Your car is a prized possession, and you should maintain its condition if you want to have a good resale value and overall appeal. With time a car ages, and so does its looks. Your car may also look older after an accident (minor or major) if the repairing is not done with the utmost care, and in the hands of the experts. The biggest giveaway that a car has had an accident is the paint job. There may be one or two large embarrassing spots or panels which are hard to miss because of putty (or the primer) if the paint is not the same as the original.
With the development of technology it is now possible to bring the lost glory of the car back—including the paint. If the damaged area easily blends in with the rest of the car, it erases all evidence of damage. Using modern day methods, it is no longer required to paint the car completely, and waste unnecessary paint, money, and labour. Repainting a few panels is all that it’s required to do (if the color of the paint used originally is known.)
Most cars usually have a sticker on the inside of the door. From that, the color of the vehicle can easily be known. If the sticker is missing, you can know the paint color used by knowing the year, model, and make of the car then being able to contact the auto maker directly.
Nowadays, one of the most popular methods used to match the color is the “VINdicator.” In earlier days, the color matching would have to be done manually in a much more exhaustive way. However, this new innovation has removed all worries for auto repair companies. If you have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), you can easily track down what color the car maker used making a copy of it using automatic color blenders. Thus, the color obtained, is perfectly identical.
Another technique that can be used is by chemical or by another means finding out the composition of primary colors in the paint. This method is obviously more expensive, time consuming, and impractical for normal use unless it is the last option.
With the advancement of time, more and more numbers of auto repair companies are incorporating VINdicator, as it provides trouble free complete color match solutions. It attains momentum, and in a large consumer marke,t it will become easier and better.