Posts Tagged ‘scratch’

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

Advertisements

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 Scuff Repair In Ware Hertfordshire

March 19, 2014

This scuff on the front section of a BMW in Ware in Hertfordshire was caused by a large van that got too close to the front of the customers car while parking. The damage looks worse on the photo than it actually is, most of the scratches on the corner are superficial with only a few deep scratches on the edges. The colour is a nice grey which blended in easily and with the weather being nice and warm for a change the job was completed within 2 hours. The customer could not believe the finished result and said she would recommend our services in a heart beat.

Bumper Scuff Ware

Bumper Damage on car in Ware Hertfordshire

 

 

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.

20140113-155419.jpg

20140113-155433.jpg

Seal Scratch and dent Repair Ilford

January 7, 2014

This scuff and dent on the off side lower seal was caused by turning to late on to a driveway. The damage had to be knocked out and filled. The whole job took less than 3 hours in total. If you have any scuffs or scrapes on your car then call us on 08000778832 for a free quote or see http://www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk for more info.

20140107-104329.jpg

20140107-104346.jpg

Bumper Scuff in Harlow

February 27, 2013

This scratch located on the rear bumper corner was caused by another driver not watching where they were going. The customer sent us some photos via email, to which we replied within 24 hours with a fixed price. A date was booked for the work to be carried out.

bumper scrtch

As you can see the scratches are located on the wheel arch section of the bumper area. The paint had to be blended up to the start of the wing and around the bumper curve.

bumper scuff

The damage was repaired within 2 hours and looked great. The customer was over the moon and had no idea that the finished article would look as good as it did. If you have a scuff or a scrape and live in the Herts Essex or London areas call us on 0800 0778832 or email us a photo at http://www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk/CarBodyRepairQuote.html

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.

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

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.

Most Popular Repairs

July 6, 2012

Over the past month Car Body Repairs 4 Less have repaired numerous cars all over Hertfordshire, Essex and London, in that time we have kept a record of the most popular types of repairs we have been asked to repair, they are the following:

Bumper Scratch Repairs

The most popular repair by far is the humble bumper scuff or bumper scratch, These types of damage are usually caused by parking for it’s the out most section of the car that is likely to come in contact with something else whilst parking or manoeuvring. The repair time for a bumper scuff would be between 1-2 hours depending upon severity of damage.

Bumper Scratch Repairs

Vandal Scratch Repairs

This unfortunately is another common type of repair and the second most popular that we have fixed within the last month. They are generally caused by intentional scratching on a cars body work with a sharp object such as a key, knife or blade. They can be a bit trickier to repair than a bumper scuff mentioned above, for the repairable area is generally larger which requires more paint, materials and time in order to correct the damage. Repair time for a standard key scratch on a door would take between 2-3 hours to a water tight finish.

Key Scratch Repair

Seat Burn Repairs

More common than you may think but seat burns are a popular type of repair. They are caused by dropping a cigarette in a car whilst smoking. Out of the top three types of repairs seat burns take the shortest time to fix with average repair times between 30min to 1hour. This type of repair was mostly carried out when the customer was selling their car or had just bought it.

Seat Burn Repair

The above mentioned repairs are the most common over a monthly period carried out by Car Body Repairs 4 Less. The next three most popular included door dents, rust repairs and stone chip repairs.