ways to repair your vehicle depending on the severity of the dent.

What is PDR?

PDR or Paintless Dent Repair refers to the process of fixing dents and other damage without compromising the original paint job of the car. Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) can be used to fix anything from minor hail damage and door dings to larger dents. As long as the damage isn’t extensive, and hasn’t already damaged the paint, PDR can be a great option.

To perform Paintless Dent Repair, the technician needs to create a pathway to the dent. In most cases, PDR requires access to the back side of the dent, which means some components of the vehicle will have to be removed. This can include the taillights, body panels, or even interior panels of the car. Special tools are then utilized to carefully massage the exterior back to its original position. Paintless Dent Repair requires no fillers and no sanding. This way no re-painting (and re-painting costs) are required.

Many consumers prefer this process because it is cost effective as well as more environmentally friendly since it requires little to no chemicals. PDR can’t be used for all repairs. If you have extensive damage, or your paint job has already been compromised, this may not be the best option.

What is Auto Body Work?

Auto body work refers to the repair of any of the exterior physical components of your vehicle. This can include paint repair, dent repair, glass repair, and frame straightening. Traditional auto body dent repair works by filling in auto body dents with paint or body filler, which is then matched to the rest of the vehicle’s exterior. While this process can make a vehicle appear as good as new, it doesn’t actually address the dent underneath. This makes it a less-sustainable option when it comes to repairing dents for the long-term. This style of repair can also negatively affect the resale value of your car.

The cost of traditional dent repair can quickly add up. If the paint job of your car has been damaged, an auto body technician will have to create a perfect match to repaint it. This can add time and cost to your dent repair.

While both methods will remove your dents, more and more consumers are finding PDR to be an effective and inexpensive alternative for minor damage removal. Paintless Dent Repair offers more for your money than traditional dent repair methods and is a great way to care for the condition of your vehicle’s exterior in an affordable way. Breezy Point Auto Body specializes in both PDR and traditional auto body work. If you are looking for an auto body shop in the Stratford, CT area, give us a call!

Just so you have it handy, you can reach us by calling 203-378-4909 or use our convenient Contact Form. If you’d like to stop by our shop, set your GPS to 75 Access Road, Stratford, CT 06615.

How to Remove Trim Without Denting Your Car

How to Remove Trim Without Denting Your Car...If you're not the handy type and you decide to find a professional to do this for you, Breezy Point Auto Body in Stratford, Connecticut can perform your trim removal. Just so you have it handy, you can reach us by calling 203-378-4909 or use our convenient Contact Form. If you'd like to stop by our shop, set your GPS to 75 Access Road, Stratford, CT 06615.

If the trim of your car has lost its luster, you might want to have it removed. Doing this can help clean up the look of your car and make washing, polishing, waxing, and detailing easier. The trim of your car is there to take some of the abuse that would otherwise damage the appearance and resale value of your vehicle. They can help you avoid dings, dents, and paint loss from hitting or scraping your car on objects like trees or other cars. Whether you just don’t like the look of your trim and want to go without it, or you want to replace them with fresh, new ones, here is a DIY way to remove them without your damaging your paint job or denting your car.

The first step is to warm up the adhesive from the double-sided tape used to attach the trim. If it’s a hot day, warm up your car in the sun to make the adhesive easier to remove. You’ll use a hairdryer to apply additional heat to the trim as you peel it off. 

Heat one end of the trim with the hair dryer until it is hot. Wear gloves and gently peel off the trim. You might need to use a plastic razor blade or non-marring trim tools to help you lift. These tools are designed to help you remove the trim without scratching your paint job.

Slowly pull the trim off the panel of the vehicle while sliding the plastic razor or tools under it. Pull steadily and evenly with one hand while continuing to apply heat with the hair dryer. Continue doing this slowly until it is completely removed. Be careful not to bend the trim into the car, you can create a dent.

The most difficult part of removing the trim pieces from your truck or car will be the removal of the leftover adhesive from the tape used to attach the trim. You have to keep in mind that the exterior trim is meant to remain in place for the life of your car or truck, so the adhesive is strong and won’t necessarily be easy to remove.

Remove any remaining adhesive with non-marring trim tools and an adhesive remover. You can use crepe masking tape to cover the area around the adhesive to avoid scraping it. Slowly and gently scrape off the adhesive with your tools. Use caution when scraping the adhesive from the body panel surface. You can damage your paint job even with specialized tools.

If there is rust and corrosion around or under your car’s trim, you must go through the process to have this removed. The corroded area can be sanded and repainted. Again, you have the option of removing it yourself or going to a professional auto body shop.

If you are able to do this correctly, it should not have an impact on your car’s resale value. If you’re not the handy type and you decide to find a professional to do this for you, Breezy Point Auto Body in Stratford, Connecticut can perform your trim removal.

Just so you have it handy, you can reach us by calling 203-378-4909 or use our convenient Contact Form. If you’d like to stop by our shop, set your GPS to 75 Access Road, Stratford, CT 06615.

I Hit A Deer…Now What? Call Breezy Point Auto Body, of course!

While they may look sweet, these large animals can cause major damage if they collide with your car. Here are a few questions you may have if your vehicle comes face to face with a deer. Let Breezy Point Auto Body help you.

In the Spring, you’re likely to notice more deer grazing along the road. While they may look sweet, these large animals can cause major damage if they collide with your car. Here are a few questions you may have if your vehicle comes face to face with a deer.

Does my insurance cover the damage?
The answer depends on which type of insurance you have. Damage from auto-deer crashes typically is covered under comprehensive insurance, not collision. Although the accident with the deer wasn’t your fault, you still will have to pay your comprehensive deductible amount. Typically, your mandated state car insurance does not include comprehensive coverage, so you’ll want to call your insurance company to make sure you are covered.

While you may think this damage should be covered by collision insurance, contact with animals is specifically listed as a loss covered by “other than collision,” which is also known as comprehensive coverage.

I swerved to miss a deer and I hit a tree, will I be covered?
If you swerve to miss a deer and then hit something else, it is generally listed as a collision in your auto policy. The reason it’s considered a collision is because you were behind the wheel when it happened. It may not have been another car that you hit, but you still collided with something. This is why most insurance policies will treat it as a collision and therefore the coverage that you have for collision will be used to help with the damage to your car, medical bills, as well as any damage that may have occurred to signage or anything else that you would be held responsible for.

Will the state pay for the damage or my deductible?
While states are responsible for the roadways, they cannot control whether an animal runs into the road. No states will pay for repairs to your vehicle, or even your deductible if you hit a deer.

Where do I take my car for repairs?
If you hit a deer, the first call should be to the police. While a police report is not required, it may be helpful to have some paperwork backing up your claim. After that, you will want to give your insurance company a call. Once that’s all taken care of, you’ll want to start thinking about how and where to repair your car. You don’t have to go to the auto body shop dictated by your insurance policy, so take the time to shop around or use a reference from family or friends.

Deer can cause major dents and even cracked or broken windshield glass. Luckily a full-service auto body shop like Breezy Point Auto Body can do all of the necessary repairs to get your car back to its original shape. They can work on glass repair, dent repair, and can even match your paint job so the repairs look seamless. In the unfortunate occasion that your car has hit a deer and you’re in the Stratford, CT area, contact Breezy Point Auto Body for efficient repairs.

Just so you have it handy, you can reach us by calling 203-378-4909 or use our convenient Contact Form. If you’d like to stop by our shop, set your GPS to 75 Access Road, Stratford, CT 06615.

Auto Makeover: 12 Stellar Car Modification Ideas to Transform Your Ride

As a car enthusiast, you probably won’t be satisfied with the car you drove off the lot. True car lovers know, a personalized vehicle not only improves your car’s looks but can upgrade the performance as well. Get inspired with these 12 ideas to transform your car from Breezy Point Auto Body Inc.
Auto Makeover: 12 Stellar Car Modification Ideas to Transform Your Ride

As a car enthusiast, you probably won’t be satisfied with the car you drove off the lot. True car lovers know, a personalized vehicle not only improves your car’s looks but can upgrade the performance as well. A skilled auto body shop like Breezy Point Auto in Stratford, CT can help you find ways to bring out the best in your vehicle. Get inspired with these 12 ideas to transform your car:

1. Sport Pedals
Give your car that racetrack look and feel with sport pedals. Sport pedals add style to your interior and help you outpace the competition. These sleek pedals could even improve your heel and tow technique. 

2. Vinyl Wrap
From camo to wood grain, vehicle wraps allow you to bring your wildest automotive dreams to life. These vinyl film covers are engineered to customize and protect the exterior surfaces of your car. You can wrap your hood, trunk or any other part of your car to create a unique look. A simpler solution than paint, vinyl wraps offer a great way to make your car your own.

3. New Steering Wheel
Your hands are on the wheel (or they should be) every time you drive. Why not make your steering wheel special? An aftermarket steering wheel reduces the overall diameter of the wheel resulting in quicker steering.

4. Sport seat covers
Complete your sporty look with Sport Seat Covers. Easy to apply, this item can improve and update the look of any car. If you’re trying to get the biggest impact with the least amount of work, try sport seat covers.

5. Upgrade your sound system
Booming bass and crystal-clear sound. Every car should have an amazing sound system. Even if your car didn’t come with one, there are ways to upgrade your audio. Replace your speakers, add amplification, or install a subwoofer for clean bass. With customized upgrades, you can have the sound system you’ve always dreamed of.

6. New Tires
It may seem simple but freshening up your tires can greatly improve your vehicle’s performance. You’ll get better gas mileage, improved traction, improved safety, and overall better driving experience. You can even choose tires with different capabilities. Some tires offer dry “grip”, others drive well in winter conditions. It’s even possible to find tires that give a quieter and more comfortable ride.

7. Upgrade your suspension
Most cars and trucks are made with suspensions that are made for a variety of driving conditions. You can customize this by adding new suspension components. Shock absorbers, springs, and other components can be combined to customize your aftermarket suspension.

8. Add a turbocharger
Looking for added speed and power? Then you need a turbocharger. A turbocharger is a pump that forces more air, and therefore more oxygen, into the fuel-air mixture an engine burns. The main benefit being that it can significantly boost an engine’s horsepower without significantly increasing its weight.

9. Tint your windows
Window tinting isn’t just for those trying to keep a low profile. There are many functional benefits that come with tinting your car windows. Window tinting can block up to 99% harmful UV rays, which helps to keep the interior of your car in better shape. Over time, this can make a significant difference in the value of your vehicle. Cars with tinted windows tend to have fewer cracks in leather and less fading of dashboards. Tinted glass is also less likely to crack as the film adds extra protection. Additionally, thieves will find it difficult to see through or break tinted glass and get into your car.

10. Add ground effects
To make your car handle and look better you need the right car ground effects. Add aero-dynamic wings, spoilers, dams or skirts to get the downforce plus the stylish look you have been looking for. These car ground effects are not just pretty add-on’s, they are designed to improve the performance of your car, truck, jeep or SUV. Generally, they are wind-tunnel tested to generate huge rear downforce to dramatically improve traction and keep your vehicle stable at high speeds without draining power from the engine.

11. Add a touch of chrome
Your car’s trim may seem insignificant, but for something so small, it can have a huge impact on your vehicle’s look. Chrome auto trim can give your car striking definition and emphasize its sleek lines. Additionally, the chrome trim molding can help protect ding-prone paint. Some cars and trucks are blessed with chrome trim by the manufacturer, but vehicles that aren’t don’t have to miss out on the benefits of the aesthetic boost. If you want to add auto chrome trim an auto body shop like Breezy Point Auto Body in Stratford, CT can make it happen.

12. Upgrade your headlights
Headlights grow dim over time, so replacing old bulbs and covers will usually result in a brighter beam. This makes your headlights look nicer and increases safety. You can upgrade your old halogen headlights to LED or high-intensity discharge (HID) which effectively swaps out dull, yellow beams for a colder white or blue.

With these ideas, you’ll be ready to bring your car in for an upgrade. Contact Breezy Point Auto Body with any questions you have about aftermarket products. Contact us for an appointment or for more information. You can call (203) 378 4909 or use our convenient Contact form.

What Causes Fisheyes in Car Paint?

You may bring your car to a shop expecting perfect results, but there are many issues and inconsistencies that can occur from an unskilled hand conducting your paint job. Fisheyes (also known as craters) are an unattractive occurrence that can happen when dirt, wax, oil, or silicone gets stuck under the paint on your car. Come to Breezy Point Auto Body instead!

Think all paint jobs are the same? Think again. Aside from being able to provide a perfect color match, your autobody shop of choice should be able to perform the paint repair impeccably. You may bring your car to a shop expecting perfect results, but there are many issues and inconsistencies that can occur from an unskilled hand conducting your paint job.

What are Fisheyes and What Causes Them?

One issue that may occur on a paint job is called “fisheye.” Fisheyes (also known as craters) are an unattractive occurrence that can happen when dirt, wax, oil, or silicone gets stuck under the paint on your car. This causes spots or bubbles in the paint job. The spots appear as little white dots with paint surrounding them. This can look like a “fisheye,” as the name implies. Fisheyes can be widespread or found just in a small area.

How to Avoid Fisheyes

The best way to avoid fisheyes is to make sure the job is performed properly from the start. The surface should be thoroughly cleaned before the paint job begins. A skilled technician from Breezy Point Auto Body, an autobody shop in Stratford, CT, will be able to make sure there are no leftover substances that can cause problems for your paint job.

Even your skin oil can contaminate your paint job. The technician can reduce the risk of contaminating your car’s paint job with skin oil by washing their hands or wearing latex gloves. Even the technician accidentally brushing up against the car’s paint with their arm can transfer enough skin oil to cause fisheyes to form when the next layer of paint is applied.

Oil and lubricants from sanders or other tools used between layers of paint can also cause fisheyes. The car should be cleaned thoroughly between coats of paint and power tools should be regularly maintained to ensure they do not leak fluids onto the fresh paint.

If fisheyes occur during the paint process, the technician should attempt to repair the issue during the paint process. With proper work ethics, the shop should be able to avoid fisheyes in the first place.

Repairing Fisheyes

If fisheyes have already occurred, don’t worry, there is still hope. Fisheyes can be difficult to repair, but a properly trained technician will be able to do the job. Unfortunately, the affected area will have to be removed and re-coated. Your technician will sand, clean, and repaint the area on your vehicle that has fisheyes. Usually, only the affected areas will need to be sanded.

Sandpaper will be used to remove the area where the “fisheyes” appear. Then a strong steam of water is used along with a suitable cleaning product will be used to make sure the area is properly cleaned. Finally, a sealing product will be used to make sure the problem doesn’t happen again.

This is another good reason to make sure you bring your car to a qualified auto body shop. The folks in the Stratford, CT area can rest assured that Breezy Point Auto Body knows the importance of a beautiful paint job. Our highly trained technicians can perform almost any auto body repair job. Contact us for an appointment or for more information. You can call (203) 378 4909 or use our convenient Contact form

Why You Should Repair Automobile Dents and Dings Quickly

No one wants to drive around with a beat-up looking car, but dents and dings are sometimes hard to avoid. Whether you backed up into a trashcan or got into a little fender bender that resulted in a few dents or scratches, it’s best to repair these problems in a timely manner. These minor issues might be easy to ignore for a while, but letting them fester can result in larger problems, ultimately resulting in a reduction in your car’s resale value. The good news is, paint loss, dents, and even rust can be repaired by an autobody shop like Breezy Point Autobody; assuming Stratford, Connecticut is within a reasonable distance from you.

No one wants to drive around with a beat-up looking car, but dents and dings are sometimes hard to avoid. Whether you backed up into a trashcan or got into a little fender bender that resulted in a few dents or scratches, it’s best to repair these problems in a timely manner. These minor issues might be easy to ignore for a while, but letting them fester can result in larger problems, ultimately resulting in a reduction in your car’s resale value. The good news is, paint loss, dents, and even rust can be repaired by an autobody shop like Breezy Point Autobody; assuming Stratford, Connecticut is within a reasonable distance from you.

Peeling and chipping paint can cause more problems than just making your car look old and worn. It can cause structural damage when it becomes rust and corrosion. The rust can become deep enough to corrode the metal beneath it, causing more trouble for your vehicle.

Most buyers will be well aware of the serious issues that rust can cause. A corroded car can be difficult if not impossible to repair. It’s important to catch and repair these issues at early so they don’t get worse.

A knowledgeable buyer will be wary of buying your vehicle because of these issues. Luckily, the talented autobody repair professionals at Breezy Point Autobody in Stratford, Connecticut can repair many of these problems.

If your car has scratches or missing paint, a professional paint repair experts at Breezy Point Autobody will be able to perfectly match the color of your car to fill in the missing paint. The shop should be able to mix the paint on site and get an exact match. There’s no need to repaint the entire car, they’ll just fill in the damaged area.

The same goes for dings and dents. Usually, these minor issues shouldn’t cause you much distress as they only affect the outside layer of the car. But if you’re planning to sell your car, the aesthetic value of the repair might be worth it. Just like with paint loss, any dents or dings will be taken into consideration by people looking to purchase your vehicle. Even if the buyer decides to purchase the vehicle, these issues can be reasons to negotiate a lower price. Luckily, with professional dent removal, a trained autobody technician will be able to work out any dents and get your car looking like new again.

Keeping your vehicle in pristine condition is the best way to preserve its resale value. Your car’s appearance is the first thing a buyer sees. Any paint loss or rust is considered an eyesore and can make a buyer disinterested in your vehicle. With professional autobody repairs, the end result should be unnoticeable, letting buyers see the true beauty of your vehicle!

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