Since a vehicle’s body and painting work can be very expensive it is reasonable to think through all the steps before starting to spend all your money – think through your expectations and budget. We have repaired and restored many different vehicles and we believe that the real craftsmen improve with every job they do. So, put us to the test!
If an accident occurs and parts of the car, either plastic or metal, get damaged, a question arises, what to do? Any bolted or screwed fenders, doors, gates and bumpers can be easily replaced, structural and welded parts can be straightened or replaced. Straightening can be a better solution for the car than replacing the parts, when modern methods are applied. Of course, it all depends on the extent of the damage. The protective galvanized layer that gets damaged by heating is covered with a protective anti-corrosion substance, all the outer connecting surfaces and sealants remain original. All in all, it takes less time and various spare parts (e.g. disassembly/assembly of the windows, glue and sealant and so on), also it saves money for spare parts.
And, of course, we cannot forget about the smaller, but not at all less important, connecting surfaces from which a corrosion can start spreading, especially considering our hectic and humid climate.
Restoring plastic details might be easier than it first seems. Also, some sports model’s spare parts are often hard to get or very expensive, so it’s a lot smarter to repair them.
It’s often said that painting works are unreasonably expensive. We would like to pause on that topic for a second and explain the pricing factors of paint work.
In most cases it is impossible to just paint a certain part of the detail because the edge of the overpainted part will be clearly visible. This means that the detail needs to be either removed from the vehicle and dismantled into smaller pieces (e.g. bumpers) or removing mouldings, door handles, mirrors, etc. This, in turn, means extra labour and material cost (double sided adhesive tape for installing mouldings, inevitably breaking dowels). In addition, even the smallest dents and any corrosion needs to be removed before the car painter can start his job.