Island Color Door Sill Repair
Door sills are at once the most worn, trampled, and scraped up part of your vehicle and also the most overlooked. Because they are rarely properly cleaned and dried their surfaces are full of dirt and particles that scratch and scrape the paint as our feet move over them as we enter and exit. Over the life of a vehicle they become damaged and unsightly. Luckily, door sills are a very quick and easy repair that can be done at Island Color. We can match up the paint to any vehicle make and bring them back to show room condition AND return the car the same day. Let’s take a look at how we do it below. If you are in need, just give us a shout and we can make you an appointment right away.
First, we sand down all of the areas of the door sill that are scratched and scraped. The quote fee includes repairing all of the imperfections on one door sill, so we go from scratch to scratch sanding down the effected area. Once it is all sanded, we use filler to smooth our the area and bring it inline with the undamaged portions of the sill.
Once the filler dries we sand it down to make the area a perfect match to the rest of the bumper, and then we spray a layer of primer over the repaired areas. Primer creates a smooth an consistent layer for the paint to be spread over and to bind onto.
After the primer is left to dry, we obtain the manufacture paint codes for your vehicle and mix a batch of custom paint just for your door jamb. We are able to match any vehicle on the market, and we can match textured surfaces and pearl paint jobs as well (which require one extra coat of paint).
The final step involves spraying two layers of clear coat over the door jamb. A vehicle’s 3d like shine when clean and polished comes from the interplay between the shiny clear coat and the smooth paint underneath, which explains why touching up a scratch with a paint pen will never give you the results you desire.
Once it is all dry it is yours to take home. The results are truly astonishing; Even when you know where to look for the repair it is completely invisible to the naked eye. When customers see this sort of work for less than the cost of their deductible they are always blown away. After 22 years on the job, we really have this type of repair down to a science.
Door Jamb FAQ
Are there ever extra charges?
The door sill and jamb repair covers all the scratches and scrapes we can find. Occasionally there will be damage which is outside of the scope of this repair, including huge cracks and dents that are effecting structural integrity. We can still fix those badly damaged sills and jambs but there may be an extra charge. Having said that, 90% of the sills and jambs we repair and in very rough shape and do not require an extra charge to bring them back to life.
How long does it take?
This is something we get done in one day. Depending on how quickly it is drying and other variables it can take upwards of 6 hours or so. We recommend you leave it for the day, at the shop and pick it up at closing.