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A Full Respray or even Panel Respraying can take years off of your , but it's vital to use a bodyshop around with the experience and equipment to finish the job to a high standard, at great value. Fortunatly ALL our Paint Shops and Bodyshops fulfil that criteria.


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Top garages for Respraying (7,946 found)
London Motor Sports Ltd
927 Jobs Completed
London
4.1 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH. Our main focus has always been to deliver best qu

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1955 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We speciali

Ade Auto Repairs
2461 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs. We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of you

Southcoast Automotive Services ltd
404 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.9 / 5

Friendly, Local Family Run Garage We are your friendly, local family run car garages in Hampshire, dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive range of automot

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD
1028 Jobs Completed
Lambeth
4.6 / 5

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD provide full garage services, car repairs, dealer level diagnostics, tyres, bodywork and MOT's. We are based in Streatham, south west London.

Euro Testing Centre Ltd
1039 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

We are a family owned garage in Cardiff, who is prides itself on the quality of work done. We have a four-ramp Garage and MOT Test centre able to help with MOTs and repai

Whip Wizards
26 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
3.6 / 5

At Whip Wizards we take pride in our work to ensure 100% customer satisfaction, with over 50 car and van spaces we can ensure to take care of all your vehicle needs. We s

Buffalo Autos
145 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.5 / 5

We are a hard working family run business. If we cant fix your problem on your drive, we have a fully equipped workshop that is capable to fix most jobs. At Buffalo's we

An Tyres & Company
114 Jobs Completed
Kent
4.8 / 5

We are glad that you took the time out to know more about us. We are AN Tyres, and we are the most popular auto garage in and around Maidstone. We started small in 201

Alperton Car Clinic
382 Jobs Completed
Alperton, Wembley
4.6 / 5

Our garage is based in Wembley, and can carry out almost all servicing and repair jobs. Our technicians are all qualified to a very high standard and have many years of

Kerr And Smith Ayr Ltd
109 Jobs Completed
Ayr
4.4 / 5

Kerr and Smith Ayr Ltd based at 50 Green Street Lane Ayr offers All makes Accident Repair, Roadside Breakdown and Recovery and Onsite Service Maintenance and Mechanical

Whitepost Garage
571 Jobs Completed
Gloucester
4.8 / 5

Independent garage trading over 25 years, up to 60% lower than main dealer. Free collection and delivery. We specialise in clutches, gearbox and engine repairs and can of

Eagle Autos
1617 Jobs Completed
South Wimbledon
4.7 / 5

Eagle Autos provide a personalised quality service for all makes and models and include cars that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period and also cars that a

AF&MM Motors
10 Jobs Completed
Stoke On trent
5.0 / 5

Welcome to AF&MM Motors LTD, Situated in Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire. We offering a complete range of services in the Motor Industry, We pride ourselves on provid

JR Vehicle Services
399 Jobs Completed
Aylesford
4.8 / 5

We are an independant garage that caters for most of your vehicle needs. We are fully qualified, fully insured and very keen to repair vehicles honestly and as reasona

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Respraying Specialist Garages

Average rating for  Respraying  bookings

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How much does Respraying cost?

The cost of a Respraying can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Respraying Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£572.77
Vauxhall£562.67
Volkswagen£605.52
Ford£555.92
Audi£628.12
Mercedes£619.97
Toyota£518.23
MINI£529.17
Volvo£920.21
Nissan£549.37
Renault£407.50
Peugeot£556.17

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/06/2021 and 28/09/2021.

Car Respraying

Having the paint on your car resprayed is a great way to restore its appearance and cover up any scratches, scuffs or fading that may have built up over time. You can try to respray a car yourself however the finish will not be as professional unless you are an expert. Specialist bodyshops will be able to provide you with a fresh and quality finish which is why recommend getting quotes to see how much it will cost. All you have to do is fill in your personal details and the details of your car and we will then be able to find the best local bodyshops or garages to provide car respray quotes directly to you.


What is involved during a car respray?

A car respray can be a messy job which is why using a bodyshop with a specifically designed area is the best way to ensure quality. After cleaning the car with soap and water, the mechanic will scrub your car with a special sanding sponge which will help the new paint stick to the car.

All of the windows, tyres and trimmings will then be covered with newspaper and sheets as it is important not to get any paint on these parts. Different garages have different spaces for respraying a car as some will have specialised machinery and rooms whereas others will carry out the respray in a conventional space. The mechanics themselves may spray your car manually as opposed to using machines if they are not a specialist body shop. Having a professional carry out a car respray will ensure the quality of the job is ensured however if the cost of a car respray is too much you can always try it yourself. At WhoCanFixMyCar we would recommend that you post the job in the form above and simply wait to see how much garages will charge for the job. It’s a completely free service so it is worth finding out before you decide to respray your own car.


How to Respray a Car

Below are the steps you need to take to respray your own car properly if the quotes you have received are too expensive.

Materials for car spray

You need to gather all of the supplies required to respray your car which includes; 5-10 cans of paint cans (depending on the size of your car), masking tape, lots of newspaper, a paint drip cloth, a sanding sponge, 3-4 cans of flat grey spray primer and rust killer spray. All of these supplies can be bought online.

Where to respray a car

It is essential that you carry out the respray on your car in a well ventilated area however this cannot simply be somewhere outside. If there is a high amount of sun exposure to the paint then it will ruin the work you have done, similarly, if it rains the pain will run and cause streaking on your car. Many people who decide to respray their own cars do so in a garage. If you are considering doing the same thing it is vital that you cover the entire area including the floors and walls. The paint will get everywhere so cover everything!

Cleaning before a car respray

Your car needs to be completely clean and dry for the new layer of paint to stick to the exterior properly. You should take your car to a car wash or carry out a through clean yourself with hot soapy water. This may be better than a car wash as the drive back home may result in your car picking up dirt on the journey.

Preparing a car before a respray

This is where you make use of your sanding sponge. Wet the sponge and scrub the entire area which will be resprayed. This will help the new layer of paint stick to the car.

Dry the car before respray

As soon as you have finished scrubbing the car with the wet sanding sponge, its time to dry the car. once more this is a vital part of getting the car ready for a respray. If the weather is suitable and dry, leave the car out to dry further.

Remove rust before a respray

If there are any rusted areas on the car then you need to ensure that they are as sanded down as much as possible as this will help the new paint cover the damage. You also need to ensure that all of the dirt is removed from the rusted areas as this will prevent the new paint from sticking to the car. Using spray on rust killer is a good way of helping the paint stick properly. Ensure any rusted area are covered by rust killer.

Cover the windows before a respray

As soon as the car is bone dry, it’s time to cover all of the fittings such as the windows, wheels and handles with masking tape, newspaper and sheets.

Respraying a car

Now you can begin respraying your car. Start by using the primer on the rusted areas as this will also help with covering the damage effectively.

Cover everything during a car respray

As soon as all of the damaged area are covered in primer, you can begin respraying the car. It is important to focus on one area of the car at a time. Such as all of the car doors individually, then the bumpers and so on. It is important to provide a light and even coat the first time around. Once this is complete you can begin with the second and third coat. The car spray paint that you use will carry instructions in regards to how long it will take to dry so make sure to pay attention, as it may vary from brand to brand. If you follow these instructions properly, you will have a great chance of carrying out a professional looking job. However, there is a huge amount of care and attention required to perform an expert job which is why we would recommend having a body shop or mechanic carry out the car respray.


Where can I get my car resprayed?

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy, which is why we've simplified the process. We work with a network of 15,842 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive car respray deals for you. To find the best car resprays available in your area;

  • Enter your car registration number
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal before booking the car respray online.