Soulmate of Spray Paint
The Baking Oven
Over at SAT Motors, we have two car baking oven. For the first time in 7 years, 1 of our car baking oven was down for about a month and that has caused us a major delay in completing the paint jobs process.
Ever since the first day that our oven has broken down, that didn't stop us from accepting any paint work jobs as requested from any of you. Such unforeseen situations call for a slower processing time, finding other possible alternatives to get the job done with the same level of standard. Despite having one of the ovens down, we sincerely appreciate that you're able to give us a longer downtime for your car and entrust us to get it done as soon as we could and with the same outstanding standards.
Having an oven is an essential tool that really speeds up the whole painting process and to provide a durable finish. We bake a car for approximately 1-2 hours depending on the size of the car or the lacquer used, making sure that the paint has completely cure before we proceed to polish. Otherwise, 12 to 16 hours is needed for the full cure depending on the weather. Using an over also leaves less chance of lint and junk settling on your wet paint and will cure it to a harder finish.
Preparation before spray painting:
Step 1: Panel Beating
Panel beating is needed if there are any major dents or panels that are out of place. It repairs the vehicle bodies back to their factory state after having been damaged, usually after a collision.
Step 2: Sanding down of old paint
Sanding is one of the most important parts when it comes to paint preparation. Investing the time to do it right will result in a professional outcome. Depending on the job, sanding can be done with either sandpaper or an electric orbital sander with different grade of sandpaper, removing the clear-coat and paint from the car body.
Step 3: Putty up existing damages on car
Putty is a soft, malleable grayish-yellow paste, made from ground chalk and raw linseed oil, which hardens after a few hours. Minor dents from stone chips and scratches are commonly found all over your car and putty is used to cover it up to achieve a smooth and perfect surface after spraying.
After putty is applied, wet-sanding is necessary to ensure a smoother surface.
Step 4: Masking before priming
Once the car is prepped for primer and paint, masking the adjacent panels and areas that we do not want to get any primer or paints on.
Step 5: Priming
Priming is another essential step in painting metal surfaces, and it is needed before applying any top coat or colour to the car. Primers seal the surface and create a protective barrier. also creating an ideal surface for the colour coat paint to adhere to. Paint applied to unprimed surfaces tends to peel, crack and even chalk more than paint applied to properly primed surfaces. Once the primer has dried, it is easier to see any imperfections on the surface and making it possible to re-sand the area. Clean and re-apply the primer till perfection. Ensuring a professional flawless finish.
Step 6: Spray Painting
Successfully completing the 5 steps mentioned earlier means the car is ready to enter the oven for the final job, spraying paint to your desired car colour!
Using computer generated formula to get the exact colour code of your choice, in order to obtain the right amount of paint for the mixture.
You can entrust us with your car and expect top quality paintwork standards.
We're happy to inform you that our ovens are back up and running, and we would like to thank you for your continuous support!
Just because the past didn't turn out like you wanted it to, doesn't mean your future can't be better than you ever imagined.
How long is the estimated downtime to spray the car?
Estimated downtime for spraying exterior is 3-5 working days, change colour/inside out is 7-10 working days.
We do have replacement car if you're in need of a car while your car is in our workshop for spray.
How many layers of paint will we use?
Over here at SAT Motors, we always strive to achieve best quality results by spraying 3 layers of paint. Primer, Coat of Paint and Lacquer.
Using only the best quality products.
How long will the paint last and will it peel off?
Under good conditions of maintaining the car, the paint will last at least 3-5 years without seeing it fade/peel off.