Car paint jobs: Which one is right for you?

December 4th, 2019 by

Choosing to schedule a car paint job is an easy and affordable way to spruce up a vehicle that may have seen better days. A fresh coat of paint can make a car look like-new again, not to mention protect it from the possibility of rusting. However, there are different types of car paint jobs to choose from and you also want to ensure you pick the right color for resale value. Toyota of Clermont is here to guide you with the help of our sister store, Toyota of Orlando.

We sat down with the Toyota body shop techs from our sister store, Toyota of Orlando, to get the answers you need when it comes to choosing the right car paint job and the right color for your ride. Check out their advice below!

types of car paint jobs

Types of car paint jobs – which is right for you?

There are three main types of car paint jobs. When you schedule an appointment at an auto body shop, you’ll choose from either a whole body paint job, a spot paint job, or a clear coat paint job. Learn the differences among the three below.

Whole body paint: When you choose this type of car paint job, your ride will get an all-new look from bumper to bumper. Just like the name indicates, body shop techs will completely repaint your vehicle to either a fresh coat of the same color OR a new color altogether.

Spot paint: Spot paint is a great solution for drivers who have been in an accident and need to touch up damage to get their car looking like-new again. When our Orlando auto body techs take on this type of job, they’ll simply repaint certain spots of your vehicle the same paint color so everything is uniform.

Clear coat paint: Clear coat is what keeps your car looking shiny and new, and it also helps to protect your car’s paint from the elements (especially here in Central Florida where we see a lot of sun and rain and expose our cars to intense heat). If you notice that your clear coat is peeling, this is the type of car paint job you want to schedule.

What color should you choose for your car?

If you’re going for a whole body paint job, then you’ll need to decide if you want to keep your ride its original color or if you want to change it. If you change it, our Orlando auto body techs recommend choosing popular colors like red, black, white, or silver. Since these hues are more desirable, you’ll have better resale value and be able to get more money for your car when it’s time to trade in or sell down the road.

Have questions? We’re happy to help. You can call Toyota of Clermont at (352) 404-7001 OR our sister store Toyota of Orlando at (407) 298-0001. We’re ready and waiting to give your car a fresh new look, so schedule your appointment today!

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