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What are some common paint problems that you should look for?

Peeling

How to Spot It?

Paint peeling, also known as delamination, occurs on the exterior of the car in small spots. The flaking may appear subtle at first, but it should not be left unchecked. Paint peeling is indicative of a more significant problem of your car’s coating.

What Causes It?

Paint peeling has many common causes. If the surface of the car was not prepared well for its paint job, then peeling may occur. This is more commonly a result of an improper paint job performed by the current or previous owner of the car than a mistake of the manufacturer.

Another common cause is prolonged sun exposure which wears down paint. For Florida drivers, this is important to keep in mind when considering whether to park in a parking lot versus a garage.

The most common cause, though, is a small chip, which causes the paint layer to expose the base of the car. This allows air to get under the paint layers, exacerbating the problem. Remember, even if a ding results in just a small chip, your car is still in danger of worsening. Therefore, whenever something happens to your car’s paint, take it to an auto repair shop for a second opinion. A small amount of money today can save you a considerable sum of money tomorrow.

How We Can Help

Tropical Collision Repair offers fifty service bays and four paint booths with a dedicated staff that will quickly repair your vehicle’s peeling before it grows into a more significant problem.

Paint Runs and Sags

How to Spot It?

Paint runs and sags are easy to spot. If your paint has inconsistent thickness, then your car’s paint is running. Paint running is a sign of an incorrect paint job and devalues a car.  

What Causes It?

Paint runs and sags have many common causes, all of which are a result of an improper paint spray job. One cause is an improper spraying technique, which leads to an incorrect thickness of paint. Another cause is a defective spray gun. If too much thinner or reducer is used on the base of the car, paint runs can occur. Temperature is another factor: if the car or the paint is not the right temperature, then paint runs might happen.

How We Can Help.

Tropical Collision Repair’s highly trained technical staff can quickly and efficiently fix your car’s paint job. If you notice paint runs, you should schedule a repair as soon as possible.

Color Fade

How to Spot It?

If your car’s color is no longer uniform and patches are much lighter, color fading may be occurring. Sometimes, color fading is hard to spot because large patches will be much lighter. Polishing fixes color fading; however, overpolishing can cause damage to the car’s paint thickness. Therefore, avoid DIY remedies for fixing color fading, as it can only cause more damage to your vehicle. If you think the color may be fading, turn to a professional for a repair.

What Causes It?

The most common cause of color fading is UV rays from sunlight. Color fading is, therefore, more common in car owners who frequently park outside or live in sunny areas, such as South Florida. Another common cause of color fading is low quality refinish paints that lack UV blockers.

How We Can Help.

Tropical Collision Repair’s four dedicated paint booths are here to identify and spot your paint problems quickly. If your car has faded color, we are happy and eager to help fix it.

Fish Eyes

How to Spot It?

Fish eyes are small, peeling spots that appear all over a vehicle. (The condition gets its name from the damage resembling the eyes of a fish.) Similar to paint peeling, fish eyes are a result of poor paint application. Not only are fish eyes unsightly, if left unchecked they are a challenge to remove. As soon as you notice fish eyes, you should bring your car into an auto repair shop to get it fixed.

What Causes It?

If the car’s surface is not cleaned adequately before paint application, fish eyes can occur. Further, if the paint is contaminated, this can happen. Another common cause is grease, wax, silicone, or oil trapped under the paint surface.

How We Can Help.

Tropical Collision Repair offers spot repairs for small and large imperfections, under one roof, which means a more efficient process.. Tropical Collision Repair will efficiently repair your vehicle, preventing further damage from developing before they even occur.

If you’ve noticed paint damages like this on your vehicle, give us a call today at (305) 908-5545 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll have your paint job looking new again in no time!



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