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Repainting CAT Machinery

Repainting CAT Machinery
June 12, 2023 Aidan

Have you looked at your CAT machinery recently and thought it could use a fresh coat of paint? If so, you’re not alone. Many equipment owners find that after a few years of hard work, their machines start to look a bit tired around the edges. A new paint job is one of the easiest ways to make your CAT equipment look like new again, and the benefits go far beyond just aesthetics. Here are four reasons why you should consider repainting your CAT machinery this year.

Protect CAT Machinery From Corrosion and Rust

Repainting your CAT machinery is a smart move for several reasons:

Protect from corrosion and rust: Exposure to the elements causes metal parts to corrode and rust over time. A fresh coat of paint acts as a protective barrier, shielding components from water damage and oxidation. At APT Spray Painting, we use a 2pac spray system with a zinc primer for heavy machinery. This creates two additional layers of protection.

Improve resale value: If you plan to sell or trade in your CAT equipment down the road, a pristine paint job will fetch a higher price. Buyers will see a well-maintained machine that still looks nearly new.

Enhance brand image: As a CAT owner, your machinery is a reflection of your brand. A faded, chipped paint job gives the impression that you don’t care for your CAT equipment and sets the tone that your gear may not be as cared for as some competitors. CAT is known for its durable equipment, so there’s a certain expectation that goes with that. A professional repaint aligns your equipment with CAT’s reputation for performance and durability.

Markets your brand: We all recognise the iconic CAT yellow paint, but you can opt for something different right off the bat. Custom paint jobs make you stand out and are a great option for a unified fleet. Several companies have done this to essentially use their heavy machines as moving billboards!

Save money on repairs: Rust and corrosion weaken the metal over time and can lead to costly damage if left unchecked. Repainting helps prevent this deterioration, reducing the need for repairs and extending the overall lifespan of components.

In summary, a fresh coat of paint on your CAT machinery is a low-cost, high-value investment. For the price of some paint and labour, you’ll protect your equipment, boost its resale value, strengthen CAT’s brand, and avoid expensive repairs down the road. Why not repaint this year and reap the benefits for years to come?

Improved Visibility and Safety

Repainting your heavy equipment has some major benefits, especially when it comes to visibility and safety.

  • New paint makes your machinery much more visible to others on the worksite. Whether it’s construction yellow, fire engine red or high visibility orange, a fresh coat of paint helps ensure pedestrians and other vehicles notice your equipment from far away. This reduces the risk of collisions and accidents, which could injure workers or damage property.
  • Repainting also allows you to add reflective strips, decals and warning labels where needed. These make your vehicle even more conspicuous in low light conditions, dusk and nighttime. Retroreflective materials bounce light back to the source, so others can spot your machinery from a distance even when their headlights or flashlights are pointed at it.

So for safety, visibility, protection and resale value, repainting your CAT machinery this year is a smart move. Your equipment, workers, and bottom line will thank you.

Higher Resale Value for CAT Equipment

When it comes time to sell your CAT equipment, a fresh coat of paint can make a big difference in your asking price. Choosing to repaint your machinery improves its appearance and protects it from the elements, preventing rust and corrosion, which lower value.

Higher Perceived Value

A new paint job gives the impression that the equipment has been well maintained. Buyers will assume that if you invested in repainting the exterior, you likely also performed routine maintenance and servicing to keep it running strong. This perception of a “like-new” machine, even if it has some hours of use, allows you to command a higher selling price.

Protection from the Elements

Over time, exposure to the sun, rain, snow and temperature extremes causes paint to fade, crack, peel and chip. The bare metal underneath is then exposed to moisture, which leads to rust and corrosion. Repainting your equipment creates a protective barrier against these environmental hazards. It seals and shields the metal to prevent costly damage, preserving more of the machine’s intrinsic worth.

Potential buyers will evaluate its appearance and condition when determining a selling price for used CAT equipment. A fresh coat of paint, along with regular servicing, demonstrates that the machinery has been well cared for. This gives the impression of more excellent value and longevity, allowing you to sell at a premium. It also safeguards against weathering and deterioration, which reduce an asset’s resale price over the long run. Repainting your CAT equipment is a sound investment that pays off when it’s time for resale.

Branding and Professional Image

Project Professional Image

Repainting your CAT equipment in the company’s signature yellow and black colours is one of the best ways to strengthen your professional brand. Your heavy machinery is essentially a moving billboard for your business, and when it’s clean and well-maintained, it creates a good impression on everyone who sees it.

  • Customers will appreciate your attention to detail and the pride you take in your equipment. This inspires confidence in your work and services.
  • Employees will feel more motivated to operate machinery that looks professional. Well-cared-for equipment also implies you value safety and high standards.
  • The community will see you as an established, reputable company that cares about appearance and quality. Your brand recognition will spread through word-of-mouth marketing.

To get the most from your new paint job, include your company logo, contact information, and any slogans or messaging you want to promote. Place these details prominently on doors, buckets, blades and any other high-visibility components. When your equipment looks its best, your whole company shines.

A fresh coat of paint may seem like an unnecessary expense, but it’s an investment that pays off through increased brand awareness, customer loyalty, employee satisfaction and an overall boost to your professional image. This year, make repainting your CAT machinery a priority. Your business and community relationships will reap the benefits for years to come.

FAQ: CAT Spray Paint Questions Answered

Why should I repaint my CAT equipment?

There are several benefits to repainting your CAT machinery:

  • Protect the metal: A fresh coat of paint protects the metal underneath from rust, corrosion, and weather damage. This helps prevent costly repairs down the road and keeps your equipment in working order.
  • Increase the resale value: If you plan to sell your CAT equipment, a new paint job can increase the resale value. Buyers will pay more for a machine that looks well-maintained.
  • Improve appearance: A new paint colour or design can give your equipment an updated, professional look. This is especially important if you use your machinery for commercial purposes. Your equipment is a reflection of your business!
  • Customise for your needs: You can choose a paint colour and finish that suits your needs. Want high visibility for safety? Choose a bright colour. Need to blend into the environment? Go for an earthy, camouflage tone. The options are endless.

Colour-Matching CAT Yellow Paint

If you want to repaint your CAT machinery in the famous yellow, APT Spray Painting can give you an exact colour match. We utilise leading colour-matching technology to provide you with an exact match as the store-bought colour.

That applies to everything. We can match any colour for your heavy machinery paint job. When you trust APT Spray Painting to handle your job, the sky’s the limit! We can expertly match brand colours, factory colours and a range of other high-vis finishes!

Bring Your CAT Machine Into APT Spray Painting

So there you have it, five solid reasons why giving your CAT equipment a fresh coat of paint should be high on your to-do list this year. A new paint job will make your machinery look as good as new, protect it from the elements, increase its lifespan and resale value, and give your business a professional image. The benefits far outweigh the costs and hassle. What are you waiting for? Get in touch with APT Spray Painting and ask about our painting and refurbishment services. Your machinery, and your business, will thank you for it. A splash of colour can go a long way.