Concrete Splatter & Cement Dust
First Aid Advice
If you find you have concrete splatter or cement dust contamination you should first try to wash it off with a pressure washer, if the concrete hasn't yet fully set, this may get it off. Only use the pressure to remove it, DO NOT try rubbing or scrubbing it off -- it is mainly sand and if you do try to rub it, any that comes off will grind against your paintwork causing scratches.
If the pressure washer method doesn't work, then you will need to bring your car to us for decontamination. We use an acid wash which breaks down the lime. Although using acid is hazardous, which is why we use protective clothing, it is harmless to your car's paintwork because exposure is so brief.
How much will it cost?
It can vary depending on the amount of contamination and the type of concrete/cement. We can never quite tell how long it will take to remove until we have tried to remove it. So what we do is work on the car for half an hour, we can then phone you with a more accurate estimate of how long the rest of the car will take, although sometimes we can remove it within this hour.
|First ½ hour||£26.50|
|Each further ½ hour||£26.50|
|Dismantling/Fitting per ½ hour||£21.00|
|Material Costs per Hour
For specialist machines and products such as concrete remover. Normal materials/sundries are in included in the hourly rate, eg detergents, masks & gloves.
|There's no VAT to be added to our prices|
Do I claim on my insurance?
Very few of these kinds of jobs warrant a claim because the vast majority of these can be done within 2-8 hours. In rare cases where it takes longer, just a call to the insurance company can turn it into a claim. We usually recommend that you call your insurance company first just so they know they are happy with you bringing it here. We deal with all the major insurance companies.
Please use great care if trying to remove concrete yourself. It often contains sand and grit, so if it does start to come off can seriously scratch your paintwork.
Multiple Vehicle Contamination
If you are unfortunate enough to be the person responsible for splattering cement
over lots of cars, don't panic! You aren't the first -- we often find that
this is the case.
We strongly suggest that you get at least one car done and returned to the owner as quickly as you can. In our experience, people go off looking for their own solutions and getting all sorts of advice -- often they will be advised that they need a respray. But once they see that one car has been done to the owners satisfaction, they will be happy to have theirs done too.
You can send them direct to us, or we can collect cars from anywhere in the country. See out Transport page for options.
Please don't hesitate to contact us. The more quickly you act, the more easily we can deal with accident clean-ups.