Collision Repair in Victoria
Not every little fender bender requires an expensive body shop visit and an increase in your insurance premiums. One of the best kept secrets in automotive repair is that small collision repairs (which refers to any dents, scrapes, and gouges with no structural damage to the chassis) can repaired near or below your deductible at Island Color. This saves you a long wait for an expensive repair at a body shop, and it guarantees that your insurance rates will not go up at ICBC.
If you have some dents and scrapes that need repair, there is a very simple way to get a quote. Just snap a picture with your phone, then click here to go to our contact page. You can send us your info and attach the photo, and we will be back to you with a quote the same day. It’s that easy!
If you have a dent, we start by pulling out the damaged area with our dent removal machines. We try to bring the shape as close to factory as possible before we move on to smoothing it all out. We then sand down all of the areas that were dented or scraped. The quoted fee includes repairing all of the imperfections in the damaged area, so we go from scratch to scratch sanding down the effected panels. Once it is all sanded, we use filler to smooth out the area and bring it inline with the undamaged portions of the vehicle.
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 damaged panel. 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 so little money they are always blown away. After over 20 years on the job, we really have this type of repair down to a science.
Small Collision Repair FAQ
Are there ever extra charges?
The entire quote you receive from us is the total price. Unless something was missing from your pictures when we quoted you, you know exactly what you will be paying.
How long does it take?
This is something we get done in two days. One day to pull out all of the dents/damage and prep the areas, and another to do a proper re-painting.
Do I need an appointment?
You sure do! Just give us a call or send us an email and we can let you know when you can drop off your car to ensure you get it back in the same day.