Scratch and Paint Chip Repairs
At Smart Pro we offer a service called SMART repair, which stands for Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques. What this means to you is that we can repair damage to your car for a lower price than a traditional car bodyshop while still giving you a high quality repair. Also, our service is completely mobile so we will come to your home or place of work and repair your car.
It is important to look after your car’s bodywork as it maintains the value of your car. When you come to sell your car many people will believe that a car with good bodywork has been well looked after and maintained to a high standard. It is therefore important to carry out car body repairs as soon as possible.
We only repair the damaged area, which ensures our prices are kept to a minimum. We actually mix all paint on site to ensure we match the exact colour of your car to provide an excellent finish.
Scratch and Paint Chip Repairs
Preparation is the key to an effective repair and our preparation is of the highest quality.
Scratches are particularly visible on dark colours and can often look worse than what they are. With modern cars, lacquer is applied on top of colour coat and often, scratches are confined to the lacquer. Using special abrasives and compounds, Smart Pro can usually remove such scratches without having to resort to fresh paint and lacquer. This means that the original paint work is preserved, the repair takes less time to complete and most importantly to you, the cost is less!
We will always try to remove scratches and dents without resorting to fresh paint and lacquer, but if the scratch is too deep, or the dent cannot be completely removed, the following process is used:
The first stage of the process is to prepare the damaged area by sanding, applying filler if needed and primer, then levelling off to ensure any high spots are removed. The correct paint colour is then applied and dried before the application of several coats of lacquer, which are blended into the surrounding area. The lacquer is dried using infra red lamps which takes 12-15 minutes. Once the repaired area has cooled it is flattened and polished.
Paint chips, caused by stones or other road debris can often be ‘touched in’ using carefully matched paint and lacquer. Whilst this will not create an invisible repair, ‘touching in’ paint chips will prevent the onset of corrosion in and around the affected area.
Areas We Cover
Please find a list below of the areas we cover. If you are unsure whether we cover your area, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Car Body Repairs Surrey and Surrey / Hampshire Border Area
Guildford, Puttenham, Farncombe, Elstead, Thursley, Witley, Chiddingfold, Hascombe, Dunsfold, Ewhurst, Shalford, Godalming, Cranleigh, Shere, West Clandon, Farley Green, Farnham, Fleet, Ewshot, Crondall, Bentley, Wrecclesham, Runfold, Tilford, Frensham, Dockenfield, Churt, Haslemere, Grayshott, Bramshott, Liphook, Fernhurst, Milland, North Chapel, Dorking, East Horsley, Effingham, Mickleham, Buckland, Brockham, Coldharbour, Westcott, Newdigate, Ockley, Reigate, Redhill.
Car Body Repairs West Sussex
Horsham, Southwater, Warnham, Crawley, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Midhurst, Petworth, Easebourne, Duncton, Cocking, Cowfold, Henfield, Bolney, Ansty, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath.