Bubbles or blisters or one of the last things you want to see in your car’s paint. But why does this happen and what can you do to avoid it? Keep reading to find out.
Why Is My Car’s Paint Bubbling?
The technical name for the bubbles in automotive paint is osmotic blistering. These blisters form when moisture builds up below the paint’s surface, creating bubbles.
There are two main reasons why bubbles form in automotive paint. Let’s see what they are.
In some cases, blistering may be an indicator of excessive moisture during the paint process. This happens if, for example, too much paint is applied too fast, or if the top coat is applied without the underlying coats being completely dry.
The other common cause of blistering is rust. This happens when a scratch or chip exposes the metal to the elements, creating the conditions for rust to appear. Once rust takes hold, it expands under the paint layers, forming bubbles.
How To Avoid Car Paint Bubbling?
In the case of bubbles caused by excessive moisture during the paint process, there’s not much you can do as an owner, unfortunately. However, you can ensure a high-quality paint job by choosing a dependable body shop with a proven track record of success, just like Inland Empire Autobody & Paint.
On the other hand, there’s a lot you can do to when it comes to preventing blistering caused by corrosion. Here are some tips to help you do just that:
- Wash your car often
- Take the time to inspect your car’s entire body regularly
- Wax your vehicle at least twice a year
- Park your car in a garage or carport whenever possible
- Repair scratches, chips, or rust as soon as possible
If you notice rust on your car, you can try to repair it yourself if the damage is not too deep. In all other cases (especially when there’s blistering), you’ll need to take your car to an auto body shop.
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