Dented Wing Repair in Watford Hertfordshire

August 11, 2016

This customer was based in Watford Hertfordshire and had his car scuffed by getting too close to a post while parking. The damage as you can see front the photos below had dented the front wheel arch on the wing and badly scuffed the front corner of the bumper. The customer found our details from our website Car Body Repairs 4 Less and sent us plenty of photos by email to quote for the repair.

The customer received our quote and was more than happy for us to carry out the repair on his car. We arrived late on the day around 3pm and had the job completed by 5:30pm.

Scuff on front wing Watford

Repair front wing Watford

If you have a scuff on your cars front wing and live in or around the Watford area and need a quote, give us a call on 08000778832 or email us some photos for a free no obligation quote.

Warped Bumper Repair Saffron Walden

July 14, 2016

 

Most of the time if you manage to scuff your bumper the only type of damage you would normally get is a few scratches or a scuff over the impact area. In this case the customer caught her bumper on a low protruding post that latched it self on to the rear bumper corner wheel arch edge and warped and twisted the bumper plastic. Its one of the most hardest types of repairs to carry out for its not just a case of filling and spraying but also reshaping the warped part and getting the angles right for the next stage of preparation.

As you can see the far edge of the bumper has been badly pushed in and a large amount of plastic has been ripped off the edge of the panel.

This customer was selling her car and had been quoted over £300 for the repair, which we carried out for £120. This Audi was ready to put up for sale as soon as we were finished putting it back to showroom condition.

This customer was based in Saffron Walden in Essex near the Cambridge boarder. We had previously carried out work for another customer who lived in the same road so it was a recommendation that got us this job.

We arrived nice and early to carry out the work and within 2 hours the job was completed.

If you have a warped out of shape bumper and need a similar repair call us on 08000778832 or email a photo for a free no obligation quote sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk for more info on Mobile Smart Repair Service see our website

Bumper Scuff on Ford in Barnet North London

July 7, 2016

 

Another driver not watching where he was going, at a set of traffic lights caused this scuff on the rear of a Ford Focus based in Barnet North London. The resultant collision caused the paint to be scuffed and deep cracks created on the rear plastic bumper panel.

This customer had been quoted over £450 to repair the damage by a body shop and he would have lost his car for nearly a week. Instead he found our Mobile Paint Repair service on the Internet and sent us some photos of the damage for a quote. We charged him £140 to repair the damage, which is nearly a third of what a body shop would charge. He was happy to go ahead and a date was arranged for the repair.

The hardest part of this repair was reshaping the bumper where it had been warped. Getting the shape right at the preparation stage is key to a good finish so extra care and attention was taken to get the right angles when filling the panel with plastic padding.

The total time taken from arriving at the customer house in Barnet North London and finishing the repair on the Ford Focus took slightly over 2 hours in total.

If you have damage on your car and need a quote or you live in Barnet North London area and need a similar repair on your bumper corner give us a call on 0800 0778832 or email us some photos of the repair for a free no obligation quote on sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk

Scratch Repair in Loughton Essex

June 24, 2016

Colliding with a low bollard in a supermarket car park caused this light scuff on the lower front bumper corner. The damage on the off side lower bumper is only slight and covers a small area on that section. This customer was based in Loughton Essex and could not afford to lose his car to get it fixed so he called us. We came to the customer’s house in Loughton Essex and carried out the repair work on his drive. The job took a little under two hours and looked like new once completed.

While we were there we also touched in a few stone chips on the bonnet and door edges free of charge. The results of the bumper repair were nothing short of perfect and the customer was very pleased with his finished repair.

This customer contacted us through our website for a quote, if you are in need of a quote on a scuff you might have on your bumper and live within the areas we cover (Hertfordshire, Essex and London) give us a call on 0800 0778832 for a free no obligation quote.

Loughton scuff

Light scuff on lower bumper corner

Loughton repair

Repaired in under 2 hours

Smart Repair on a Ferrari

May 22, 2016

We carry out Smart Repairs on all types of vehicles but this has to be my favourite. It’s a bumper scuff low down on the front end of a Ferrari F149 California. This customer lived in North West London and scuffed his car on a high kerb around the corner from his house. He had originally taken it to Ferrari for an estimate and was shocked to find out that the repair was over £850. We were recommended to him by one of his close friends who we had carried out work for previously.

The damage was not as bad as Ferrari had made out, you didn’t need to replace the bumper, which Ferrari had advised, it was just a simple scuff repair like those we carry out on a day to day basis on every other car. Luckily the customer had adequate cover for it had been raining and was pretty windy most of the day.

The job took us just under 2 hours and just required a small amount of finishing filler for some of the deeper bumper scratches.

smart repair on performance car

Scuff on lower bumper corner

As you can see the damage is quite superficial

Ferrari Smart Repair

Perfect repair every time.

If you live in north West London like this customer or you have a similar type of damage on your performance car and don’t wish to pay through the nose for a repair call us on 08000778832 or email us some photos for a no obligation free quote sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk

Bumper Paint Repair Stevenage

May 14, 2016

Some car colours can be harder to spray than others, yellow and gold are possible the hardest to match and the hardest to blend in. Even a brand new yellow or gold car that has been sprayed at the manufacturing plant can look slightly different from panel to panel so just imagine how hard it is for a mobile Smart Repair service to try and blend the paint in on the same panel.

This customer in Stevenage had scuffed the car while getting it valeted. The damage couldn’t be in a more difficult place, right on the edge of the bumper joining the rear wing/wheel arch. What made the position of the damage so difficult is that there is virtually no room for us to blend the paint in on the top edge of the bumper. So we had to finish the paint and spray right up to the panel’s edge. We didn’t want to spray the paint and blend over the rear wing so the colour match had to be near enough perfect to keep the repairable are small and on the same panel.

The colour match couldn’t be more perfect so spraying the bumper corner was all that was required. The finish of the bumper scuff repair was back to showroom condition and looked like it never happened in the first place. The job took just under two hours to complete.

Yello Car Scuff

Bumper Paint Damage Stevenage

Yellow car scuff repair

Bumper Repair in Stevenage

If you have a scuff on your car and need it fixing by a smart repair service like ours and live in or around the Stevenage area in Hertfordshire give us a call on 0800 0778832 or visit our website for more information http://www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk

Bumper Paint Repair Essex

March 9, 2016

This customer was based in Wickford in Essex; he had his car damaged while shopping in a well-known supermarket. He returned to his vehicle to find the paint on the front near side bumper corner scuffed and scratched. Whoever had scuffed his bumper did not leave a note or contact details so he had to either go through his insurance or have it repaired privately. Using his insurance was not an option due to the high excess he had to pay and the quotes he was getting from body shops were extortionate. He found our details on the Internet and sent us some photos for a bumper repair quote. We quoted him £120 inclusive of all charges to have the scuff repaired and he was over the moon, a date and time were set for us to come over to him and carry out the repairs out side his house.

Bumper Scuff Repair Wickford

Scuff on near side bumper corner

As you can see the bumper paint has been scuffed off over a wide area of the bumper corner. The scratches required some filling due to their depth. The hardest part of the bumper repair was blending in the paint. Silver metallic can be quite tricky especially the older the car is, but with over 12 years experience behind us we made light work of that one.

Bumper Paint Repair Essex

Repair took around 2 hours to complete at customers house

The Paintwork repair on the front bumper took us just under 2 hours to complete and looks like new. The customer was not expecting the result to be as good as it was. He thought that where our prices are far less than body shops the final result would not be as good.

This customer was based in Wickford in Essex but if you live in any other town or village within Essex or Hertfordshire and need a similar mobile bumper repair give us a call on 08000778832 or email us some photos for a no obligation free quote sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk

Cheap Car Body Repairs

February 29, 2016

At Car Body Repairs 4 Less we are not only local, efficient and friendly but also cheap. We provide Cheap Car Body Repairs for Hertfordshire Essex and North London. If you have any minor collision damage such as a bumper scuff, key scratch, seat burn, stone chip or a dent that you need fixing and your not prepared to pay over the odds for the repair at a body shop, give us a call. We provide a mobile service that is cheap efficient, friendly and local to you.

A great example on how we can provide such a cheap car body repair service is that we are mobile so very low overheads, a typical bumper scuff would cost around £120 and can be fixed within a couple of hours, while a body shop would charge you near on £400 for the same repair.

The key to us being able to provide this cheap car body repair service is all down to the ability to spray small areas. What I mean is that for a standard scuff on any panel a body shop would spray the whole panel and even up the adjoining panels to blend it in regardless if it needed spraying or not. They make up huge amounts of paint use lots of lacquer and take a long time to complete the repairs which all adds to the cost. What we do is only spray the effected area and not the whole component. By doing this we dramatically reduce the materials we use and keep the repair time down to a minimum so saving costs on both fronts. If you think that all this cost saving would have an impact on the final result, then take a look at the examples below of completed jobs.

Bumper Scuff Example

Bumper Repair Damage

Bumper scuff on Fiat in Finchley North London

We only needed to spray a quarter of the bumper to blend in this one.

Key Scratch Example

Scratch Damage Hemel Hempstead

Dent Repair Example

Dented Scuff Enfield

The paint was blended up the wing, so no need to take the paint edge to edge.

Some customers we talk to seam even put off with out low our prices are for repairs. But the results defiantly speak for them self’s. For more information on our Cheap Car Body Repair Service or if you wish to receive a quote for some damage on your car see www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk for more details.

Stone Chip Repair

February 17, 2016

Keeping your car safe and protecting them from Stone Chips is one of the most difficult things to do, and neigh on impossible. You can keep your vehicle covered at all times even drive slower on the motorway even this wont stop them. All you can do is reduce the chance of them by monitoring how you drive and take care of your car. But even if you were as vigulent over your automobile as you could be, this still wont stop someone driving over a stone in front of you and cant prevent the stone being thrown back in your direction.

No one wants a stone chip on his or her car especially if its new or just been cleaned and polished. So if you have just seen a chip on your vehicle you should know the possible options you can choose for the repair.

Stone Chip Damage Romford Essex

Stone Chip on door

Stone Chip Touch in

This type of stone chip repair is the more basic type of the three you could choose and is also the most cost effective. The stone chip in question is first cleaned and dried then a protective solution is then applied which prevents rust. Once dried a layer of primer is added followed by paint then lacquer. All these layers from the protective solution up to the lacquer are applied using a fine brush with no spray work. A basic Stone Chip Repair can be completed within 1 hour at your home or place of work. The finish is not a perfect one and can be seen on closer inspection. But for the price you pay and considering you could get another stone chip from driving around the corner well worth the money.

Stone Chip Repair Essex

Stone Chip Touched in. Its cheap and cost effective but not perfect finish

Local Respray

This is a more involved process that requires the chip to be flattened off then filled. Once dried, a primer is added, followed by the paint then lacquer. Its very similar to the method above but all processes are applied using a HVLP spray gun. The advantage of this is that you can blend in the paint and lacquer, which gives a seamless finish that is not noticeable to the naked eye even at closer inspection. The cost for this type of stone chip repair is greater than the method above but the results are better and this can be carried out at your home or place of work. The only down side is that you can only really have localised resprays on bumpers, wings and doors and not bonnets, the area is just to large to blend in.

Bumper scratch repair in hertfordshire

Stone Chip on Bumper

Bumper Scratch Repaired

After a local respray its invisible

Panel Respray

This would be the most costly of the three. It involves the whole panel being resprayed. This technique is only really carried out in body shops for which you would have to take your car to. The results are like new but considering it’s only a stone chip is it really worth the cost to spray your whole panel? I would say yes if it’s completely pebble dashed with them but just for the odd few a complete waste of money.

So if you are thinking of a stone chip repair think about the possible repair methods and what one is right for you.

If you have photos of the chips on your car you can email them to us for a free no obligation quote sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk we cover Hertfordshire, Essex and North London. For more info see www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Dent Repair Ware

February 8, 2016

The customer reversing into another object while trying to park caused this dent on the rear tailgate of a ford focus based in Ware Hertfordshire. As you can see from the photos below the dent is located on the off side rear tailgate between the window and rear wing.

Mobile Dent Repair Ware

Dent on Tailgate Ware Hertfordshire

The car was a lease hire vehicle that was due to go back the following week. The customer did not want to pay the £500 excess to get it fixed through his insurance so he gave us a call. We were local to Ware and got to him within a week. After assessing the damage we quoted him just over £200 to fix the dent damage, he agreed and the job went ahead.

The hardest part of the repair was getting the curved shape back from the window edge to the edge of the tailgate closest to the wing. After a lot of banging and clattering and a smidgen of filler the desired shape was achieved. All that was left was painting and lacquering.

The photo below shows the finished article. As you can see the dent is almost perfect, and passed the lease car inspection with flying colours.

Dent Repair Ware

Repair of Dent in Ware Hertfordshire

If you live within Ware Hertfordshire and you need a local mobile dent repair service, give us a call or email us some photos of the damage for a quick quote. sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk or text photos to 07966799721


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