ALUMINUM REPAIR

West Coast Body and Paint provides you with professional collision repair service, which include aluminum repair work.  Aluminum requires special welding, weld-bonding, or rivet-bonding and our shop has years of experience and the equipment necessary to offer you complete aluminum repair services.

Vehicles with Aluminum:

  • Acura NSX’s
  • Aston Martin
  • Audi TT, A8 and R8
  • Bentley
  • BMW 5 and 6-series
  • Chevy Corvette
  • Ferrari
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Lamborghini
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Mercedes-Benz S, CL and SL
  • Porsche Panamera, 991, 981, and 918
  • Range Rover
  • Rolls Royce
  • Tesla

ALUMINUM IS NOT THE SAME AS STEEL

Aluminum has significant differences between steel which means that working with this metal requires understanding of how to do the repairs properly.  Our shop knows how these two metals work and differ.  Taking your car to an inexperienced body shop ensures they might make more harm than good.

Aluminum does not:

  1. Have the same moldable properties that steel does.
  2. Respond to heat as well as steel does.

The New Chrome?

The aluminum trim has replaced many chrome-plated steel and stainless trim parts because it can be polished to have a chrome-like finish.

Where can you find aluminum on your car?

  • Die-cast into emblems, letters, and doorknobs.
  • Stamped into step plates and raised moldings.
  • Extruded into side moldings and other components.

Auto Body Aluminum Repair Work

At West Coast Body and Paint we work all types of metal, aluminum being one of them.  Aluminum is a light, strong, corrosion-resistant metal, and less expensive than steel that is why manufacturers are starting to use aluminum more than ever.  We know that aluminum requires aluminum specific tools and more attention.  That’s why West Coast Body and Paint has the experienced technicians, tools, and knowledge to repair your aluminum body back to its pre-accident condition.

Does your vehicle need aluminum repair?

Come by our shop in Van Nuys if you have questions or need aluminum repair for your car, give us a call 818.785.2639 or drop us a line.  We serve the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles area.

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