Here at Helms Brothers, we take our time while painting vehicles. We tear down every part and paint it correctly. Every vehicle comes with a paint code. We also have a neat little machine to read the paint codes on every vehicle.
Causes of Color Variations On Bumpers:
1. A color can vary depending on the surface on which it is painted. For example, the evaporation rate for solvent varies over metal or plastic. A longer rate gives a flake pigment additional time to "float" and can darken the face of the color.
2. The body was painted on a production line at the factory, while other parts, such as the bumper and trim, were painted at another location using a different application method.
3. Slight adjustments can be made during application creating a lighter or darker color, or causing the metallics or mica elements to lay down differently.
4. Light reflects differently on curved and flat surfaces causing the appearance of a color shift.