Pointers to Maintain Auto Paint and Body

Tucson Auto Paint and Body tips to keep your finish in like-new condition:

  • Park in a garage or under a roof whenever possible. The Tucson sun is brutal on your car’s paint and fiberglass body parts.
  • Avoid parking under trees, sap and bird droppings may damage auto paint. Remove these substances as soon as possible by rinsing with water (use a mild soap if necessary).
  • Wash the car frequently, preferably by hand. During the first 30 days, when the auto paint is especially fresh, clean the car with water rinse only. In fact, water alone will usually thoroughly clean your new DuPont car paint finish. For heavy soil, use a mild liquid soap (not detergent).
  • Do not wash your car in the hot Tucson sun, find a shaded area or wait until the evening.
  • Do not wipe your car with a dry cloth. Always use water.
  • Avoid automatic car washes where brushes are used. The stiff brushes can scratch the finish.
  • Do not allow gasoline or anti-freeze to stand on the surface. Remove by rinsing with water.
  • Do not wax your car’s paint for the first 90 days after painting.
  • Have any auto paint nicks or bruises touched up as soon as they occur, to protect against stains.
  • Do not remove ice or snow from the painted surface with a scraper of any sort. The Tucson heat will melt it just fine.

A Google User

A Google UserI have been working with Todd for many years. Having had two children grow up and learn to drive as well as delivery drivers for Allegra to contend with, Todd has bailed me out many times! His work and quality is always 110%!

A Google User

A Google User

Hood’s is an excellent auto body shop. Todd Hood oversees every job with a meticulous eye. I would recommend them to anyone who wants the job done professionally, honestly and timely!

A Google User

A Google User

Todd Hood may be the finest painter in all of southern Arizona! They fixed my ’99 Corvette to PERFECTION after another shop botched the job. I’m recommending them to everyone in my local Corvette clubs! See Todd BEFORE you go anywhere else …More

Larry Pfitzenmaier

Larry Pfitzenmaier

Todd and his team cover all the bases. Excellent customer skills and the finest possible technical result. My car, a mid-’50s sports-racing car, presented unusual challenges. Many small areas of the aluminum body needed repair and paint, but, in …More

David Haase

David Haase

It’s hard to say something good about Hood’s Collision Center, I can only think of Great things to say. Having known Todd and his crew for almost 20 years, and having sired and raised 2 teenagers who then started driving! Todd has bailed me out …More

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approvedDavid Haase

3 weeks ago
It’s hard to say something good about Hood’s Collision Center, I can only think of Great things to say. Having known Todd and his crew for almost 20 years, and having sired and raised 2 teenagers who then started driving! Todd has bailed me out …More
Larry Pfitzenmaier

a year ago
Todd and his team cover all the bases. Excellent customer skills and the finest possible technical result. My car, a mid-’50s sports-racing car, presented unusual challenges. Many small areas of the aluminum body needed repair and paint, but, in …More
A Google User

A Google User
3 years ago
Todd Hood may be the finest painter in all of southern Arizona! They fixed my ’99 Corvette to PERFECTION after another shop botched the job. I’m recommending them to everyone in my local Corvette clubs! See Todd BEFORE you go anywhere else – especially before you go to your dealer!
A Google User

A Google User
2 years ago
I was very disappointed with the work I received from Hoods. While the people are extremely friendly, the quality of their work is shoddy and rushed. I took my truck in for minor body work after a hit & run in a parking lot. When I received my …More
A Google User

A Google User
3 years ago
Hood’s is an excellent auto body shop. Todd Hood oversees every job with a meticulous eye. I would recommend them to anyone who wants the job done professionally, honestly and timely!
A Google User

A Google User
3 years ago
I have been working with Todd for many years. Having had two children grow up and learn to drive as well as delivery drivers for Allegra to contend with, Todd has bailed me out many times! His work and quality is always 110%!

Quality Painting

Hood’s use of high quality DuPont Refinish products is only the beginning. Meticulous attention is paid to the condition of the panels before they are sprayed. No vehicle enters our climate controlled downdraft spray booth prior to:

  1. Passing a thorough quality inspection.
  2. Achieving the best possible color match.

We pride ourselves on outstanding color match. No colors are too difficult to match; some only require more time and patience. All colors must be test sprayed, checked and tinted for precise match prior to the vehicle entering the spray booth. Color matching is an art and our paint technicians are true artists. In the absence of a factory a paint code for a vehicle, we utilize DuPont’s Acquire color match camera. This high tech digital camera links to our DuPont computer to create a color formula where one does not exist.

Once the vehicle has been sprayed, the finish is treated to a high temperature bake cycle to ensure proper paint curing.
As stated in our warranty, our finishes are guaranteed for the life of the vehicle.

Our Green Initiative

Just by choosing us you’re doing your part for the environment. That’s because we use high-quality DuPont Cromax Pro waterborne products. They are water based, which has less impact on the environment. By using these products we have reduced our painting process pollution by 50%. So you get a great, long-lasting finish and one of the industry’s best warranties, and we get to help the great outdoors stay great.

70-90% of new vehicles are painted utilizing waterborne technology. This allows us to make a better color match for your vehicle.

For more information about DuPont™ Cromax® Pro,
visit our Painting Page.

Our Commitment

We understand your vehicle is a significant investment of vital importance to your daily life. Whether you have a small scratch or ding, or your vehicle is in need of major collision repair, you deserve quality, timeliness, minimal hassle, and the assurance that your vehicle is in the right hands.

Our experienced technicians specialize in outstanding repairs for ALL makes and models.

Our use of genuine factory parts and DuPont Performance Coating paints ensure your vehicle is repaired to pre-accident condition.

Ask about our “Green” Initiative. We are dedicated to supporting efforts to improve our environment and are one of the first autobody shops in Tucson to use the latest water-borne paint technology.