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Respraying in Ashford

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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 Ashford 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.

Enter your reg, describe what's needed (or upload photos) and our specialists will competitively quote for your work. Simply check their prices and reviews, and take your pick!
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For The Road
546 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.9 / 5

For The Road - Automatic Gearbox and Engine Re-Build Specialists
FOR THE ROAD is a well established independent garage, specialising in Engine Reconditioning, that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 4 years, between London and Ashford. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work.

Our staff has years of experience in engine building and motorsport applications. All mechanical and electrical work can be conducted at affordable rates. The Head Mechanic has extensive years in the motortrade industry and is qualified Motorsport Engineer.

All variety of cars. All diagnostic fault finding on diesel and petrol cars up to date. All sort of work can be carried out from simple servicing to a full engine and gearbox rebuilds. We offer warrantees on all work, starting from 6 months depending on the work undertaken.

ABS faults, Power Steering, Exhaust, Head Gaskets, Turbos, etc.

We are proud to be members of Brembo Expert Network, INA Cambelt Specialist Network and LuK Transmission Specialist Network.

We have been specialising in DSG and Powershift reconditioning and also specialise in: BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Land Rover Engine and Gearbox reconditioning.



All variety of cars. All diagnostic fault finding on diesel and petrol cars up to 2019. All sort of work can be carried out from simple servicing to a full engine and gearbox rebuilds starting from 6 month warranty, ABS faults, Power steering, Exhaust, head gaskets, turbos, etc.


Please feel free to give us a call for free advice with no obligation.

Ashford Performance
28 Jobs Completed
Ashford
3.0 / 5

Here at Ashford Performance, our aim is to provide high-quality repairs and fantastic customer service at competitive prices. We cover a wide range of repairs and services such as diagnostics, brake and exhaust repairs, electrical faults and MOT’s, however, we also specialise in Performance Vehicles. Because of our mechanics expertise and wealth of experience, we take on work that other garages don’t.

The workshop is home to all the latest equipment and 4 ramps, enabling our team to deliver a swift and reliable service to every customer. We offer a collection and delivery service (charges may apply) to customers within a 5-mile radius, however, we are situated near some fantastic transport links such as Ashford Train Station, local taxi companies and Stagecoach bus services. If you wish to wait around, we have a comfortable waiting room where you can enjoy WIFI and refreshments.

Full Circle Group
20 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.8 / 5

Let us be your first and last choice as were competitive on our prices but when it comes to quality there's no compromise, we strive on our customers being satisfied and in the unfortunate event of there vehicle being damaged only one name comes to mind...Full Circle Group.
We dont just meet you halfway...… We come FULL CIRCLE.

Hutsons - Vehicle Body & Paint
21 Jobs Completed
smarden
4.2 / 5

Small workshop based in Headcorn, Kent, specialising in paintwork and body repair. Professional and reliable, Cars/vans/bikes/buses/lorries/boats, you name it we've painted it.

MasterTech Automotive - Ashford
18 Job Completed
Woodchurch, Ashford
5.0 / 5

"MasterTech Automotive - We are BMW, Porsche and German Specialist Catering for ALL MAKES including prestige, performance and profile vehicles.Specialist in hard to trace faults that have been in/out of garages/main dealers, all components are tested rather than just replaced.Visit the workshop, equipped and located just 2 Minutes from Ashford International, Taxi and Bus routes.Collection Service Available,Services Include;- Common rail diesel- MOT'S Arranged- BMW, AUDI, PORSCHE, MERCEDES, HIGH PERFORMANCE Specialist- Renault, Peugeot, Japanese, Import, Turbo, All Makes covered- Manufacturer/non-manufacturer servicing- Mechanical- Electrical- Non-starts- Cambelts, Head Gaskets- ECU faults- Module/ injection coding- Advanced diagnostics, main dealer software- Brakes, suspension and more- Dealer spec servicing Low Overheads - Fair Pricing."

Kent Bodyworks Accident Repair Centre
4 Job Completed
ashford
5.0 / 5

Kent Bodyworks is an accident repair centre based in Ashford, Kent. We know accidents can happen, when they do, it’s good to know you have a local repair centre of excellence that genuinely cares about what they do. We will get your vehicle repaired reliably, cost-effectively and to a very high standard on time, every time. Check out our reviews online!

Ashford Garage Services
Member since 13 March 2019
Ashford

Ashford Garage Services Ltd is an independently owned car garage and a member of The Good Garage Scheme. Having expertise in all makes and models of vehicle, we are dedicated to providing you with the finest garage service. You can count on our mechanics to go the extra mile to meet all your specifications and help you to save money on things like your MOT costs. Giving top priority to customer satisfaction, our goal is to be a vehicle service leader.

At our garage, you can expect honest answers, transparent prices and a job done right the first time around.
Our friendly, helpful and experienced mechanics will put you at ease.
We serve customers in Ashford and the surrounding areas.
Come in and see what we can do for you.

Foundry Car Services
Member since 15 August 2019
Ashford

Foundry Car Services is a local garage with mechanics that have over 25 years experience in the car industry; we have built up an enviable reputation through our commitment to providing a professional and speedy service at all times while maintaining the highest quality of work.

D&D Autos (Ashford) Ltd
Member since 06 June 2016
Ashford

D&D Autos is an award-winning, family-owned MOT, servicing and repair business that has built its reputation on providing unbeatable levels of customer care and high quality workmanship.

Renowned for being the 'go-to' garage for those tough auto problems that even other garages don't have the equipment or the expertise to tackle, the business finally received the ultimate recognition in early 2015 when it was crowned Business of the Year in the Kent Invicta Chamber Awards.

Ashford Orbital
Member since 05 April 2016
Ashford

Routine servicing is a key ingredient of trouble free motoring. Here at Ashford Orbital we understand that whilst it is necessary, the cost is not always welcome. To combat this we offer manufacturer fixed price servicing for Kia and also tailored service plans to help with your monthly budgeting. Once your vehicles manufacturers warranty has expired we can help reduce your costs even further with a range of servicing options starting from as little as £99 inclusive. In addition to servicing we offer a full diagnostic service for Kia using the very latest equipment operated by technicians with over 50 years combined experience. Other services we offer include MOT, Tyres, 4 wheel alignment, Air conditioning re-gas, paint & dent repairs. Our parts department are also well stocked with parts and accessories and anything we do not stock can usually be obtained with 24hrs. When it comes visiting us for servicing or repair will endeavour to keep you mobile at all times with our fleet of courtesy vehicles, alternatively you are welcome to wait this us an enjoy some refreshments and a daily paper. Whatever your aftersales requirements are we are here to help and will do everything we can to make your experience as pleasurable as possible. If you would like to discuss any of our services with our team please call on the numbers below or alternatively we would be delighted to see you at the dealership.

PowerBase Automotive Ltd
Member since 07 September 2011
Ashford

"Welcome to PowerBase, whatever your automotive needs, we can help. Our highly trained technicians are expert in the repair and maintenance of all makes of vehicle, and use state of the art equipment to ensure a first class service without breaking the bank. We were also one of the first vehicle repair workshops in the country to be awarded the coveted Kitemark for the quality of our work and for customer service. In addition we have now been vetted by Kent Trading Standards and are proud to be members of their ÔÇ£Buy With ConfidenceÔÇØ scheme. In addition we have signed up to the Motor Industry Code Of Practice. Our services include auto repairs, LPG conversion, air conditioning service, and services and MOTs for London commuters backed by a 12 month guarantee."

Bobs Fishers Garage
Member since 29 March 2012
Ashford

"Bob Fisher's Garage has been established for over 25 years and has been at it's current location for the past 13 years. A family owned company, Bob Fisher's Garage carry out most car work."

Ivydene Garage
Member since 29 March 2012
Ashford

"We are a family run business who have grown from strength to strength over the years, and are recognised by Bosch as a centre of excellence.Established in1981, we have been Bosch agents for over 25 years. Our investment in the latest diagnostics equipment means we that we can offer specialised services for most makes and models of vehicle, including light commercial vehicles. We have some of the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment, ensuring you receive and expert service from our highly skilled technicians. We also are an MOT approved centre."

ALPHA RAPID REPAIR Ltd.
Member since 09 June 2019
ASHFORD

"Should you be unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, remember that you have the right to choose who repairs your car, not your insurer.

Here at Alpha Rapid Repair we understand the importance of keeping your vehicle on the road.

Where possible, we will always aim to have your vehicle back the very next day.

By repairing just the accident damage rather than replacing whole panels we can:

Maintain the structural integrity of the vehicle

We will then be able to speed up the repair time

It will control your costs and make the repair cheaper then anyone else

We specialize in all vehicle bodywork repairs including accident damage, dent repair, paint refinishing, panel repair, scuffs, scratches, windscreen repair and alloy wheel refurbishment."

TC Tyres & Exhausts
Member since 29 March 2012
Ashford

"Established since 1988, we offer servicing to most makes and models and cars and light commercial vehicles, we offer general repairs ranging from minor adjustments to major engine repairs using only quality parts and equipment."

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Respraying in Ashford

Car Respray Prices

The guide has been written to answer some of the questions you may have about Respraying your in Ashford. We have the produced the following guide to help you understand what is involved in the job and what you need to do if you would like to carry the car respray out yourself.

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 in Ashford 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 detials of your car and we will then be able to find the best local bodyshops or gargaes 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 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.

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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 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 in Ashford 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.

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

How to Respray a Car

Materials for car spray

You need to gather all of the supplies required to respray your 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 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 .

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 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 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 ready for a respray.

If the weather is suitable and dry, leave the 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 . 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 . 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.

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 14,827 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 Ashford;

  • 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 Ashford

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