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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 Bathgate 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!
Top garages for Respraying in Bathgate (19 found)
Girdwoods Garage
5 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
3.7 / 5

Family owned business which has been running for 13 years. A complete one stop shop. We do all mechanical repairs, all bodywork repairs, MOTs, servicing, exhausts, tyres, wheel refurb, welding and diagnostics

A&P Mechanics Ltd.
Member since 29 May 2018
Broxburn

A&P Mechanics Ltd is family-run business, we have provided garage services to the motorists of Broxburn for a few years. We repair all makes and models with quality replacement parts. Fully insured and all work is guaranteed and warranties available on parts and products.

We take every care to provide a professional, courteous and most importantly a friendly service, not only to our regular customers but also to new customers. We invest in the latest in-car technology and equipment, and our fully qualified technicians undergo regular training, you can be assured that your vehicle will receive the highest quality of service and workmanship.

A collection and delivery service is available for those who are within a 5-mile radius, however, if you wish to wait around while we carry out any work on your car, we have a comfortable waiting are where you can enjoy some refreshments.

Park's (Bathgate)
Member since 03 February 2016
Bathgate

Kia/Peugeot main dealer authorised repairers all makes servicing and mots

Hunters Of Linlithgow
Member since 06 January 2012
Linlithgow

"Our modern hi-tech workshops are fully equipped with the very latest in state of the art diagnostic equipment, enabling us to provide our customers with the full functionality of a main dealer but with huge savings on typical labour and parts costs. Block exemption means the warranty on new vehicles is not affected and all parts and lubricants which we use are all manufacturer approved. Our staff of techicians are time served professionals, factory trained and quailfied to the very highest standards and our continuous on going training programme, ensures we constantly keep pace with new technology and developments to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.We cater for every make, year and model of vehicle and we are also an approved independent VW & Audi Specialists.Fom the minute you check your vehicle in with our friendly front desk staff you can be assured of an honest trustworthy service which has made us one of the most respected motor service points in Central Scotland.And it doesn't end there. We are also one of Scotland's largest tyre and exhaust retailers offering huge savings on leading brand names and exclusive budget ranges. Add to that, the supply and fit of replacement parts and our competitively priced used cars, it's not surprising that Hunters are becoming the first choice of more and more car owners across West Lothian and beyond!Why continue to pay so much.... when Hunters offer so much more!"

Steve Walker Bodyshop Ltd
Member since 12 January 2012
Bathgate

Steve Walkers Body Shop was established in Bathgate in 1982 and has the enviable reputation in West Lothian for quality, trust and integrity. Although a Volkswagen Authorised Paint & Body Centre we cater for all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles.

Whether your vehicle has been involved in a crash, has received minor paint or bodywork damage, or has scuffed alloy wheels, we can repair it at competitive rates.

We are members of Colors Unlimited International (CUI), a Europe-wide network delivering the very best in crash repair services. We use only environment-friendly waterborne paint from Spies Hecker, which is approved by most car manufacturers.

In 2007 we gained Volkswagen Group Approved Repair status. To gain our manufacturer approvals we are required to have the most up to date equipment and only use manufacturer approved parts, paint and materials.

We also specialize in repairing and painting lotus cars. from a scratch to replacing complete clams.

Mtech24/7
Member since 15 November 2016
Livingston

Iam a mobile mechanic, I also have garage premises for any major repairs. I offer a 24/7 breakdown cover and have the latest in diagnostic equipment

F1X ME
Member since 28 November 2015
Shotts

Small friendly family run business

J & J McIndoe A89 MOT Centre
Member since 12 July 2011
Broxburn

The A89 MOT Centre is a purpose built garage offering state of the art MOT facilities and car/van servicing and repairs at competitive rates. We specialise in Landrover and Subaru and have an extensive experience of Landrover and Subaru repairs and modifications. We can also provide a breakdown recovery service covering the local area. There is a diagnostic service also available onsite by appointment.

J & A BROWNING LTD
Member since 05 June 2017
Bathgate

Garage Services

Mosshall Mot Centre Ltd
Member since 13 December 2011
Bathgate,

"Mosshall MOT Centre Ltd is located in Blackburn, West Lothian within easy access for Bathgate and Whitburn and the M8. We cover all aspects of garage services and all our staff our fully trained to keep your car in the best condition and save you money from expensive repairs. Mosshall MOT Centre in Blackburn, near Bathgate looks forward to welcoming you to their garage and brand new automated test lane, call us to day and book your car in now. "

WAVERLEY STREET GARAGE
Member since 05 June 2017
Bathgate

Garage Services

RPM AUTOMOTIVE LTD
Member since 05 June 2017
Broxburn

Garage Services

Fairdeal Autos Bathgate
Member since 27 January 2014
Bathgate

Fairdeal Autos Bathgate

Rosehall Garage
Member since 25 April 2017
Falkirk

Service and Repairs

Auto Fix
Member since 03 April 2015
west lothian

Just started myself stop people getting short repairs

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Respraying in Bathgate

Car Respray Prices

The guide has been written to answer some of the questions you may have about Respraying your in Bathgate. 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 Bathgate 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 Bathgate 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 15,176 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 Bathgate;

  • 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 Bathgate

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