What Are Scratch And Other Metal Repairs?

Scratch repair is a type of damage that a body technician straightens and/or fills in with bondo to make the metal body of your car smooth and straight.

How are scratch and other metal repairs done?

The Body Repair Process

Assessing The Damage

Before we begin work on any repair procedure, we analyze and assess the damaged area.  We do this in order to determine the correct repair procedures.  This helps save time and money for you and us.

Metal Damage Types

Not all body damage is created equal, in other words, they are not all the same.  Body damage can be fixed quickly or take long, in some cases it might be necessary to simply replace the part.  It simply all depends on the type of damage to the metal these can include:

  • Cracks
  • Bends
  • Dings
  • Dents
  • Kinks
  • Scratches
  • Stretches
  • Tears

Types of Damage

Not all damages or accidents are equally the same either.  The type of damage might also be a factor to contribute in making your repair more costly.  This is why we ask that all our potential clients to come over to our shop with their cars so we may assess the damage.  Many problems cannot be seen with the naked eye, many times we need to look under hoods, cars, behind doors, and feel for the damage.  Any slight problem can turn into a big one if not caught sooner.

  • Direct damage
  • Indirect damage
  • Minor damage
  • Major damage

Scratch And Other Metal Repairs Techniques

There are several techniques for repairing a scratch and other metal auto body damage.  The techniques used will depend on the age of the damaged vehicle, the location of the damage, and your wishes.

After your damaged panel has been straightened and/or fix with bondo, it will be sanded to assure that fillers and primers will adhere to the metal surface.  Once it has been primed and sanded it is ready for color and top coat.

Where can you find a body repair shop to repair the scratch or scratches on your car?

At West Coast Body and Paint!  We have many years of experience with minor and major body repair on regular car as well as classics.  Come to our shop for a free body repair estimate, give us a call 818.785.2639 or email us at wcbodyandpaint@gmail.com.  We are located in Van Nuys, we serve the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles area.