Did you know that very few vehicles leave the factory with a perfect color match. Most people rarely, if ever, notice a difference between metal body parts and plastic parts, specifically front and rear bumpers. People have no reason to check until the car gets into an accident and people check after the repairs are done. If you look carefully, you will find that most cars at the dealership will have variations in colors, even ever so slight.
What accounts for the difference? Bumpers are usually made of plastic, which has a different application techniques than metal parts on the car. That requires the shop to pay closer attention, and sometime even require it to partially paint (what is called blend) parts of the side of the car that is adjacent to the front or rear bumpers. The shop may also need to consult with its paint supplier to achieve color match. Paint suppliers have experts that go out to shop to help achieve color match especially on hard to match colors like silver, red, blues, and other colors. Generally, the easiest color to match is black, non-metallic, but there are variations in that color too as auto makers try to remake colors and make the car more attractive for customers to notice.
When you get into an accident, be sure to take your car to a reputable auto body shop. If you really care about your car, be sure to choose one of the verified top-tier certified shops listed on CertifiedShops.com, and ask the shop’s staff about possible variations in colors on your car. The shop will take its time to ensure color match on your car.
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