Ford truck ready for our aluminum body shopIt takes a sophisticated shop to work on an aluminum body, and Direct Paint & Collision has the right facility and equipment to repair all types of vehicles, including trucks and vans.

To do proper aluminum body work, the space needs to be completely separate and quarantined from the part of the shop where typical steel bodies are worked on. This is especially important as steel contains elements that can contaminate aluminum. These contaminants, usually released by grinding and sanding, can cause problems for aluminum body vehicles when it comes to adhesion and painting.

Delaware County Aluminum Body Shop

Previously, aluminum bodies were reserved for luxury vehicle brands like Jaguar and BMW. However, the new release of the all-aluminum Ford F-150 signifies a potential trend for more mainstream vehicles. After all, vehicles with aluminum bodies are lighter, and more fuel efficient.

This new model reduces the curb weight by about 750 pounds. The body features an extensive use of aluminum alloy, and the frame is constructed of high-strength steel. Despite its lighter weight, this pickup maintains all the strength and hauling abilities of steel-body vehicles. Theoretically, that haul will also be moving at a quicker rate thanks to this model’s light weight and great fuel economy.

Also, certain contaminants from steel luxury cars can have an explosive reaction when mixed with aluminum. That being said, it’s important to find a reliable shop for aluminum body repairs. At Direct Paint, we’re a neighborhood shop providing top quality repairs. You can depend on us to get things right the first time.

For your aluminum body repair in Delaware County, give us a call at (610) 449-9162.