Auto Welding

Skillfully Welding Your Car

To repair auto body and frame damage, auto welding is used as well as plasma arc cutting.  This process of fusing one material with another through the application of energy, such as heat.  When a skilled technician does it correctly, it produces a strong and high quality weld.

Most structural and cosmetic panels are joined together by a welding process.  There are several types of auto welding techniques.  Below we explain a few of the methods our leading tech might use to repair your vehicle’s collision damage.

Auto Welding Processes


The process in which a brass filler rod is used to join metal together is called Brazing.

Electric Arc Welding – Spot Welding

The technique in which a hot arc is formed between the base metal and the filler wire is called arc welding or spot welding.  The arc melts the base metal and the filler wire, creating the weld.

Fusion Welding

This process pieces of metal are heated to the melting point, jointed together with a filler rod, and allowed to cool.

MIG Welding

Metal inert gas (MIG) welding uses a welding wire that is fed automatically at a constant speed as an electrode.  There are a few basic welding techniques employed with MIG equipment for example tack weld, continuous weld, plug weld, spot weld, and stitch weld.

Pressure Welding

This method pieces of metal are heated to a softened state, pressure is applied, and the metal pieces are joined together.


Solder is used primarily as a filler.  Soldering is a slow, difficult process, which requires a great deal of skill.

“Top tier quality expertise when it comes to carbon component repair. Jaider went all out on a special piece of equipment I own and cherish by repairing the damage and making it look better than when I first saw it new from the factory. Sanded and polished to perfection. Anything you can think of when it comes to body & paint surface repair, these guys can handle it. Will definitely return for future repair needs.”

Michael W., 2020

Thank you for taking the time to read this page.  

As of January 2022 we have some good news and some bad news…  

The BAD NEWS is we have moved out of our location and are in search of a new home for the West Coast Body and Paint shop.  

The GOOD NEWS is that we have a West Coast Body and Paint mobile paint repair service unit that will come to you!  The mobile paint unit provides auto services for minor body and paint repairs.

Our estimates are free.  Once we receive your images we will provide you with a rough estimate.   The quote is a ballpark figure, and after we assess your vehicle’s damage in person, we will review the estimate with you.  If you agree to the final estimate, we will begin repairing your car.  Fill out the form below or contact us through WhatsApp to request a quote.


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Does your car need any expert welding work done in the Van Nuys or Los Angeles area?

Come by our shop, drop us a line, text 818.793.7728, or give us a call 818.785.2639 for more information on auto welding for a free estimate.  We serve clients from Van Nuys, the San Fernando Valley, and the Los Angeles area.