All You Need To Know About Auto Body Repairs

If you own a car you would know the importance of an auto body repair shop. A car is prone to damages especially when it goes through a serious road accident. An automobile needs proper maintenance and care to utilize it to the fullest. It is not possible for a normal person to devote time in looking after his automobile when he already has his job to attend to. A proper auto body repair shop can do the necessary repairs to your vehicle. An auto body repair shop can provide spare auto body parts as well as repair where needed.

As you choose an auto body repair shop to fix the damages that your vehicle may have received, you must educate yourself with the necessary know-how of auto repair techniques. Here are a few facts that you might find useful.


To get rid of light scratch and/or marks on your car’s surface, you can consider using a polisher. Apply the polisher gently on the car surface and move it slowly in circular motions all over the scratches unless the marks get invisible. If the scratch and/or marks are deep, you must use a sanding stick to sand the edges of a scratch.

Auto body damages

Auto body damages comprise of dings and dents. If the dents are shallow, a household plunger can do the trick. In case of deep dents, you should use a dent puller and a drill. The correct way to use a dent puller is to drill holes in various areas within a dent. Insert the tip of the puller into a hole and screw it in several turns. Thereafter, push the handle towards the auto. All you need to do after this is to gently pull the handle back towards you. This process should be repeated for the other holes too.

Paint damages

Usually, the paint of a car is treated after all the damages are covered. Two thin coats of primer are applied and allowed to dry. Thereafter, the car surface is wiped with grease remover in order to remove dust particles and fingerprints. Then, apply three coats of paint and park the car in sun for a good amount of time to dry up. You should not paint your car during damp weather.

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1 Response to "All You Need To Know About Auto Body Repairs"

  1. Derek Dewitt says:

    I was in a small accident just the other day, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about using a dent pull for larger dents. I will be sure to find a shop that can do this for me so I don’t risk damaging the car attempting it myself.

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