Expert Color Matching Technology Serving Customers from Collinsville, Illinois & Throughout the St. Louis Metro-East Area!
Whether it was an act of vandalism or a minor accident, nobody wants damage to their vehicle’s paint job. Luckily, you can always call the professionals at McLanahan Collision Center for all your auto painting and expert color matching needs. At McLanahan, we offer state-of-the-art technology that allows us to provide superior service when it comes to car painting and car repainting services. As a family-owned business, we know that car damage is frustrating, and we do all that we can to get your car back to normal, fast. With over 100 years in the business, there’s no better name to know than McLanahan for all your auto painting needs.
Auto Painting Services
- Auto Painting
- Auto Restoration
- Computerized Color Matching
The Art of Auto Painting
When it comes to auto painting, many people believe the process just involves coating your vehicle with more paint. However, it’s a much more intricate process than that, and when it’s done incorrectly, you’ll see awful results all over your vehicle. That’s why at McLanahan, we treat car painting as more of an art form, developing a tried-and-true process that ensures seamless color matching and the highest quality job for our customers. By removing all dirt and grease and prepping the vehicle with primer, we can ensure that your paint job will last for years.
Whether your vehicle needs a touch-up or a whole new coat of paint, it’s important to get the shade of the color exactly right to ensure it seamlessly matches the rest of the vehicle. At McLanahan, close enough is not enough, and we use an arduous process that ensures the right color for all vehicles that come through our shop. Read more below about our expert color-matching process and how it benefits our customers!
- Pigments – We work with pigment suppliers to ensure access to the newest automotive painting trends, allowing us to match colors that aren’t already on your vehicle.
- OEM-Approved Paint – Our shop communicates with paint and auto manufacturers to ensure our paint matches the stringent internal standards set by these companies.
- Test Painting – We use test robots to spray and sample color to ensure an even finish is applied throughout the vehicle.
- Color Analysis – It’s not enough to say we matched the colors. We’re going to go through the entire vehicle and compare our work to factory-painted parts to ensure a seamless match.
- Computer Color Matching – Finally all the information is put into our computerized color matching system that gives us the exact formula needed to match your current color.