Posts Tagged ‘scratch repair’

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

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

Panel scratch in Enfield

January 13, 2014

This scratch on the rear was caused by a vandal overnight. The scratch itself stretches over the rear tailgate and rear wing on the car. The area to be sprayed was quite large due to the location of the damage. All this was fixed within 3 hours of us turning up.

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DIY Mistakes

January 7, 2013

Most jobs that we carry out are straight forward and simple such as bumper scuffs, scratches, dents and chips, on the occasion we do get to repair more varied types of damage such as in this case of a DIY job gone wrong.

This customer lived in north London and had a scratch on the door edge of his silver car, he decided to repair the scratch himself.  The filling and prep work had been done to a good standard (but that’s the easy part) but the hardest part (painting blending and lacquering) was yet to come. Without all the correct equipment, materials and training it’s virtually impossible to paint and lacquer the repair to a satisfactory finish which he found out. He eventually admitted defeat and called our mobile scratch repair service to come to North London and fix what he had done. Below are photos of the damage and the subsequent repair.

Scratch Damage

Car Body Repairs 4 Less repaired the problem

If you have a scratch on your car and are thinking of repairing the damage yourself, make sure you have all the equipment and materials for the job for it could end up costing you more to fix if you make mistakes. Send us your photos and we will give you a quote on sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk or fill out or Car Body Repair Quote form

Car Scratch Repair Cost

December 30, 2012

To work out an accurate price for a car scratch repair depends on what panel or panels that need to be repaired, the severity of damage and size of the area that needs to be sprayed. If you send us a photo of your car scratch damage we can work out a cost and get back to you within 24 hours. You can do these 3 different ways.

1. Email. Take a few photos of the affected area, a close up to give us an idea of severity and then a wide shot so we can see the size of area that needs to be sprayed. Then send them to sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk you will have a reply within 24 hours.

2. SMS. Take the photos as above then text them to 07966799721. This method is the quickest, we can reply to you within an hour.

3. Fill out our form. You can fill out our Car Body Repair Form and upload your photos from there. We will contact you within 24 hours on receipt of your request.

Our car scratch repair prices are as accurate as we can make them from the photos that we receive. In a very few cases if the photos are of poor quality or do not show the damage in its entirety, then the cost will be revaluated on site.

If you have difficulties in using the suggested media types to send us photos laid out above then you can always just give us a call on our free phone number 0800 0778832 and when we are in or near your area you live we will pop round and give you a quote on the car scratch damage in person.

There are some instances when car body repairs 4 less will not be able to repair s scratch such as:

1. The scratch is the full length of the car
This can be a problem for we use a SMART repair technique which means that the area we can repair is limited to a size.

2. The scratch is on a bonnet
Most bonnet scratches no matter how small will probably need the entire bonnet sprayed to blend in the paint due to the size of the panel. This being the case a SMART repair would not suffice and only a body shop would be able to repair this.

3. The scratch is on the roof
It’s the same with the roof as is with the bonnet.

Scratch Repair Hemel Hempstead

July 13, 2012

This scratch on the front driver’s door was caused by a vandal. The customer parked his car in a supermarket car park and whilst he was shopping a kind person decided to run a sharp object down the driver’s door. As you can see form the photo below the resulting scratch removed about 12 centimetres of paint off the door. The customer is based in Hemel Hempstead, he contacted car body Repairs 4 Less via email and sent us through some photos of the damage. We sent back a quote for the scratch within 24 hours, he accepted the price and a date and time for the repair was arrange accordingly.

Scratch Damage Hemel Hempstead

As you can see the scratch is on a flat section of the door, with no areas to blend the paint in other than up to the door trim and to the extremities of the panel.

Finished repair of scratch on front door

The repair took 2 hours to complete and could be driven straight away.

If you have scratches on your car that you would like fixed, contact us for a free quote. You can do this by phone 0800 0778832 or by sending us a photo to sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk or filling out our car body repair quote form.

Key Scratch Repair London

May 27, 2012

This key scratch is on an Audi Q7 and was caused by some vandal running a key down the side of the rear door. The car was based in East London which can sometimes be a night mare to carry out repairs in due to the parking restrictions and traffic congestion, but luckily the customer had a parking area in a quiet road.

Nasty key scratch damage in London

Key Scratch

As you can see the scratch is quite a long scratch that stretches over the full length of the door. The scratch repair was carried out on a warm day that helped with the curing and was completed with 2 hours to a water tight finish.

The scratch repair was completed within 2 hours

All Better Now

As you can see it’s a great repair.