At the shop we get to work on many exotic and luxury cars.  On this occasion we had a Bentley come in with damage to the left side panel.  The left side of the car had a scratch on the paint from what looked like a key scratch.  The owner was a victim of vandalism.

Vandalized Keyed Car Scratch Removal

In some cases a keyed car may have superficial damage and in some cases the paint is damaged down to the metal.  Either way the owner can rest assured we can fix both types of car paint damages.

The entire left side of this car was keyed and thankfully the damage was not down to the metal.  Since the scratches were not too deep we were able to refinish the vehicle.

The refinishing process is when we do what we call scratch refinement, it’s auto body shop talk for sanding down the scratched surface area down until it is all even with the paint and we remove the deep groves.  Once it’s smooth to the touch we can apply the bondo if it is necessary.

Like I mentioned before, depending on the depth of the scratch sometimes bondo is applied and sometimes it is not.  That is why we always encourage potential clients to come personally to our shop so that we may see the damage or work needed on the car.  Simply because every car is different and every damage is different.

Everyday we get potential clients who send us pictures, but they only tell part of the story.  An auto body shop can not correctly give an estimate with pictures alone because it may have damage inside the car not visible to the eyes.  An estimate will either be too high or too low.  Which means you will either be over paying or not enough and the shop will ask you for more money down the line.

Back to the Bentley, this car’s scratches were not too bad and we were able to fix it without the need of bondo application.  This saves time and money.

Once the car was prepared for paint, we applied the base coat, of course we tint color matched the car to the correct Bentley color.  After the color is dry, it’s ready to get its clear coat.  Paint process complete!

After the car is painted, all that is left to do is buff and wax the car.  We give all our cars a little detail before the clients pick it up.  And that’s it, the car looks like new.  Client is happy and so are we. (Sadly I forgot to take the before pictures. This happens a lot, I get caught up in fixing the problem I forget to take pictures.)



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15201 Oxnard St, Van Nuys, CA 91411 (Cross streets Sepulveda Blvd. and Oxnard St.)


We do more than just exotic cars, we also work with new makes and models, muscle cars, muscle cars, custom cars, and hybrid cars.  Drop me a line at or call/text me at 818.793.7728.  You can always follow us on social media, see what we do and read our reviews.

-Jaider A.


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