Superior Car Scratch Repair Services

No matter how hard you try to guard against them, small nicks or paint chips find their way onto new car paint finishes.  If you drive your car in Los Angeles on a daily basis sooner or later, your new paint job will suffer some degree of minor damage and can detract from the appearance of your car.  Whether it be by a rock chips from traffic, weather, a collision, parking lot door-slammers or an accidental mishap, you will need professional scratch repair.

Minor Auto Scratch Repair

Minor nicks and scratches can sometimes be polished or buffed out.   They must be shallow and expose only paint at their deepest point.  If primer or bare metal is visible, you must apply new paint.

Deep Vehicle Scratch Repair

Compared to tiny nicks, long, deep scratches are a serious problem, only a skilled body shop can fix it properly.  At West Coast Body and Paint, we carefully sand the scratches smooth and then feather in new layers of fresh paint, until you can’t tell where the damage was originally.  This is called spot painting.  But what if the damage is deeper?

Severe scratches or vandalized keyed paint, that removes a layer of paint to bare metal, require paint.  Just like with any paint job, we follow the same quality auto paint repair process for scratch repair.  As the last step, we carefully color match your car’s original paint using a computerized program.

Professional Repair Process

Quality Body Surface Preparation.  We begin with preparing the body of your car by removing dirt, grease, and any other material, leaving a flawless and smooth surface.

Premium Prime, Sand, and Masking.  These steps of priming, sanding, and masking further prepares the body of your car for paint application.  This insures the paint adheres and leaves a water-like finish.

Expert Color Match and Paint.  Using a special computer software the painter mixes in the colored base coat to match your car’s original color.  The painter applies the paint and top coat in a specialized room to ensure a pristine finish.

Professional Sand and Polish.  Lastly, the technicians will remove any imperfections sanding, wet sanding, and polishing until there are no scratches.

“This review is long overdue as this is not the first time West Coast has done body work for me. In my latest visit, they fixed my car which was rear-ended and also repaired large and deep scratches on the right panel. Jaider and his team did an incredible job! My car looks brand new. They also helped me navigate a situation with a very difficult insurance company (Alliance United). Great service, great quality. I’d be happy to recommend West Coast to anyone!”

-Drew D., Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA, 5/17/2019

As of Monday, November 15th, 2021 we are NOT accepting any new work or estimate appointment requests, because…

WE ARE MOVING!  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you would like to know our new location, please fill out the form below and we will notify you once we settle in and are ready to accept work.

Does your car need quality scratch repair in Van Nuys or the Los Angeles area?

Come by our dependable shop for minor and major scratch repair, give us a call 818.785.2639, text 818.793.7728, or email us at for more information or schedule an appointment for a free estimate.  We serve Van Nuys, the San Fernando Valley, and the Los Angeles area.

Ourestimates are always free and you are welcome to come by our shop anytime or make an appointment.  We know that many clients like the convenience of sending pictures of their car and request an estimate; but, in reality an estimate by this means is not really reliable.  Why?  Because the estimate will either be too high or too low.  In order to assess the damage and give an estimate, a car needs to be seen by a professional and in person.  This insures that the estimate is as accurate as possible, not too high or too low.  For more information click here.

If you are not able to come by our shop during normal working hours, you can give us a call or send us an email, and make an appointment when you can come, in most cases we are able to accommodate our clients.