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identally backed into a pole or your bumper got scratched by a grocery trolley, a little bump or dent can be a big deal. Taking your car into an auto body shop, going through insurance, and waiting for the repair to complete is such a hassle. Is it worth your time and money?

We believe you deserve a car that looks great at an affordable price, without compromising your convenience. Here is a run-down of what it would cost to fix your bumper.



BUMPER REPAIR VS BUMPER REPLACEMENT?


Each year, there are about 1,000's of bumpers that are replaced and thrown out into landfills. However, more often than not, replacing the bumper is unnecessary! Many auto body shops will replace bumpers because it’s easier and makes them more money. Bumper replacements are only necessary when the bumper is severely damaged and the total cost to repair it is higher than a replacement. Replacing a bumper with an OEM replacement ( original equipment manufacturer could cost anywhere between £500-£700 for new parts and £400 -£1000 for labour at main dealer body shops. The cost is usually dependent on the year, make, and model of a car, as well as the body shop’s labour costs. Don't forget manufacturer dealerships get financially rewarded on the levels of revenue they put through. So I ask you will they repair a bumper or put a new OEM bumper?


With Paintless Dent Repair NI services, we never want to overcharge our customers or take the easy way out. If we think your bumper can be repaired we will tell you and we are up to the challenge of repairing it usually for less than a few hundred pounds.



DIFFERENT BUMPER REPAIRS / DIFFERENT COSTS


PDR – Paintless dent repair is a method of removing dents without paint damage. Using specialised tools and a little bit of heat, your mobile body shop technician will pull out the dent and restore it to its original form, usually takes about 1-2 hours and costs about £50 - £130.


Traditional Dent Repair – A traditional dent repair with Paintless Dent Repair NI takes about 3-4 hours and will cost, on average, £250-£350. Our technicians pull the dent out by using specialized tools, smooth out the area, and then paint the damaged area with Max Meyer Paint.


Scrapes & Scuffs – When it comes to scrapes and scuffs, we will buff the area, use a filler to smooth it, and then sand it down. The last step is to paint the bumper. The whole process will be about 5-6 hours and may cost £150-£200 to repair.


Cracks – Cracks are minor fractures or splits in the bumper, which Paintless Dent Repair NI can fix by filling in the crack with a plastic filler and sanding down the area until smooth. Once the filler is dried, we’ll paint it. On average, our bumper crack repair costs £175-£240 and takes 5-6 hours.


Holes & Punctures – Holes and punctures in the bumper cost about £240-£350 at our repair shop. Our techs smooth out the damaged area and then use a strong adhesive to patch up the area from behind. We’ll fill in the area, smooth it out, and then paint it. This process takes usually takes 5-6 hours but can take longer for more technical damage.


Getting your bumper repaired with Paintless Dent Repair NI is transparent, simple, and hassle-free, we even offer a collect / delivery service to your door. We provide free estimates that require zero obligation. Request a quote today for your free estimate.

Leasing a car for work or pleasure can be a worrying time, as you are responsible for a car, which is potentially worth a lot of money, that does not belong to you. If you notice a scratch or dent on the lease vehicle before you hand it back you could face a hefty charge.


Check your policy documents or speak to one of the leasing company adviser's and get confirmation what is classed as wear and tear, and what their penalties are for everything outside of wear and tear. You can then quite easily do a quick calculation as to how much the penalties are likely to be.


Should I repair a scratch or dent on my lease car?


Generally speaking it worth having dents and scratches to a lease car repaired before returning it, because the majority of the time SMART repairs will cost you less than the lease company penalties, and the damage will also reduce the cars resell value potentially increasing any negative equity you may have.

Fill out our online form today for your no-obligation repair estimate.

The SMART technique has transformed car repair. It allows us to fix just the damaged area without replacing the entire panel or bumper.



WHAT IS SMART REPAIR?


SMART stands for Small to Medium Area Repair Technology. It’s a technique for repairing small areas of car bodywork damage using specialist tools, materials and paints to blend the repair with the surrounding panel. It’s much quicker and cheaper than traditional car repair.



We used this techniques on the Volkswagon Touareg in the pictures to repair two deep stone chips on the driver side front wing, with the customer receiving their car back the same day.


DO ALL REPAIRERS USE THIS TECHNIQUE?


No, many do not. Paintless Dent Repair NI will only take on jobs that can be repaired using SMART techniques.


WHAT DAMAGE CAN BE REPAIRED?


1. Paintwork scratches, stone chips etc.

2. Minor dents with broken paint work.

3. Bumper scuffs.

4. Alloy wheel damage.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?


A standard bumper scuff repair will take as little as three hours, we will give you an approximate time with your repair cost estimate.


WILL THE PAINT COLOUR MATCH?


Yes, we can match any paint colour and finish with our partners colour-matching technology.

We start with the manufacturer’s colour code and then use our spectrophotometer machine to scan the paint and identify the specific tone. We can then replicate the colour with our specialist range of tints.


HOW EXACTLY DOES SMART REPAIR WORK?


Here are steps for repairing the stone chips on the Touareg.


1. Clean and dry the area to remove dirt and waxes that may interfere with the repair.

2. Carefully mask off neighbouring panels and details like lights, badges and moulding to protect them.

3. Carefully grind and sand back the damaged area keeping the repair area as small as possible.

4. Clean and dry the area again to remove dirt and waxes.

5. Prime with a grey base and cure with an infrared lamp.



6. Apply the paint in thin layers with a spray gun, heating it to dry between each application.



7. Cure the entire area with an infrared lamp.

8. Allow to cool, then remove any paint nibs with extremely fine grain paper.

9. Polish and buff the panel.



WILL THE DAMAGE STILL BE VISIBLE?


No, you shouldn’t be able to see the damage once the car has been repaired. We aim to get your car looking as good as new.


WHERE WILL THE REPAIR BE CARRIED OUT?


At our premises in Temple on the edge of Carryduff.


HOW MUCH DOES A REPAIR COST?


The cost of a bodywork repair depends on a lot of factors. We take into account the size, depth and location of the damage, as well as the car’s paint finish. Prices begin at £135.00 which is usually less than insurance policy excess.



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Red Brae Industrial Estate

Drumalig Road

Lisburn

BT27 6UG

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