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Body Repair & Paint

 
     
 

So what does it take to repair your vehicle properly after an accident? Because of today’s complex vehicles and high-quality paint finishes, technicians need to be properly trained in the entire repair process to achieve complete and safe repairs.


If your vehicle was hit hard in the collision, we use a measuring system that checks specific points of your vehicle structure against dimensions provided by the vehicle or equipment manufacturer.

We also measure your vehicle several times during the repair process to make sure it is within the recommended tolerances.

In most cases, this tolerance is a strict as three millimeters – the thickness of three dimes. Some vehicles today require a tolerance no greater than one millimeter.

Whenever appropriate, original parts are repaired. Severely damaged parts need to be replaced. Our technicians can repair sheet metal and plastic so that it can be difficult, if not impossible, to find any indication of damage.

 
     
 



After repairs are complete, the vehicle is ready to be painted. The areas to be painted are first prepared.

Repaired areas are finely sanded, primer and corrosion protection products are applied and areas that won’t be painted are “masked off” and protected.

We then use a paint mixing system to mix the paint that will match your vehicle’s finish. A paint code on your vehicle provides the starting point, but generally requires a trained eye to match the paint to your vehicle.

Often, paint will require "blending," a technique used to facilitate matching the color of your car. The paint is sprayed inside a spray booth designed to keep dust and other contaminants off the new finish.


Once the painting is complete, the vehicle is reassembled with all trim pieces, decals, and stripes. If any new glass is needed, it is usually installed at this point. The wheel alignment will also be checked if the collision damage was severe, if the vehicle spun, or if a tire, wheel, or suspension parts were damaged in the collision. This helps to catch any potential problems with the steering and suspension parts.

Finally, your vehicle is taken to the detailing area for a thorough interior and exterior cleaning. Any minor imperfections in the new paint surface will be removed by polishing and buffing. A final inspection ensures that all work meets our standards of excellence and the final paperwork is prepared for the vehicle owner and involved insurer.