Frequently Asked Questions

» How are the repairs carried out?
» How much does it cost?
» How do you match the colour?
» Will I be able to see the difference?
» How long does it take to dry?
» Where do I take the car?
» Why is Bumperfix Plus Different to Other Mobile Services?

How are the repairs carried out?

Our van is effectively a mobile workshop.

Working with plastic parts is not the same as metal panel repairs although many of the methods are similar. The damaged area is cleaned and repaired, . Minor dents, deep scratches and gouges are sanded clear and then repaired with body filler if necessary. The area once faired in 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 two minutes. The finish is the same as the factory finish and may be treated in exactly the same way once fully cured.

How much does it cost?

As each bit of paint or panel damage is unique, the cost to repair it will depend on the time required to effect the repair. Generally we will be able to carry out a repair for significantly less than a crash 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. Most of our jobs take no more than 2 - 3 hours to complete.

We are always happy to provide a firm quote before commencing work.

How do you match the colour?

Almost every car has a paint code applied by the manufacturer somewhere on the vehicle.
This code is entered into our 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.

Will I be able to see the difference?

No! The processes we use ensure that the appearance of the repaired area will be equal to the original factory finish, and after an appropriate curing time, you can treat the new paint exactly the same as you would the original finish.

We offer a Lifetime Warranty on the repairs, guaranteeing that the repaired area will not fade, delaminate or lose its original finish. We cannot guarantee rust repairs.

How long does it take to dry?

In most instances the repainted area will be dust dry in 2 minutes after application. We then use an infra red heater to cure the paint after which the finish will be sufficiently hard to allow us to polish and complete the repair process. Once we have completed the repair the car may be driven immediately.

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.

Where do I take the car?

We come to you! All work can be conveniently performed at your home or office. All we need is a safe working area off the street, and access to a power point (up to 25 metres away). Shelter is obviously required if the weather is inclement, but generally the best results can be achieved in full daylight conditions, out in the open.

Why is Bumperfix Plus Different to Other Mobile Services?

We pride ourselves on the quality of work we produce, and can state with confidence that there are many panel shops out there that cannot produce such quality - and we do it in your driveway!

Bumperfix Plus cannot guarantee you the cheapest prices in town, but we can guarantee you the best value for money - the best possible level of repair for a fair price.