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Body Damage - Scuffs & Scrapes


Often scuffs and scrapes to your cars bodywork can be repaired without the need for a visit to the body shop. This is especially true of scuffs on painted plastic bumpers as shown in figure 5a.

Localized repair of this kind usually costs around £85+vat per repair which is often far cheaper than taking your car to a body-shop to get the whole panel painted.

Fig 6. although the scuffing to this Ford Focus is light, the front wing is bent inward, a panel beater at a body shop will need to repair this damage.

There can often be a fine line between damage that needs to be repaired at a body shop and damage that can be fixed with cosmetic repair or smart repair. If in doubt, just ask us.



If you have damage similar to that shown on this page and you are wondering if and how it can be repaired, and how much it will cost, upload a photo to Ask the Experts and we'll advise you - no obligation.

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Our End-of-Lease Services provide quality repair for excessive wear and tear, and is acceptable and appropriate for Contract Hire, Personal Contract Purchase (PCP), Private Lease, Contract Purchase and Lease Purchase. Fleet managers wishing to efficiently prepare off-lease vehicles can contact us or send their drivers directly to our Q&A. Our advisors are trianed by Manheim to work to the BVRLA guidelines.


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