Scratches And Other Metal Repairs

What are the different types of scratches 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 Quality 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 collisions 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 come over to our shop with their cars so we may assess the damage in person.  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.

“This body shop is amazing. I am very satisfied on how they repaired the scratches on the bumper of my car for half or almost one-third of what other repair shops quoted me for. The owner exactly delivered the service he promised. This is to me beyond 5 stars.”

-Mario D., Valley Glen, Los Angeles, CA, 8/27/2019

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 an initial estimate.   The estimate 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 to schedule or contact us through WhatsApp to request an estimate.


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Where can you find a top-quality body repair shop to repair the scratches on your car in Van Nuys or the Los Angeles area?

At West Coast Body and Paint!  We have many years of experience with minor and major paint repair on all types of car as well as classics.  Come to our shop for a free body repair estimate, give us a call 818.785.2639, tex 818.793.7728 or email us at  Check out our gallery or before and after pictures here.  We are located in Van Nuys, we serve the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles area.