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Repairing dents and scratches

I have three teenage children, so our second car is constantly getting scratched and dents. I can't take it in every week to get repaired so I need to have a good relationship with my local auto body repairer. They know me really well, and they give me some little decant pots so I can at least do some small repairs at home to make sure the car body doesn't get damaged while I'm waiting to get into the auto painters. This blog is all about avoiding car damage when there isn't time to get small dents and scratches repaired.

Are You in Need of Smash Repair Service? Panel Beating Process for Your Car

Car accidents can be shocking and upsetting, but luckily with modern safety features, many people are likely to walk away unharmed. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for your car, especially if it ends up needing extensive smash repairs. Whether it's your first car or you've owned several cars over the years, being in an accident is no fun, and you might not know what to do in the immediate aftermath.  

Dents are scratches will make your car look unsightly and lower its costs, so your first step should be ensuring that you get the correct repairs. Whether or not the accident was your fault, seeking smash repairs from a professional panel beating service will help your car get back to its previous condition in less than a week or so. 

Here's everything you need to know about panel beating repairs when seeking honest are reliable services at a reasonable cost. 

Car Assessment 

The very first step to panel beating is having your car and its repairs assessed correctly. This prevents hidden cosmetic damage and guarantees an accurate cost estimate and timely repairs. 

Metal Stretching and Realignment 

Stretching the metal back into shape by heating and denting the affected area is the first step to fixing the damage. A blow torch and a special harmer are used to restore the panel to its original shape, including contours. 


After the panel is stretched and realigned, welding is sometimes necessary if two metal pieces require to be joined together. As usual, the process is localised to the problem area using a welding flame to melt the workpieces together, and once cooled, the panels become one strong joint that ensures a strong vehicle structure. 

Putty Fillers, Panel Sanding and Spray Painting 

Once the panels meet the required specifications of shape and safety, putty may sometimes be used not only for cosmetic holes and dents but also for the car's structural integrity. 

Once the filler is prepared and laid on the panels, sanding is necessary for finely shaping and smoothing the area in preparation for spray painting. Once sanding is complete, the panels are spray-painted and further realignment occurs to ensure the car is appropriately realigned. 

As you can see, panel beating is a complex process and requires the highest quality repair work to restore your vehicle's structural damage. Choosing a highly qualified specialist will restore your car to its former glory by using genuine parts, paints and quality workmanship.

For more information about smash repairs, contact a local panel beating service.