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Respraying in Penzance

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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 Penzance 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 Penzance (9 found)
Hayle Garage Services
Member since 24 May 2019
Truro

Hello there! Customer satisfaction is always paramount for us at Hayle Garage Services, with over 37 years’ experience, we have found that our keen attitude towards our customers has been the key to outlasting our competition. Our reputation is built upon our willingness to help at any time day or night, and the high standard to which we ensure our work is held. We use state-of-the-art equipment with a measured, friendly old school approach that will leave you wondering why other garages even bother!

Feel free to sit in our luxurious lounge with refreshments and WIFI while your work is done – or take one of our courtesy cars if you can’t spare the time. We at Hayle Garage Services will always strive to provide the perfect solution for you. We look forward to hearing how we can help!

Hawkins Motors (Hayle)
Member since 16 November 2017
Hayle

At Hawkins Kia, Hayle, we pride ourselves in offering the highest level of care whether your current model needs servicing, or you are looking to buy a new or used Kia. Whatever you expect or think you know about Kia, we go one step further. It proves our fixation with quality – it explains why so many people choose our cars, and why we keep growing all over the world. Plus, with our state-of-the-art European Factory, the future is brighter than ever for Kia Motors.

Mitchell's Body Repairs
Member since 18 November 2019
Penzance

We are a small family run business which has been established since 2008. Our team of two technicians have almost 30 years of combined experience working on all makes and models of vehicle, with no job being too big or too small. We carry out body work repairs and paintwork to cars, small vans and motorbikes. Insurance work can be undertaken as well as valeting and paintwork rectification. We are PPG and Lesonal trained, and have over 15 years of dealership experience.

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Member since 13 December 2018
Crowlas

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Thomas Auto Tec
Member since 21 December 2011
Hayle

"Thomas Auto Tec is an MOT, servicing and motorhome specialist. For over 40 years we have continued to grow by offering our customers good service and excellent value. We are constantly updating our range of products and equipment to ensure we offer you the most advanced automotive products for your vehicle. So, whether your car or motorhome is an everyday necessity or your pride and joy, we can guarantee you a cost effective and high performance solution for all your motoring needs."

Sandows Garage Ltd
Member since 21 December 2011
Hayle

"Sandows Garage is a family run business with over 50 years experience based in the new MOT and vehicle service centre at Rose-an-Grouse. The new building is central heated and has a floor area of 1700 sq ft which includes the latest MOT automatic test lane for class 4 & 7 testing. We can offer air conditioning system diagnosis and repairs, tyre fitting and wheel balancing. We have two modern vehicle lifts, a fully equipped office with computer network for invoicing and vehicle data, customer waiting room with hot drinks and view of your vehicle during MOT or repair, and loan cars (when available) for customer use."

Buryas Bridge Garage
Member since 03 January 2012
Penzance

"Buryas Bridge Garage caters to both the domestic and commercial markets throughout Cornwall. Based in Penzance we can offer you the very best in competitive prices combined with a high quality service. As if this wasn't enough, we also offer you free courtesy cars while yours is being worked on. As a family run business we have many years of knowledge and expertise within the German car market. Our friendly staff are always happy to help and you can wait in our comfortable waiting area for an expert in your subject. All our work is carried out in-house, therefore quality and vehicle wellbeing are easily maintained, irrespective of your requirements. Realistic labour charges are applied to all work with written quotations. We are both insurance and warranty approved repairers; therefore any accident damage can be quickly rectified with gleaming paintwork and the original wax under body protection reapplied."

Graham Eddy Motori
Member since 03 January 2012
Penzance

"Graham Eddy Motori - Italian car specialists, offering servicing and repairs on all Italian cars, modern and classic, by a fully qualified Alfa Romeo technician with 25 years experience."

Carn Bosavern Garage
Member since 03 January 2012
Penzance

"Carn Bosavern Garage based in St Just, between Penzance and Lands End, is a family owned business, where we specialise in classic cars from 1958 - 1978. We carry out restoration and renovation work on all classic cars, which includes body work and spraying. We are also an MOT station and have a large workshop for regular work."

Respraying in Penzance

Car Respray Prices

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

  • 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 Penzance

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