Premier Car Care is effectively a smart paint shop. To a large extent I repair the damage the same way a body shop will. The damaged area, is cleaned and repaired, major dents being reduced as much as possible by panel beating. Minor dents, deep scratches and gouges are repaired and resurfaced. The area once smoothed and restored to its original contours, is then primed and colour-matched, before top-coating with a fast-drying clear coat that is dust dry in twenty minutes. The finish is identical to the factory finish and may be treated in exactly the same way once fully cured.
As each paint or panel damage is unique, the cost to repair it will depend on the time required to perfect the repair. Generally I will be able to carry out a repair for significantly less than a body shop would charge, and additionally you get the benefit of on-site service with no time lost to deliver the car to a workshop and pick it up again after a couple of days.
Every car has a paint code applied by the manufacturer somewhere on the vehicle. This code is entered into a computer database covering virtually every vehicle manufactured in the world over the last 20 years. Using this database we can formulate and produce an exact colour match. Some eye matching may subsequently be required if the vehicle has been previously repaired.
I aim for all our repairs to be unnoticeable to anyone oblivious to the original damage. As it is a repair and not a replacement I aim for the repair to be 97%+ of its original factory finish. A trained eye can pick out even a high end bodyshop repair if closely inspected. I aim for a high end repair but at at half the price.
I offer a year’s guarantee on the repaired area on all our work (aside from any rust damage or touch in or cigarette burn repairs). If at any time a claim is made on the guarantee I will redo the repair or to offer a refund. If for whatever reason you decide to take the car to a third party to rectify a repair I will not be liable to any cost above the invoiced price of the repair. In order to claim under the guarantee the receipt and invoice number is a requirement. The guarantee is not transferable in any way this includes sale of the car.
In most instances the repainted area will be dust dry in 20 minutes after application. Within 20 minutes to an hour after application of the top coat, the finish will be sufficiently hard to allow us to polish and complete the repair process. You may wash the car 24 hours after the repair, but it is recommended that no sealing waxes or polishes be used on the new paint for a further one month after that time.
I pride myself on the quality of work I produce, and can state with confidence that there are many Body shops out there that cannot produce such quality.