04 Jun, 19

Car Paint Repairs In London

Car Body Paint Repairs In LondonHowever much we try and look after our vehicles, at some point they are bound to get a little wear and tear, especially if they are being driven frequently. While you may be a very careful driver, other people on the road may not be so mindful.

Some just aim to get from A to B, not caring about the havoc they may cause on the way. Some car paint chips here and little bumper scuffs there won’t faze them! But you could get a slight scratch in your paintwork and it would leave you feeling faint.

At Bodyteq, we have noticed an increase in the number of enquiries for car paint repair, specifically dent repairs, car paint chip repairs and scratch repair services. Therefore, we’ve created this article to address some commonly asked questions, in the hope that it helps you.

What Are Some of the Common Causes of Paint Damage?

It’s useful to be aware of the possible causes of paint damage, aside from the most common ones, such as you’ve scratched it yourself or a careless driver has scuffed your vehicle in a parking lot. Some of the other causes are:
  • Stone Chips: If you’re driving at high speeds, little stones and pebbles can be flicked back from the vehicles in front and can leave marks in your paintwork.
  • Bird Droppings: Not only are these unpleasant to look at, but they can also cause a substantial amount of damage to your paintwork. The acidity of these droppings can slowly corrode your wax coating, leaving your paintwork vulnerable to damage as well.
  • Sun Damage: Similar to how sun rays can be harmful to your skin, over time, the sun can cause your car’s paintwork to fade and peel. This is why people keep classic cars under a cover or in a garage to protect the paint finish!
These are just a few of the many culprits of paint damage and if you’re curious to know the others, check out our article – Common Paintwork Damage: Problems & Solutions

What Happens If You Don’t Repair Paint Damage?

Car Body Paint Damage RepairsIf you leave deep paint scratches and chips untreated for a long period of time, you run the risk of the issue becoming more than just cosmetic related. Though a paint finish is there to make the car look good, it also has the job of protecting the metal underneath from getting damaged. Therefore, if the metal is exposed, it could lead to oxidation and in turn, rusting.

Rust is any car’s biggest nightmare, which is why you should always act quickly with paintwork repairs. Whether it is car scratch repair or stone chip repairs, it is better to deal with them now rather than having to fork out a tonne of money for rust removal!

How Much Does It Cost To Repair Damaged Car Paint?

In order to provide an estimation of the car paint repair cost, your vehicle will need to be examined. To elaborate, the extent of the paint damage needs to be assessed and we need to determine what will be the most suitable repair service. For example, if you are specifically looking for car paint scratch repair, then we will need to see how deep the scratch is, how much of the panel it has affected, whether we can easily carry out colour matching, etc.

If booking your vehicle in for an evaluation is too much hassle for just a quote, another option is that you could fill in our quick online form. If you choose to do this, you will need to provide your vehicle registration number and attach photographs of the damage on your vehicle, so that we will be able to clearly see what needs repairing.

At Bodyteq, we ensure that our services are high quality and furthermore, we comply with strict Thatcham Approved Repair methods. This means that any of the repairs we do will meet & exceed manufacturer specifications. Moreover, any paint repairs that we carry out, except rust repairs, will come with a 5-year paint guarantee.

Do you Offer Smart Repairs?

If you’re unaware of what smart repairs are, the acronym stands for small, medium area repair technologies. Essentially, if you take your car to a traditional body shop, you could end up leaving your vehicle for a day or two just for a minor repair. Whereas if you go to a body shop that offers SMART repairs, they could possibly do the repair in a few hours. You could say it’s because they work smarter; instead of repairing the whole panel just for some minor damage, they just repair the damaged area.

For example, if you have a small cluster of paint scratches or paint swirls, a smart repair will concentrate on restoring the affected area and in turn, have it looking showroom ready at just a fraction of the price. An advantage of smart repairs is that they are classed as more environmentally friendly, mainly due to the lower usage of paint and products during the repair process and less waste produced.

While they are great, smart repairs may not always be the most suitable solution, as it depends on the extent of the damage to your vehicle. However, there’s no need to worry, our trained vehicle assessors will make this decision when they inspect your vehicle.

Do You Offer Paint Repair Services Near Me?

Bodyteq is situated in Greenwich, London and we’ve noticed that customers travel from different areas for our large variety of body shop services. If you’re experiencing issues with damaged paintwork, from deep scratches to even rust repair, either fill in our online form or book in with us today, by calling 0207 998 4712.

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