This van got a nasty knock from behind, the black plastic bumper was squished and the back arch was also dented. The door hinge also needed some attention. With some wiggling about to get things back into alignment it was then just a matter of body repair. The black bumper was repaired first, then the white metal on the wing and door was tackled. Once it was completed nobody would ever know, one happy van driver again.
Spent a day going over this car and giving it a make over. It had damage on the front wing, at the bottom of both doors and other various scuffs around all four corners of the bumper.
As we use special plastic paints that can flex and will not peel we can also repair the inside of a car such as the upholstery. This works in a similar fashion to a repair made to a plastic trim found on doors and bumpers. Using this technique a repair was made to this handbrake upholstery module which had something nasty split over it.
Worked on a classic 1936 Ford Austin to repair some rusty areas specifically around the trims. As we use cellulose based paints we could easily match the colour and also spray a shiny coat on without the need for lacquer. This helps keep the car as original as possible.
This was an interesting job to do as the van had damage on both the wheel arch and the door. Usually a door repair is outside the scope of SMART repair, but the damage was very much on the far right and not breaching into the middle of the door.
A common problem with a Ford Focus are rusty lower wheels arches. However, they are easy to repair and blend.
Ford KA rust around the petrol cap is very common, though we can not guarantee rust it can be repaired and paint matched and blended out.
Plastic headlights are becoming the norm and unfortunately they are often forgotten about when cleaning cars. UV light from the sun can often cause them to slowly fade and become yellow, giving a fog-like look. Eventually this will not only effect your night-time visibility from your lights, but can even fail its M.O.T. However these lights can often be buffed up with special compounds and polished to give a nice shiny surface again.
Stone chips can happen anywhere and hitting an aluminium window trim can cause the chip to easily rust and bubble up.
Some door damage can be fixed, but this greatly depends on location, colour and if the door has a trim. In this example the damage to the door is beyond what a SMART repair is, however, being white the door and arch was able to be repaired.