Posts Tagged ‘scuff’

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

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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

 

 

Large Dented Scuff Repair Hatfield

September 20, 2013

This customer contacted us after she had scraped her car while trying to park next to a brick wall, as you can see from the photo below the rear wing has been dented and scuffed as a result of the collision. The damage itself is on the verge of being a body shop repair due to the severity of the impact, the customer had been quoted over £500 to have it fixed at a body shop. We quoted her under £200 to repair the rear wing on her car, she accepted and off we went.

Wing damage on car in Hatfield Hertfordshire

As you can see the damage is quite bad.

Damage fixed on wing in Hertfordshire

The whole job was completed in just under 3 hours with the customer over the moon with the final result.
If you have similar type damage on your car and you need it fixed contact us on 0800 0778832 or email us a photo at sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk for more information

Bumper Scuff Repair in Essex

July 15, 2013

As you can see from the photo the damage is located on the front off side bumper corner. The damage was caused by another vehicle that hit the car at low speed which caused the scuffing over the wheel arch section of the cars front bumper. Our mobile service got to the customer within 7 days of the original enquiry, the job took just under an hour and a half and could be driven straight away. Due to the summer heat the job was finished early than expected because the drying time for the paint and lacquer was dramatically reduced.

Bumper Scuff Damage West Hornden

As you can see there are scuffs all along the wheel arch section of the bumper.

Bumper scuff repair Essex

The repair took under two hours and looked good as new on completion. If you have a knock or scuff on your car and need it repaired then send us a photo of the damage for a free no obligation quote.

Dent and Scuff Repair Enfield

May 21, 2013

This scuff and dent on the rear of a ford focus 2002 was caused by a relative of the customer who reversed into the back of her car while trying to pull out of a school car park. As you can see from the photo below the damage is quite extensive. This customer contacted http://www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk for a quote by texting us a photo of the affected area. We responded within 1 hour with a fixed price for the repair which was accepted and a date and time booked.

Dented Scuff Enfield

As you can see from the damage above the dent is located on the rear near side of the vehicle.  The dent could not be pulled out fully due to its location on the panel, so a mixture of PDR and filling had to be used.

Dent Repair Enfield

The whole job from start to finish took a total of 3 hours and was drivable straight away. The customer was very happy with the result.

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

How To Prevent Scuffs While Parking

July 23, 2012

When there’s not much room to park your car and manoeuvring is difficult it is sometimes inevitable that you might scuff it. It’s usually the bumper that gets scuffed first then the wings. Most car body scuffs are caused while parking and not from collisions on the road, it’s when someone misjudges the width of their car or that of someone else’s when accidents like bumper scuffs can happen. It’s virtually impossible to prevent a scuff from occurring we can only reduce the possibility of an impact.

How to prevent bumper scuffs

80% of scratches on bumpers are caused by parking so try and park in areas away from everyone else and in larger spaces, it might mean an few minutes’ walk to where you are going but will save you money in the process. If you have difficulty when parking in your garage and always seem to catch the bumper, try and place old bits of carpets on the walls or areas where you usually make contact with, this will help prevent the bumper from being scratched.

If you have tried all the techniques above and still seem to get damage then you are either very unlucky or a magnet for trouble. The only fool proof way of preventing scuffs that are self inflicted would be to have sensors fitted to both the front and rear bumpers these give you ample notification of an objects distance and proximity to your car.

If you do get a scuff and need it fixed you can fill out our car body repair quote form for a free no obligation quote.

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.