Archive for September, 2012

New Seat Burn Repair System

September 30, 2012

Car Body Repairs 4 Less have been carrying out seat burn repairs in Hertfordshire, Essex and North London for the past 10 years, the systems that we use for this service have not change significantly over that period of time. The process of a seat burn repair involves matching up the fibres of the seat by mixing base colours together, placing high tack adhesive glue within the burn itself and then finishing it off with a top coat of glue and a sprinkling of fibres to blend it in. The basic technique described above has one major drawback, the need for a power supply. This requirement restricts where a seat burn can be repaired, so if you leave your car more than 25 metres from a power source or its in a car park the job cannot be carried out, but things are about to change.

The new seat burn repair system that Car Body Repairs 4 Less are using is the most up to date there is with one major advantage there is no need for a power supply so repairs can be carried out anywhere with no restrictions.  We have been using this for the past month and have found that its already proven its worth, its opened up more opportunities where the previous system didn’t and is small enough to be carried around so even if we can’t park close to the vehicle which needs the repair as long as its it walking distance the job is still on.

Below are some examples of the repairs carried out by this new seat burn system.

Seat burn on edge of main section of seat

Seat burn repaired within 20 min

Car Scratch Repairs

September 10, 2012

Car scratches are one of the most popular types of damage that we repair, for they can occur all over the body work from wings and doors to bonnets and roofs. Fixing them can be a tricky affair for all scratches are different and the placing of them on car panels can be varied. Most scratches on cars are caused by unintentional non malicious means such as passing too close to branches or with keys while opening the car door. Some are more malicious like vandalism while others more accidental like impacting with another car or object.

Repairing scratches can be achieved by respraying a localised area or by touching them in, which technique is used depends upon the severity of scratch and its position. For example light scratches are best removed by not spraying for its cheaper and more efficient using other techniques while deeper scratches like key or bumper scuffs are best sprayed for it’s the only 100% way of repairing them its more costly but a better finish is guaranteed.

Below is an example of a light scratch that can be removed without the need to spray the panel.

Light Scratch

Below is an example of a scratch that is too deep to remove and has to be painted to achieve a good finish.

Deep Scratch

There are some instances where touching in can be a better option for the heaver damage but only in a few circumstances below is an example of this. The customer was trading in the car and needed it to be hidden, he decided to go for the cheaper option to save money. The result achieved its purpose and the customer was over the moon with the result.

Touch in Scratch