Island Color Bumper Repair
At Island Color, one of our flagship services is bumper repair. Scratched, scraped, gouged, and otherwise damaged bumpers can cause big problems for car owners. On one hand, they ruin the look of your car or truck, that is a given. Even more importantly, for those of us who are leasing or selling our vehicles, when it is time to hand over the keys, there is an expectation that the car is free from damage. This is where Island Color comes in. You could go to a body shop for bumper repair and pay your deductible at your insurance company, but with us, you can have your bumper repaired in one day for less than the cost of your deductible. If you live in Victoria, BC, we will even come to you, performing the repair at your home at no extra charge.
First, we sand down all of the areas of the bumper that are scratched and scraped. The quoted fee includes repairing all of the imperfections on one bumper, so we go from scratch to scratch sanding down the affected areas. Once it is all sanded, we use filler to smooth out the area and bring it inline with the undamaged portions of the bumper.
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 bumper. 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 bumper. 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.
Bumper Repair FAQ
Are there ever extra charges?
The bumper repair covers all the scratches and scrapes we can find on one bumper. Occasionally there will be damage which is outside of the scope of this repair, including cracks and dents in the bumper that are effecting its structural integrity. We can still fix those badly damaged bumpers but there may be an extra charge. Having said that, 90% of the bumpers we repair are 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 time.