Hey Car Dealership Managers! You’re paying too much for paint repair.

Hello fine people! This is post is focused more towards the car dealership industry.  Car dealership go through a lot (pun intended) to get their used car lot looking good. It is an intense and fast paced game of buying a lot of cars at a steeply discounted price, spending as little as possible on […]

When do I need a body shop, and when is touch up good enough?

I’ve made a few posts about this, and that’s because it comes up in the requests I get almost daily. Body shops can be very expensive, even if the damage is minor. If someone swings wide while pulling out of the parking spot next to you, even if their wheel barely scraps your car, it […]

Should I go to a body shop, or is touch-up gonna work well enough?

Body shop or touch up?

Minor damage to you car can be very expensive. Simply backing out of your driveway and rubbing up against the trash can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. The worst thing to do is to take it back to the dealership where you bought it. Dealerships rarely have their own body shop. They generally […]

Daily Diary – I fixed this car today!

After

Diary of a Paint Chip Repair Craftsman: 12/2/23 I saved this customer a couple thousand dollars, assuming he would have gone to a body shop. Someone backed into him. The damage was fairly high up on his right rear quarter panel, so I’m assuming it was a truck. There’s a big dent where the metal […]

Expectations vs. Reality: Car Paint Touch-Up

We try our best to make sure our customers’ expectations for touch-up results are as close to reality as possible before we begin. We want you to be happy when the job is done, not disappointed. This can be a tough task since everyone has different opinions, and touch-up can be quite subjective. Just as […]

Repairing That Unsightly Bumper Scrape

Bumper scrape

The First Step: Accepting the Bumper Scrape It’s always disappointing when you hear that awful noise of car on cement. You look around hoping it wasn’t you, but you felt the impact – you know it was you. If you drive regularly, it’s bound to happen to you at least once. If you’re not the […]

Bumper Scrape Repair: DIY

Curb Check Bumper scrapes are the most common paint damage I see, mostly from drivers hitting high curbs. With a push over the years for MPG, manufacturers have been lowering front bumpers closer and closer to the ground. Unfortunately, it takes very little to damage your car’s paint. You are, in essence, driving your car […]

Car Paint Damage and What to Do About It

Chip repair is an art

Over the last decade, I’ve seen every type of car paint damage there is. Here’s my advice for how to approach car paint damage repair on everything from key scratches to road rash. I’ll give my opinion on whether it’s worth it or not, but really, that’s up to you! Peeling or Cracked Paint Eventually, […]