A Brief Look at Computerized Paint Matching

The final step in the collision repair process is painting. If your car has had a door panel or another visible component replaced, the technician will match the color of the paint to the color of the rest of your car. In past years, body shop technicians had to make an educated guess when mixing paint to match the color of a vehicle. But these days, body repair shops have computerized paint matching technology.

The technician will scan the car with a spectrophotometer. It works by measuring the wavelength of light reflected off of the car. This information is then sent to a computer. Sophisticated software calculates the exact formula of pigments required to produce that color of paint. To double-check the accuracy of the paint matching, the technician will spray a small amount of the new paint on a card. Once the paint dries, he or she will compare it to the paint on the car, and make final adjustments as needed.

B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. invests in all the latest collision repair technologies, including computerized paint matching, to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your vehicle. For precision auto body repairs in Chicago, call our team at (773) 463-1622.

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