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Respraying in Tunbridge Wells

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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 Tunbridge Wells 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 Tunbridge Wells (37 found)
Opps fuel and mechanical services
14 Job Completed
Rusthall
5.0 / 5

Hi my name is mark jones I have been a mechanic for over 20 years always worked for a company but due to family ties I feel I have to now work for my self I can do wrong fuel engine diagnostics and general repairs any think else you would like to know just ask

Paddock Wood MOT Service & Repairs Ltd
2 Job Completed
Paddock Wood
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business that was established over 40 years ago in South London. We relocated to Paddock Wood in 2009.

Since 2009 we have established a good customer base and have built up a good reputation with all our customers. We are happy to have and continue to have excellent recommendations from our customers, and due to this we now provide services to members of families, friends, neighbours and local businesses.

We are 2 minutes walk from Paddock Wood Train Station, which means dropping off and picking up your vehicle is not a problem. We also provide a local collect and deliver service for those customers that are unable to get to our garage.

We have excellent mechanics and MOT testers that have been in the garage business for many years and whom work to a very high standard. We also provide an apprentice scheme and work closely with the local college.

We also sell low cost second hand vehicles, which are always fully serviced and always have a brand new MOT. These vehicles are advertised on our website and on Autotrader.

Our aim is to be Paddock Wood's premier MOT Garage, providing an efficient and effective customer service, with the highest quality of workmanship, in relation to MOT's and other company products and services. Always ensuring that the work is carried out in line with Company and Ministry procedures.

Paddock Wood MOT Service & Repairs Ltd is certified by the Retail Motor Industry Federations Independent Garage Association as an approved member of Trust My Garage.

LADDINGFORD GARAGE SERVICES LTD
4 Job Completed
GRAVELLY WAYS
5.0 / 5

"FAMILY RUN WORKSHOP WITH 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE. ALL MAKES AND MODELS REPAIRED. LATEST TOOLS AND DIAGNOSTICS. ROUND THE CLOCK SUPPORT.
EVERYTHING FROM CLASSICS TO MODERN DAY VEHICLES.
SPECIALIST ELECTRICAL REPAIRS"

Lifestyle Ford Tunbridge Wells
1 Job Completed
Tunbridge Wells
5.0 / 5

We at Lifestyle in Tunbridge Wells are a main Ford, Suzuki and Subaru dealer. We offer a collection and delivery as a customer drop off and collect. Courtesy cars available upon request. We have the facilities to perform fast fit services and tyre work.

MOTORVATION SAAB
2 Jobs Completed
Tonbridge
4.5 / 5

"Founded by Chris Wilkinson we have always sought to establish ourselves as professional, friendly and above all honest. As Independent Saab Specialists we have always relied upon our reputation for referral of new customers by existing ones for Saab Servicing, Saab Repairs and Saab Parts. People and their Saabs are our business. We have many longstanding clients from as far away as Holland,Bristol,Devon,& the Midlands. We have avoided the temptation to get too big, preferring to stay small & personal, away from the high street and the "dealer image". Thus we have been able to keep prices low whilst not compromising on our ability to keep up to date with the latest models and technology. We get to know our customers personally and want you to get to know us too.With the sad demise of Saab Canterbury, please remember we are not too far away. We are located near Pembury,just off the A21 between Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks and within easy reach of Maidstone, Canterbury, and the Medway Towns. "

Topmech73 Ltd
Member since 20 May 2018
Kent

Topmech73 Ltd is MOBILE MECHANIC service and was established in 2014. From day 1 we have consistently delivered our customers with a top-quality service. With over 25 years experience, we have an impressive amount of knowledge on many makes and models. From breakdown recovery to bodywork, no job is too big or small.

Being mobile means we can come to you wherever you are leaving you with peace if mind that we can cover any repairs, services and breakdowns you may encounter.

We have access to a fantastic workshop where we carry out a lot of our work including clutch replacements and gearbox repairs. We always provide every customer with honest, competitive quotes and understand how important it is you receive quality work at affordable prices.

Lifestyle (Tunbridge Wells)
Member since 19 January 2016
Tunbridge Wells

Lifestyle Europe have multiple service locations in the South East offering Main Dealer Servicing and Repairs for Ford, Mazda, Renault, Kia, Subaru and Isuzu. This location in Tunbridge Wells is a Renault and Kia Main Dealer. We have highly qualified and experienced technicians and offer servicing on all makes and models. We offer a full range of services from tyres to MOT's and look forward to welcoming you soon!

Bodiwork by Devey Ltd
Member since 01 June 2020
The Moor Road otford

A new accident repair company in the heart of Sevenoaks Kent backed by the former dragon and television personality Hilary Devey. Our team have over 30 years experience in accident repair And our technicians are fully qualified.
We also specialise in full classic car restoration, bespoke car colour coding, vehicle wraps and much more.

Our design studio specialises in high end interiors.

Tunbridge Wells Hyundai
Member since 11 February 2017
TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Tunbridge Wells Hyundai is the main dealer in Kent, with Dealerships in Tunbridge Wells and Medway. The business was established in 1970 in Tunbridge Wells, the Company has steadily expanded itself over the years with now dealerships in Tunbridge Wells and Medway.

The growth of the company has been down to the hard work and determination of our experienced team to ensure the customers are provided with the best value deals on new and used cars. As a family business we take pride in ensuring that we provide the very best customer car for our current and future customers, whether it is helping you find the car you want for the right price or picking up your car and dropping it off for your service. Our objective is to make sure you're before and after sales experience is as relaxing and carefree as possible.

At Tunbridge Wells Hyundai we are fully equipped to assist you with sales, service, parts, accessories and body shop. Providing you with the one stop shop for all your motoring needs.

MotorsportDays.com
Member since 23 November 2011
Tonbridge

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Jim Litchfeild Motor Engineer
Member since 29 September 2011
Tunbridge Wells

"For Servicing,Repairs,Diagnostics on Engine & ABS Systems.Also Engine Management ECU Testing."

Quickserve
Member since 21 February 2012
Tunbridge Wells

"Here at Quickserve we offer extensive mechanical services for all cars throughout the Tunbridge Wells area.At Quickserve we offer fixed price servicing plus all general repairs including brakes, suspension and MoT preparation.In addition, we offer free estimates and a friendly, reliable service which puts the customer at the heart of all work which is carried out."

PTA Edenbridge
Member since 03 May 2011
Edenbridge

"PTA Edenbridge has been serving the local community for over 35 years. We pride ourselves on being able to keep up with major improvements in motor vehicle technology, without losing site of good value for money and excellent customer service. Today we employ over 50 people in our six service centres in the south east of England. Two of our centres are also branded 'MOTORSTORE'. OUR MISSION STATEMENT We will provide great value and customer service to our motoring community. We will keep up-to-speed with changing and improving technology, along with MOT testing standards, to ensure we provide our customers with technical expertise."

SE Tyres Tunbridge Wells
Member since 03 August 2011
Tunbridge Wells

"We have 17 fast-fit auto centres located across the South East. SE Tyres Tunbridge Wells 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"

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Respraying in Tunbridge Wells

Car Respray Prices

The guide has been written to answer some of the questions you may have about Respraying your in Tunbridge Wells. 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 Tunbridge Wells 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 Tunbridge Wells 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 15,158 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 Tunbridge Wells;

  • 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 Tunbridge Wells

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