Welcome to Shop Talk. Hi! My name is Mark Probst and I am the owner of Probst Auto Body in Dieterich. I'll be writing these posts once a month, and these posts will consist of car care tips, safe driving tips, and updates from the automotive industry.
Believe it or not water-based car paint has been around for several decades. It was introduced in the late 80’s. When it was introduced there was an adhesion problem with the primer and it got a bad reputation. Because it was never mandatory it fell by the waist side until the 2000’s.
1. Find out what repairs were done. Many times the body shop will explain to you before performing any work but this is not always the case. If you're not sure what was done to your car make sure and ask before paying your bill. It's best to have the shop show you the repairs that were done.