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All of us here at Cascade Collision Repair want you to know we care deeply for the well-being of our customers and employees. In an effort to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19,we are taking the following measures:

  1. Office employees wear face masks and production employees wear their respirators or face masks.
  2. Disinfect high touch areas in every stage as well as clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle prior to delivery.
  3. Keys are disinfected when received and prior to delivery, gloves are worn, and hands are washed frequently when handling keys.
  4. Practice social distancing by meeting customers outside for drop off and delivery. (Walk-in estimates are still offered those who prefer to do business in person.) If you do not want to come inside, please call our office upon arrival. Lehi-(801)919-8597, Provo-(801)396-8303, Orem-(801)406-8469, Park City-(435)214-1834
  5. Encourage customers who call in for estimates to submit photos online through our website www.cascadecollision.com/quote. We can also text or email a link for customers to enter their contact information and submit photos. Estimates will be written within one business day, at the latest.
  6. Payments can be made over the phone or through an email link and insurance checks can be collected outside prior to delivery if preferred.
  7. Communication with customers is handled by phone, text, or email. Customers who wish to have in person conversations are always welcome inside.
  8. Pick-up and delivery options are available for those who want their car repaired but don’t want to leave their homes.
  9. Require employees to go home if they don’t feel well, even if symptoms are unrelated to the Coronavirus.
  10. Providing all employees the option to work from home whose positions allow them to do so.

We understand the seriousness of this virus and are trying as best we know how to do our part in helping our customers, employees, and vendors remain safe and healthy. As a small business, we hope you will keep your appointment. We would love the opportunity to do everything we can to make the repair process as seamless and convenient for you as possible.


Sincerely,

Cascade Collision Repair

Friday, 22 March, 2019

What Determines How Long it Takes to Paint a Car?

Whether you are restoring a vehicle to its former glory, or want a nicer color for your car, there is one question that must be addressed: How long does it take to paint a car? While the question might be a simple one, the answer is a bit complicated and is reliant on a number of factors.

Model

Likely the most obvious factor on this list is the model of your vehicle. Generally speaking, a full-body paint job on a passenger van is going to take more time than a paint job on a coupe. However, your car model will have a much smaller impact on the process if all you need is touch up work.

Body Work

Especially important when restoring a vehicle, bodywork will definitely have an impact on how long it takes to paint a car. In order for a car to look its best, any dents or other kinds of damage will need to be addressed before painting.

Depending on the damage, bodywork can take up to a week to complete.

Prepping Phase

The prep phase includes several steps. First, you need to make sure that you have the correct paints for the job. Second, the areas to be painted need to be sanded down. Third, any glass or other material you don’t want paint on needs to be covered and taped.

Generally, the prepping phase takes a couple of days maximum.

Applying Paint

The paint application step is typically the quickest factor in determining the answer to “how long does it take to paint a car?” The car first needs a primer coat, which will take a few hours to dry. The color coats can vary in how long they take to apply. Some paints, like Rustoleum, can take about only 30 to 90 min to dry, while others may need to dry overnight.

All in all, an entire paint job, including any final touch-up work, can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. For tips car paint, check out our blog on how to keep your car’s paint in pristine condition

Contact Us

Cascade Collision specializes in auto body & collision repair, which includes paint jobs. If you have further questions about what is involved in a paint job, visit our Q&A page.

Feel free to also view our gallery to see pictures of previous paint jobs that we’ve done.