Auto Paint Is Auto Paint, Right? Wrong.


Of all the components that go into a successful collision repair, the paint is the most visible. Paint is what really finishes the process, making the repaired portion of the vehicle match the undamaged parts. Painting a vehicle is a process involving multiple layers of primer and paint, and when it’s done right, you don’t notice: the color matches perfectly and the whole vehicle looks like it did before the accident.

So you might think that once the color is matched, the rest doesn’t matter much … paint is paint, right? Not quite.

Unless you’re in the auto body business you’ve probably never heard the name Glasurit. But it’s a name that’s important to getting the best results from your collision repair. Glasurit products come from industry leader BASF, and have long been regarded worldwide as the “top of the line” auto paint finish. This is why we chose to use them here at Jeff Shaw’s Collision Craft.

Why? Because Glasurit products are superior in every way to the standard primers and paints used in most shops. They help us to get the best results possible in restoring your vehicle to its pre-accident condition, which is what we’re all about.

You probably don’t care that Glasurit products are easier to apply, dry faster and can be sanded right away. Or maybe you do, because all those features allow us to be more efficient, delivering top-quality results in the shortest possible time.

The Glasurit primers and paints we use are also low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) products which meet or exceed already stringent MDE regulations. In English, that means they release fewer fumes into the air and are better for the environment.

And here’s where you’ll really notice a difference, but not right away: Glasurit products are more durable than their competitors, so you can count on your vehicle’s finish looking good for years to come.

So here’s our advice: before you choose an auto body repair facility, ask what brand of paint products they’ll use on your vehicle.

Total Loss? Why?

Why is the insurance company declaring my vehicle a total loss? This article explains:

Because they say it’s a total loss – Here’s what you need to know…

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Collision Craft Invests in Eco-Friendly Equipment

Robinair Machine

Jeff Shaw’s Collision Craft is among the first repair facilities in the area to invest in equipment for the replacement R1234yf, the refrigerant required in new vehicles starting in 2017.

Mandated by the Clean Air Act, R12354yf is a more environmentally friendly product than the previously-used R134a. Vehicles requiring the new refrigerant cannot be reverted to the prior standard, which would violate the Act.

Collision Craft remains committed to the latest technology and eco-friendly practices to restore your vehicle. Just one of the many reasons We’re the Ones You Trust.

Exciting News: I-CAR Gold Class Shop, Tesla Certified Structural Repair Center!

icar Award

We’re excited to announce that Collision Craft is Baltimore’s newest I-CAR Gold Class Shop, featuring 6 Platinum techs, including our customer service damage estimators. In addition, both of our structural techs are I-CAR Pro Level 2 and are certified welders in both steel and aluminum! We will continue to compile additional specialized I-CAR certifications and other outside technical training in the future.

In even bigger news, we’ve been named by Tesla Motors as a Tesla Approved Body Shop! We’re trained and ready to restore your Tesla to like-new condition!