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Alloy Wheel Repair

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Last week we repaired a couple of alloys with nasty scrapes around the edge!

Scuffing your wheels on the kerb is all too easy, unfortunately repairing the damage is not quite as easy!

In order to repair these wheels the first job is break the bead on the tyre to give us room to work (aka, pop the tyre off the rim). It’s left in place while painting. Here’s a picture of it in process;

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Although it’s difficult to tell, in this picture the damage on the alloy has been sanded back and filled. Once the filler is dry, we shape it so that the repair blends in.

 

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This picture the alloy after is has been primed and then repainted. Shiney!

 

 

And here’s the finished article, back on the car!

Give us a call for an estimate if you have alloys that need bringing back up to scratch.

 

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Scuffed Wheel Arch Repair

Wheel Arch Scuff Repair

Here’s some pictures of a small bodywork job we did last week.

The customer came in with a small amount of damage to the wheel arch area of the wing and bumper. Fortunately, the damage wasn’t too deep meaning that we didn’t need to spend too much time shaping it.

So we flatted back the damaged and surrounding area and gave a small skim of filler to take out any irregularities left. Once this was dry and shaped we added primer, then paint and finally a coat of lacquer.

This left the car with a shiny new coat of paint!

A small repair like this takes around 6 hours. If you have a scuff you want repaired, you can give us a call for an estimate.

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Bumper Corner Repair

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One of the body work repairs we do most often is a bumper corner repair. Corners are easily scuffed, scratched or dented so this is quite a common repair.

IMG-20180326-WA0001.jpgThis particular car was slightly more tricky. Although the damage wasn’t too bad and didn’t require much shaping, this corner was repaired by us previously which means we need to be more thoughtful about the prep stage to ensure the re-repaired corner looks as good as it can when we were finished.

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We started, as usual by sanding back the panel. This corner needed taking back to almostĀ metal before we could progress because of the previousĀ  repair work done. It takes a little more time to do but is worth it in the long run. Once stripped back there was a little shape work needed so the damage was filled, let to dry then sanded in the correct shape.

Then it was a case of the usual, primer, paint and lacquer, to give us a great finish!

You’d never know it had been repaired twice!

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Beware the car wash!

Whether it was because it was faulty, a problem with the aftermarket part or it had just had a bad day, a poor customer last week had it spoiler ripped off by a car wash!

Dramatic, I know. Imagine the noise that would have made :-0

Take a look at the poor Ka when it arrived. Yeowch!

To put it back together, we first had to remove the leftover bits from the old, torn off unit and check for any other damage. Then we painted the new spoiler to match the rest of the car.

After touching up the final little bits of damage done by the car wash, we fitted the newly painted spoiler! Take a look at the finished article.

One happy customer.

And… if you have an aftermarket spoiler, maybe settle for a bucket and sponge next time it needs a wash!