As part of the comprehensive collision repair process, Mike Smith’s Automotive Collision Center is home to the industry’s premier auto paint and refinish technicians. We treat auto paint refinishing as a specialty craft, which is why we equip our refinish team with the top equipment and training in the industry.
As part of delivering a best-in-class repair, it’s critical to match the refinishing process to your manufacturer’s standards and unique paint finish. That’s why we use the latest technologies to generate and apply the exact color code to matching your make and model. And as always, back our work with a written lifetime guarantee.
When you look at a car, what’s the first thing most people notice? Many would say the color, so it’s safe to say that one of the first things that everyone notices on your vehicle is the paint and it’s condition. If your vehicle’s paint has random scratches, the paint is chipped, suffers from oxidation or has any visible damage from even a minor dent, it can really make an impact on the look. Unlike most body shops, Mike Smith’s Automotive Collision Center has a team of factory certified and I-CAR Platinum Class Certified technicians that utilize genuine auto parts…including proper paint codes to get the exact color of your vehicle. This will ensure that any damaged fenders, quarter panels, bumpers or other body parts all match and meet the brand specific standards of your vehicle. Trust the experts at Mike Smith’s Automotive Collision Center in the Dothan area and schedule your appointment today.
Many people don’t realize that auto paint is really a true art form. Our team at Mike Smith’s Automotive Collision Center take great pride when it comes to painting your vehicle. Many customers think that painting a vehicle is a one-step process, similar to utilizing a primer/paint to paint a living room or a small piece of furniture. The truth is, auto paint requires extensive training, expertise & precision. Passion for restoring your vehicle properly is another intangible that sets Mike Smith’s Automotive Collision Center apart from other body shops in the Dothan area. Whether you need your entire vehicle painted or just a panel, we have you covered.
Our Paint Process
So, how do we get your vehicle’s paint back to factory condition? Our certified painters will, first, begin the painting process by assessing and repairing the damaged area. In some cases, this may require parts, such as new bumpers, fenders or panels to ensure the repair meets factory standards. Once the new auto part arrives and or the damaged area is fixed, our team will then begin by cleaning the area. This includes wiping away any debris, excess grease or dirt and any other material that could compromise the finished product. The next step in the painting process is to apply primer and allow it to cure. When the primer cures, it’s sanded down to create a smooth surface and wiped free of any debris that was left behind. After the primer cures, the base coat is mixed to ensure that the color matches the vehicle’s color. Our team utilizes the latest technology from the specific OEM to allow us to correctly match the paint for your vehicle. Unlike other auto body and paint shops, this will make sure repaired areas cannot be spotted.
Once the base coat for your vehicle is created and properly matched, it’s time to paint! The painter will apply the base coat and makes sure that it’s spread evenly and to the factory look. No drips or overspray. Once the base coat dries, a top coat is then applied. This layer is also known as the clear coat and gives your vehicle that glossy appearance. The clear coat also gives the base coat a deeper pigment and really makes it pop. The final step is the most important, the quality check. While quality checks are done after each coat is applied, this final check allows our team to identify and blemishes that can be polished or sanded down to get that perfect factory look. Combine this with I-CAR Platinum Class Certified and brand certified painters, you won’t find a better place to handle your auto painting needs. No matter what your issue may be, whether it’s a small scratch or big one, our team has the proper training and tools to restore your factory’s paint.