Posts Tagged ‘scratch repairs’

Car Body Repair within 3 Days

December 7, 2012

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Car Repairs within 3 days

There have been numerous times when Car Body Repairs 4 Less have not had the man power or time to fit in jobs that have been urgent , we tend to be booked up for at least 7 days so having the available time for a quick turnaround has been difficult. We used to work additional hours over the weekend including Sundays. So as a result of this we are now offering a new service for those customers who are desperate to have their car body damage repaired as quickly as possible. It starts from the first week in December and consists of a 3 day turnaround from sending us your details to repairing the damage.

How It Works

In order to get your damage repaired ASAP the quoting process needs to be efficient and quick. The best and quickest mode of having a quote would be to send us some photos via Text to 07966 799721 once we have received them we will send you back a price within 1 hour. If you wish to go ahead with the repair then let us know as soon as you can and we will book a date in for the repair within 3 working days.

There are no additional costs for this service and no hidden fees it does exactly what it says on the tin.

As long as you live within the areas we cover car repairs Hertfordshire, Essex and North London we will be able to offer this service to you.

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Why Repair Paint Work Before Winter

November 14, 2012

Most people at some point in there motoring history will have had car body damage on there vehicle, whether accidental or intentional it can be unsightly and if left can get worse. This article will provide you with all reasons you need to get your car body damage repaired before the onset of winter.

Car Repairs in Winter

Winter Weather

There are not many dry days over winter but there are plenty of wet ones not to mention the snow and occasional sub zero temperatures. All these weather conditions can have adverse effects on your cars body work such as the rapid onset of rust and blown paint and lacquer on body panels. Some damage will not be effected by the winter conditions such as light scratches on the exterior and seat burns on the interior but just about everything else will and if left could increase in severity and therefore cost more to fix at a later date. Basically any form of damage that breaks the paint surface such as key scratches, scuffs, kerbing on wheels, stone chips and cracks can all get worse over the winter months if left.

Winter affects

Once the paint work has been broken and the metal is left bare water and salt from the roads can get into the panel and quicken the onset of rust, this is the same with all metal panels. With scuffs and car scratches on plastic panels such as bumpers and some wings the paint will not rust but will over time start to peel if left, which can cause the lacquer layer to be blown peeling layers off a larger area than originally damaged.

Repairs

Acting quickly and having your damage repaired before the winter sets in is vital to keeping your car in its best condition and by doing this you don’t have to worry about rust or peeling paint for your damage will be fully sealed and protected. If you can’t afford to have the repairs carried out straight away or its at an inconvenient time then buy some touch up paint and use it to cover the affected areas, this will give the panels some protection and reduce the possibility of rust or peeling paint.

Quotes

If you wish to have a quote on a car body repair and you live within the areas we cover (Hertfordshire, Essex and London) then you can either email us on sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk or fill out our car body repair quote form on our website www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk

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