Looking for a reliable car respray company?
A car is one of the most expensive big-ticket items you are
likely to buy in your life, other than your house. Many
people are familiar with regular car servicing every time
your trip odometer reaches a certain mileage, but few people
are concerned about the exterior of the car, beyond going
Most would only consider re-spraying their car after an
accident which is serious enough for them to consider a new
coat of paint. However, that is not the only reason why car
owners in Singapore re-spray their cars. Scratches and dents
from attempting to park in small car park spaces,
manoeuvring past other cars, pillars and obstructions, or
paint flaking off your car are forms of wear and tear which
can leave your car looking worn after a few years.
Re-spraying your car can give it a new lease of life,
similar to how you send your car for servicing every few
months. Perhaps your car is rather old, maybe five years
old, but the current COE price may be too high for you to
consider changing cars. A re-spraying will give your car a
new look at a fraction of the price. Another possibility is
that you bought a second-hand car in a colour which you do
not like very much and wish to change it. Sometimes cars in
less popular colours are sold for less, and you may want to
take advantage of a bargain like this. The problem can be
solved easily by re-spraying your car.
Before you send your car for re-spraying, you should have a
thorough understanding of what it entails and how much it
will cost. If you are re-spraying your car because of damage
sustained in an accident, check with your insurer if they
will cover the cost under repairs. Re-spraying can be
expensive, so you should check if you can claim the amount.
Always find a professional workshop. It may be more
expensive but the results will be worth it, considering that
your car is worth thousands of dollars, you should leave it
in good hands. Consider if you want to go back to your car
dealer or to another car repair workshop. One is not
necessarily better than the other, though the price differs.
Choose a workshop you are comfortable with. A cheap paint
job may not be ideal as it will not last, and you will have
to spend even more money repairing the damage done. It is
better to get a trustable workshop to work on your car from
The workshop should use quality materials like spray guns,
nozzles and paint from a reputable brand. They should wash
the car thoroughly before the spray painting and use masking
tape to cover parts of the car which should not be painted,
such as the windscreen and tyres. Some will even remove all
parts that can be unscrewed, like bumpers and door handles
to avoid getting paint where it is not supposed to be.
The car should be sprayed in a high-temperature environment,
like an oven, so that the paint will dry and last. You do
not want the newly applied layer of paint to wash off in the
rain. The car should not be re-sprayed in the open as dust
can land on the wet paint and ruin it.
A good workshop will also polish your car after it is
spray-painted and dried to give it a shine. You may have to
leave your car at the workshop for up to a week to ensure
all the paint dries well, so remember to make arrangements
for alternative transport, like a rental car. Also, feel
free to ask the staff about the amount of experience they
have in spray-painting, and if they have photos of past
works. You can also go online to see customer testimonials
or forums where a workshop is mentioned before you decide.
Price-wise, it really depends on the type of work you
require. It could range from $1000 to $3000 or more,
depending on the quality of service you choose to go for.
Spraying the entire car will obviously be more expensive
than just spraying one scratched door. A re-spray for a
larger car will also cost more than for a smaller car.
Re-spraying a car the same colour will be cheaper than
changing the colour of the car. How much effort is required,
like whether the detachable parts are removed before
spraying will also contribute to the price. There is no
hard-and-fast rule to pricing, as each case is unique, so
you should discuss this with the workshop and agree on a
price you are willing to pay.
If you go to a reputable car workshop for a re-spray, the
results should leave you satisfied and your car will look
good as new again.