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Respraying in Braintree

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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 Braintree 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 Braintree (9 found)
Jay's Mobile Technician
16 Jobs Completed
Chelmsford
5.0 / 5

I'm a fully trained vehicle technician and I've worked with some of the best manufactures in the world such as Ferrari, Lamborghini , Bentley and Aston Martin throughout my professional career.
But I've also worked in various roles within volume manufactures such as Vauxhall, Ford, Alfa Romeo and Jeep.
I carry out simple repairs to diagnostics on your vehicle and with being mobile this will make it more convienient for yourself. No job is too big or too small from a bulb replacement, vehicle service right up to clutch replacement or engine change or it could even just a simple spare wheel change at the side of the road.
I pride myself in attention to detail and i aim to have 100% customer satisfaction on every job I undertake.

Braintree Motor Works Ltd
Member since 10 April 2017
Braintree

Here at Braintree Motor Works, we offer a full range of car servicing and can undertake work on all makes and models. We are also specialists in car diagnostics in Braintree. Our highly trained technicians have a large amount of BMW and MINI main dealership experience and we use the latest technology to provide safe, lasting solutions on all vehicles.

Braintree Motor Works are your leading independent vehicle specialists serving Braintree, Essex & surrounding areas such as Great Notley, Black Notley, White Notley, Witham, Great Leighs, Halstead, Chelmsford, Great Dunmow and more.

We are your local one-stop garage in Braintree for all things automotive at highly competitive rates.

Westdrive (Braintree)
Member since 21 June 2016
Braintree

Westdrive is the largest independent Kia Dealer in the UK. We have an extensive selection of New, Kia Approved and all make used cars and have represented Kia for over 15 years. We offer value-for-money combined with a first class service. We look forward to welcoming you to our dealership which has just been named as Platinum Status dealer. Whether you are a private motorist or company car driver, you will find our new Kia offers and our constantly changing stock of 150 Kia Approved and all make used cars that will suit all your vehicle needs and budget. As a Kia approved repairer, we also offer a full Aftersales service including servicing, repair, warranty, parts and accessories. You can book your service or MOT here and find our latest Kia service and accessories offers.

Perkins Garages Limited
Member since 28 July 2016
Braintree

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.

Here at a Perkins Garages Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle. Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.

Our Ford Service Promise to you:
✓Complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance with your Service (so that when you set out on your journey, our friendly, skilled roadside help goes with you).
✓ Free FORD eCHECK (a 30-point visual electronic health check of your vehicle).
✓ All work is carried out by trusted Ford-trained technicians using the latest diagnostic tools.
✓ All published prices are recommended retail prices and include parts, labour and VAT.
✓ We’ll only use Ford quality parts fitted by specialist technicians.

Ford Motorcraft 4+
For all Ford vehicles four years or older, we’re your one-stop shop for Ford Motorcraft 4+ servicing and repairs, plus MOT and tyres. Ford Motorcraft 4+ offers complete high-quality care at an affordable price, with prices starting from RRP £125 for a Ford Motorcraft Minor Service
Prices include complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance and a free ‘wash and vac’ for your Ford. Plus, with free tyre rotation and the option of an MOT at just £30 (RRP £35 without service), there are many other good reasons to come to us first.

A service you can depend on…Because no one knows your Ford like a Ford Dealer does.
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SE Tyres Braintree
Member since 03 August 2011
Braintree

"We have 17 fast-fit auto centres located across the South East. SE Tyres Braintree offers a range of services and tyres from all the major manufacturers including Goodyear, Continental, Uniroyal, Pirelli, Dunlop, Michelin, Nokian, Avon and Hankook. Our Fast Fit Centres offer a range of facilities, including tyres, brakes, MOTs, servicing, exhausts, batteries and wheels across the South East of England"

John Hazell Auto Repairs
Member since 28 June 2011
Braintree

"John Hazell Auto Repairs provides car repairs and servicing at competitive prices. Work is carried out by our experienced mechanics and we aim to complete all jobs on schedile and to a high level of quality. With over 25 years of experience, our skills and knowledge are extensive and allow us to provide a full range of automotive services including engine diagnostics, clutch repairs, steering alignment, air conditioning systems and pre and post MOT check ups. We can provide our services for all makes and models and have a free local collection and delivery service if required. We pride ourselves on our reputation for honest and professional service."

Essex Auto Care
Member since 28 June 2011
Braintree

"Essex Auto Care is a small, friendly, family-run business who specialise in classic Minis but also cater for all other vehicles. We have over 60 years experience in the motor trade. We have a wealth of experience in classic Minis with a background of 10 years racing them! We can provide repairs and servicing to all makes of vehicle, including air con re-gas, clutches, brakes, head gaskets, suspension, exhausts, cambelts, electrics, MOT repairs and diagnostics."

braintree small car shop / rayne auto clinic
Member since 22 April 2012
rayne, nr braintree

"general servicing & repairs (mechanical & bodywork) all makes with bias towards Vw. Specialising in repairing, restoring, maintaining & modified old and newer Vws."

chapelhillautoservices
Member since 07 June 2015
braintree

Based in Braintree, Chapel Hill Auto Services provides a comprehensive garage service to customers across Essex, covering all aspects of vehicle repair, from general servicing and wheel alignment, to bodyshop repairs, MOT testing and specialist Jaguar, Mini and BMW work.

Formerly known as Chapel Hill Garage, the business is now under new, experienced management, having previously been an employee, customer and owner of a small garage in Great Leighs.

At Chapel Hill Auto Services we really do know what we’re doing and can guarantee you a professional and reliable service at every turn, having been in the business for over 17 years.

Racing

Established in 2008 by director of Chapel Hill Auto Services, Dan, D & S Motorsport is heavily involved in race support and transport across the UK. Competing across the country, the drivers and cars at D & S Motorsport have a racing pedigree to be proud of.

If you’re interested in trying out car racing for yourself, perhaps at a track day, and see if it’s for you, then get in touch – you could even end up competing. For something a little more relaxed, we can also arrange corporate days for you and your employees to enjoy, as well as additional cups such as 12-hour endurance racing.

Respraying in Braintree

Car Respray Prices

The guide has been written to answer some of the questions you may have about Respraying your in Braintree. 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 Braintree 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 Braintree 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 15,165 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 Braintree;

  • 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 Braintree

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