Scratch & Dent Repair
Car damage is never ideal to encounter, but thankfully, our Friendship Paint & Body Shop team makes the process smooth and easy. Whether you were in a fender bender that left you with minimal damage or your vehicle has a large scratch from hitting something, we are the best team for the job. Our scratch and dent repairs are designed to restore your car to its prime condition. Our experienced technicians are knowledgeable on the best methods and products for auto repair. We’ll handle your car with professionalism and efficiency.
The tricky aspect of scratch repair is removing the scratch without removing paint. Fortunately, our technicians are well-trained in handling this. There are a few ways to remove scratches, depending on the extent of the damage and if the scratch has reached the primer layer.
Sandpaper: This method only works if the primer hasn’t been damaged. The scratch area will be cleaned and then sprinkled with water. After, sandpaper is applied to the spot to sand the scratch down.
Paint Correction Rubbing Compound: This is used when paint from another car has rubbed off on yours. During accidents, this is a common occurrence. The other car’s paint may rub onto yours, and you need to remove their paint without damaging yours. Fortunately, a paint correction rubbing compound can be used to remove the paint.
Scratch Remover Cloth: This works similarly to sandpaper, using an abrasive cloth to sand down the scratch. This is fairly easy to use and works well.
Scratch Repair Pen: This is another option for filling in the scratch. The liquid is inserted into the scratch, which corrects it back to its original condition. This can only be used with smaller scratches, as larger ones will be obvious when filled in.
Some unorthodox methods for scratch removal include using candle wax and toothpaste. These are short-term solutions if you need to fix a scratch at home as quickly as possible. We strongly recommend giving us a call instead of attempting it at home though, as you may damage your car further trying to repair it yourself. This will cost you more money and time in the long run. Your best solution for restoring your car to the best condition is to give us a call. Our technicians are experts; they’ll inspect the scratch and determine the best method for repair.
Dent repair methods vary depending on how much damage your car has. We recommend bringing your car to us right away, as other dents and scratches may form if you wait to schedule collision repair. If your car has multiple dents or large ones, we’ll assess the best way to repair your car. Usually, paintless dent repair is the best way to approach auto repair.
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
Paintless dent repair is a process meant to fix dents without compromising the painting job. It’s inexpensive and the process can be done quickly. Paintless dent repair is a technique specially designed to repair dents without using any paint.
Before starting paintless dent repair for your car, we’ll perform a thorough inspection. During the process, special tools will be used to tap on either side of the panels to flatten the dent. The goal is to get a smooth finish, and buffing can also be used for minor scratches or imperfections. PDR can be used on steel or aluminum panels, for bumper damage from car accidents, weather damage, or other smaller accidents. This is an excellent alternative to traditional dent repair, as it takes up less time and material.
Scratch and Dent Repair Near Me
Our team is prepared to handle car repairs no matter what type of damage your car has. Give us a call today or make an appointment online. In the Stone Mountain, Snellville, and Marietta GA area, you won’t find a team like us.
This depends on how large and deep the dents in your car are. Typically, PDR can be done within a couple of hours.
No, your paint is completely safe with paintless dent repair.
No, PDR won’t work with every dent. When we inspect your dent, we’ll take a look at its depth and location. If the dent is too deep, PDR won’t be successful, as it works best with minor dents the size of a golf ball. Some locations that won’t work with PDR include forward hoods or the edge of panels.