Painting car parts in Berlin& BrandenburgOne or the other car owner has certainly noticed it a bit more consciously: the colors in car paints have changed a lot, especially in the last 10 years. Not only the.
Some car manufacturers also now offer an almost unlimited choice of paint finishes. In addition, however, painting technology in particular has changed significantly in the last 10 years. We are a master car repair store in the heart of Berlin, which differs significantly from other stores.
This leads to the fact that we also particularly stand out in car paints. This becomes particularly clear in the case of partial paint jobs and additional paint jobs, which we carry out for you.
Painting a car is high-tech in every era
Painting cars was an exceptionally difficult undertaking, especially in the early years of industrialization. At that time, the absolute focus was still on protecting the car body. In Europe, of all places, and thus also in the automotive cradle of Germany, this was to remain the case for many years to come.
That's why black is the classic paint for early pre-war veterans. Only American car manufacturers recognized the potential when automobiles were offered in different colors. However, it was initially costly to paint vehicles accordingly and then also to finish quickly enough.
The development from the first nitro paints to the water-soluble industrial paints
First industrial paints still needed days and sometimes even weeks to cure. But the paints developed further. Faster-drying paints could now be established, but these had to be polished with considerable effort.
Only Nitrolacke created remedy, although it was still away from today's standards. Thermoplastic paints, which formed a homogeneous surface under the influence of heat and no longer had to be reworked, promised the first improvement. These thermoplastic paints are still available today; after all, they were used by premium carmakers such as Rolls-Royce and Jaguar right up to the 1980s.
Acrylic single-layer paints and powder coatings
At this time, two-component acrylic paints were introduced. Hardener was added to the acrylic paint, then the paint could simply be applied to the primer coat. A further coating layer is not necessary, which is why this process is also known as single-coat painting.
However, depending on the color pigments, the quality is doubtful. The color pigments fade under the influence of UV light, as can be seen particularly well on red cars from the 80s and 90s. Around the turn of the millennium, some car manufacturers experimented with powder coatings. BMW is one of the pioneers of this technology.
Waterborne automotive coatings: new advantages and disadvantages
New painting techniques are particularly concerned with the environmental factor. But in the medium term, water-soluble varnishes could prevail. In these paints, the solvents (through their evaporation a paint dries) have been replaced by organic solvent paints.
This is water. However, water evaporates correspondingly slowly, which is why drying a modern coating is time-consuming even in a paint shop. Of course, this is accompanied by a significantly higher risk of dust and dirt inclusions: the longer the surface is wet, the longer it can absorb particles from the air. This coating layer also contains the color pigments, which is why this first coating layer is also referred to as the decorative coating.
The painting of modern paint systems requires professionalism in the highest degree
After this initial drying, however, the water-based coating must be protected. For this purpose, a solvent-based clearcoat must be applied again, which means that this paint system is also a multi- or two-coat paint system. It is important that the water-based decorative paint and the solvent-based clear coat harmonize absolutely perfectly with each other.
With modern paint systems, the drying time of the decorative paint is very long, and the clearcoat must also be perfectly matched. The layer thicknesses of the individual paint layers also play an important role. With the new painting techniques, new painting tools then also made their appearance, since previous paint guns were simply unsuitable for this complex type of car painting.
Even the slightest mistakes lead to deviations in visible nuances
This has massively increased the demands placed on a painter. Never before has it been so important to paint in exact layer thickness – this involves layer thicknesses in µ, i.E. One thousandth of a millimeter.
This initially makes the most varied color schemes possible. But it has a clear disadvantage especially when painting single parts. Partial coatings must be perfectly matched to the overall paint job.
Partial painting, e.G. Painting of bumpers, doors, fenders, but also supplementary painting (partial painting of a surface) are frequently occurring work orders.
Everyday influences also change existing coatings
Today, more than ever, a really good car paint shop is characterized by professional tools, in-depth knowledge and a wealth of experience. The wealth of experience is more important than ever today. Of course there are also digital tools for mixing an exact color shade.
But car paintwork is also exposed to environmental influences and thus changes its color depth and brilliance in the finest nuances. Overall, this is not noticeable. But in the case of a partial coating.
Highest quality is very important to us
For almost 20 years now, we have been relying on the highest quality of craftsmanship in our master car repair shop (mechatronics and mechanics, bodywork and car paint shop). Consequently also for painting. Partial painting of components in particular quickly reveals the actual quality standard of an automotive paint shop.
Since we always strive to achieve only the best quality of work, our quality standards are correspondingly high. Particularly in the area of partial and supplementary coatings, we do not make any compromises.
Also very familiar with older painting techniques
But we not only master the painting of modern two-coat paints in the highest quality. Because in addition to focusing on premium vehicles such as luxury class cars. Sports cars are also classic oldtimers in our focus. Therefore we are also familiar with the previously used painting techniques.
In addition, we are appropriately certified that we are allowed to offer you such partial painting at all. Even the processing and painting of thermoplastic paints (TPA) is no problem for us.
Experience your car in an always desired color depth and brilliance
So whether you need a partial paint job for your new Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley or Rolls-Royce or your Bugatti, Ferrari or Porsche needs an additional paint job – you can always turn to us. In addition to the complete restoration we also undertake. Maintenance also the authentic painting of your classic car (from pre-war veteran to youngtimer).
Of course, we also carry out desired partial paint jobs on all other vehicles in the same high quality. Just contact us, like many other current regular customers from all over Europe and the entire country, and experience your automobile in exactly the paint quality you have always imagined.