25/01/2023 0 Comments
Car Repairs: Your Questions Answered
Mallow Accident Repair Centre Ltd is one of Cork's longest-established crash repairs and paintwork repair companies. With six decades of experience within the company, we have repaired and resprayed just about every type of vehicle. Whether the car has been involved in a crash or a minor fender bender, we can make the vehicle new again.
As such, we often answer questions on car repairs and resprays. Therefore, we have compiled some of the more common questions we get and added them to this blog. If you have more questions, then please get in contact with our garage today.
How do you repair scratches on a car?
There are different ways in which we repair scratches on a car. One standard method is by using a paint touch-up. This involves matching the colour of the car's paint and using a small brush or pen to apply the paint to the scratched area. Another method is using a process called "paintless dent repair" (PDR), where dents and scratches are removed by massaging the metal from behind the panel using specialised tools. A third method is repainting the entire panel or the whole car if the scratch is severe or widespread.
How do you repair rust on the car?
There are several ways that we repair rust on a car. One standard method is using a process called "metal finishing" or "panel beating", where the rust is removed by sanding or grinding the affected area and then reshaping the metal using specialised tools. Another method is using a process called "rust conversion", which involves applying a chemical treatment that converts the rust into a stable compound that can be painted over. If the rust is severe or widespread, the affected panel or body part may need to be replaced. It's also essential to address the root cause of rust, which is often caused by moisture and salt, so the garage may also recommend measures to prevent rust from forming in the future, such as regular washing and waxing, rust-proofing or undercoating.
How does a professional garage repair peeling paint on the car?
A professional garage can repair peeling paint on a car in several ways. One standard method is by using a process called "painting" or "repainting", where the peeling paint is removed by sanding or scraping the affected area and then applying new paint. This method is typically used when the peeling car paint is widespread or is accompanied by other damage, such as rust or dents. Our garage will also assess the root cause of the paint peeling and make recommendations to prevent it from happening again.
How do you repair a dent in a car?
A professional garage can repair a dent in a car using a process called "paintless dent repair" (PDR). PDR is a method of removing marks from the body of a vehicle without disturbing the original paint. We use custom tools to massage the metal from behind the panel, carefully pushing it back into its original shape. This process is done by accessing the backside of the dent, usually from the inside of the vehicle, and pushing the metal back into place. We will then inspect the panel from different angles to ensure that the dent has been fully removed and that the panel is in the proper shape. Once we're satisfied with the repair, the vehicle is ready for delivery.
If you have more questions, please get in touch with our mallow-based professional car repair garage today. We are available for repairs now.