Respraying in Gillingham

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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 Gillingham 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 in Gillingham (63 found)
JR Vehicle Services
387 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

TMAKE AUTO SERVICES
15 Jobs Completed
Chadwell St. Mary
4.3 / 5

For quality Auto care, repairs, maintenance and MOT, contact T Make Auto Service. We are a Government Licensed and approved Auto Garage with a dedicated and responsive t

An Tyres & Company
106 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

Black Lion MOT Centre
48 Jobs Completed
Gillingham
3.7 / 5

Black Lion MOT Centre is an established and respected local garage based in Gillingham. We are a family run business able to provide a wide range of automotive services a

Vehicle repair services
149 Jobs Completed
Tilbury
5.0 / 5

At Vehicle Repair Services we can guarantee you excellent customer service at all times. It is not for nothing that we enjoy high customer retention rates. We are trusted

Repair & Shine UK Ltd
310 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Repair & Shine UK Ltd At Repair & Shine UK LTD You will find our professional team able to offer you a personal unique service. We pride ourselves o

West Malling Garage Ltd
7 Jobs Completed
West Malling
4.5 / 5

Welcome to West Malling Garage Ltd - the place to find quality used cars for sale and a reliable local garage for all your servicing, MOTs and repairs. We are an indep

Singh fleet service ltd (mobile-mechanic)
44 Jobs Completed
Gillingham
4.0 / 5

Its a mobile garage that comes to you wether your at work or home, we fix all the leading brands of cars and vans,we are very reliable even at weekends it is paramount t

Beadles Toyota (Maidstone)
1 Job Completed
Maidstone
4.0 / 5

Beadles Toyota Maidstone offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to

Choice Mobile Mechanics Medway
6 Jobs Completed
Rochester
4.5 / 5

"Choice Mobile Mechanics Medway have a team of mechanics working across the South of England, from Bristol to Maidstone. They offer convenient on-site servicing and repai

Torque-Tech Automotive
18 Jobs Completed
Island
4.8 / 5

We are your local garage on wheels covering all of Essex on all aspects of vehicle repairs and vehicle remapping

ASM Auto Centre Ltd
3 Jobs Completed
Gillingham
3.7 / 5

"We are a small locally run mobile mechanic business with a wide range in knowledge and skills offering you a personal but professional service at the best possible price

Medway Hyundai
Member since 17 September 2021
Rainham

Family owned Hyundai main dealer located in Rainham, Kent. A recently refurbished site offering all main dealer services for sales, service and parts including MOT's and

Hidsons (Rainham)
Member since 17 September 2021
Gillingham

As a family owned and run business serving the motorists of Kent for over 55 years, we pride ourselves on the level of customer service we are able to offer our customers

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Respraying in Gillingham

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Car Respray Prices

The guide has been written to answer some of the questions you may have about Respraying your in Gillingham. 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 Gillingham 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 Gillingham 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 15,535 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 Gillingham;

  • 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 Gillingham

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