Purchasing a car is never cheap. Owning a vehicle does not merely remain confined to the cost you pay for purchasing the car. It includes the running expenses as well as the maintenance charges too. This is why you’ll need to protect your investment as best possible. In some cases, despite taking all the necessary precautions, you might find yourself involved in a car collision. In this scenario, once you’ve checked on the safety of the passengers involved in the collision, you will need to take stock of the damages sustained by the car. In many cases, car collisions are not serious. They will typically result in some scratches, dents and dings on the exterior of the vehicle. To deal with these and set them right, you might want to consider the merits of SMART repairs.

When you visit an auto body shop to deposit your car after a collision, you’ll likely want the repair technicians to get rid of all the scratches and scuff marks resulting from the collision. To accomplish this, the SMART repair technicians will:

  • First clean and dry the affected area for removing the dirt and wax that could affect the repair work
  • Mask off the neighbouring panels and details (including the badges, lights and moulding) carefully to protect them during the repair process
  • Sand back the damaged area for revealing the paint and the primer layers – this is especially so as many repair shops rebuild the colour of the vehicle on a layer-by-layer basis for a better quality finish
  • Prime the vehicle with a grey base and cure it with an infrared lamp
  • Start applying the paint in thin layers with the help of a spray gun
  • Heat the paint to ensure that it dries between each application
  • Cure the entire area with the help of an infrared lamp
  • Remove any paint nibs with extremely fine grain paper after the area has cooled sufficiently and,
  • Polish and buff the panel