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.
As a body shop owner this is one of the toughest questions we have to answer in our daily routines. There are many factors to take into consideration as to how long it should take to get your car repaired, otherwise known as “cycle time.”
Last year I wrote an estimate on a van for a local company. This van had front and rear end damage. My estimate was $6192.