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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 Sudbury 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 Sudbury (14 found)
BCMT Autocentre
77 Jobs Completed
Wormingford
4.5 / 5

At BCMT Autocentre we offer MoT Testing (class 4 & 7), vehicle diagnostics, mechanical repairs and servicing, covering all makes and models. We offer a complete range

Grove Autos
Member since 17 September 2021
Colchester

With honesty and integrity forming the foundations of our business values and standards, we pride ourselves on delivering a service you can trust. Established on firm Chr

A.J.Gardner Repairs
Member since 17 September 2021
Colchester

A.J.Gardner Repairs

SE Tyres Sudbury
Member since 17 September 2021
Sudbury

"We have 17 fast-fit auto centres located across the South East. SE Tyres Sudbury offers a range of services and tyres from all the major manufacturers including Goodyea

David Pryke Motor Repairs Ltd
Member since 17 September 2021
Clare, Nr Sudbury

"Established over 25 years ago, David Pryke Motor Repairs Ltd provides an extensive range of mechanical services to all makes and models of car and LCV. Having acquired a

Hadleigh Tyre Group - Hadleigh
Member since 17 September 2021
Ipswich

"Hadleigh Tyre Group - Hadleigh is part of the Hadleigh tyre group which was first opened in Hadleigh on the 17th November 1980 by a young William Burrows 20 years experi

CJ OLIVER
Member since 17 September 2021
Colchester

CJ OLIVER established since 2003, Located in Colchester we are friendly and deliver a high standard of all work carried out. We have gained our customer base through reco

Fix Auto Halstead
Member since 17 September 2021
Halstead

"Fix Auto Halstead is an expert in car body repair and collision repair for all types of vehicles. Our body shop in Halstead guarantees your cars body repair for life. Be

Ainger Holbrows Ltd
Member since 17 September 2021
ipswich

"A Family run business in Hadleigh Ipswich. We have been servicing, repairing and MOT Cars & Vans for over 50 years. We can offer a collection & delivery service within

Cross Street Garage Sudbury
Member since 17 September 2021
Sudbury

"Cross Street Garage is a family run business and have been established for over 10 years. As your local service centre, we can offer you a complete range of support serv

Riddelsdell Brothers Ltd
Member since 17 September 2021
Boxford

"Riddelsdell Bros was established in 1900 and is believed to be Europe's oldest recorded working garage. Located in Boxford on the Suffolk - Essex border. We cater for al

Suffolk Automatic Transmissions
Member since 17 September 2021
Sudbury

Suffolk Automatic Transmissions was established in 1981 and has been providing domestic and commercial vehicle repairs to customers around Suffolk and Essex ever since. W

A j break or fix
Member since 17 September 2021
Ipswich

We cover all types of mechanics frontyre changes to engine changes

hadleigh vehicle recovery
Member since 17 September 2021
hadleigh

recovery and fix vehicles

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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 Sudbury. 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 Sudbury 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 Sudbury 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 15,559 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 Sudbury;

  • 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 Sudbury

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