When your vehicle needs a paint job choosing the right auto body shop can make all the difference in the world. A true professional will match the right type and color of paint for the make and model of your vehicle. There are many different types of auto body paints such as acrylic lacquer paint which is used exclusively for luxury cars. Car manufacturers such as a Rolls Royce and Jaguar use an acrylic lacquer paint that has a glossy finish which is quite elegant. However, this type of paint can fade easily.


Our auto care service has trained and experienced auto body technicians that know which auto body paint is the right one for your vehicle.


Metallic Paint Adds Shine and Lustre

Metallic finishes can be achieved by using a small amount of powdered metal to solid auto body paint. The metallic particles allow the surface of the paint to reflect more light than the standard auto body paint. Metallic paint gives any vehicle a slick look and looks great on sports cars and certain luxury vehicles. However, one thing to remember is that this type of paint may be difficult to match if the vehicle is damaged.


New Developments in Auto Painting

Car manufacturers such as Audi have started using a pearlescent paint on certain models. This finish is very similar to metallic auto body paint however it uses ceramic crystals instead of metallic flakes. This gives a sleek and shiny finish to the vehicle. Pearlescent paint can be very expensive and is not always the most popular choice. It can also be difficult to match just as metallic paint. 


Today’s Automotive Finishes

Today’s auto body paints are available in a variety of colors and applied by experienced technicians. Color matching is a very involved process and can be a very complex and time-consuming process. There have been many changes recently to auto body painting mostly due to environmental issues. Traditional auto body paint can cause pollution.


As a result, most car manufacturers, as well as auto body shops, now use waterborne and water-based enamel paints. This limits the emission of pollutants and are also not as toxic and have fewer fumes than traditional auto body paint.


Paint Matching Artists in Plymouth, Minnesota

The auto body technicians at Minnetonka Collisions match colors until they find the right shade. We use professional paint bays where we control the air pressure, humidity and many other factors that can affect the finish of your vehicle. The results are the perfect match for your vehicle. The match will be so perfect and so exact that you will never be able to detect where a repair was made. If you would like to know more about the services we provide, give us a call at 763-230-7805, or you can message us on our contact page.