Automobiles do not come cheap so you must take adequate care. Owning a vehicle includes purchasing cost, running expenditure and also the maintenance and servicing charges.
When you have a car collision, the primary concern is safety of the ones involved in the accident and the car. You need to have your car moving on the roads in a healthy condition.
Have you ever heard of SMART repair? It stands for Small to Medium Area Repair Technology and form of auto body servicing. This procedure has been around for about 15 years and now it is a part of the professional service. This system is an alternative to entire re-sprays for chipped out car body paint.
The service aims at refurbishing the existing parts that is damaged rather than replacing it. This procedure is efficient in terms of both money and time. It can curtail the huge expenses involved in parts replacement.
There are a number of damages that can be repaired and the most common one is the paint-work. Any metallic or plastic surface tends to lose paint. SMART methods are useful in repainting larger areas. Velour and Fabric are repainted using spray aerosol paints. There are also texture sprays that will repaint as well as give the damaged areas a better texture.
If there is any scratch to synthetics like vinyl and plastic, SMART processes are used. The torn areas can be easily glued together so the entire layer of vinyl need not be replaced.
Broken plastic can be mended using SMART procedure. The plastic welding system is very useful. It fills in the cracks or the breakage line that need no replacement. In case of dents, the metal is pushed out using cast instruments. Some of the techniques implemented are:
- Paint Spot Restoration – scratches, chips for major parts of bodywork.
- Paint-less Dent Removal – dings and dents.
- Alloy Wheel Refurbishment- scratched alloys and alloy rims.
- Plastic Trim Restoration – mirror casing and bumper cracks.
- Windshield Mending – small cracks.
- Fixing the Interior – cracked dashboard and burns, fading and wearing of leather.
This process of damage restoration has brought a positive change in the automobile maintenance industry. It is very much used in bumper repairs and other frequently damaged parts. This service has gained widespread popularity from the time the areas of refurbishment have been branched out into alloy wheel services, repairing widescreen and internal parts that come along with guarantee. After few years, you can identify SMART services as a standalone trade.
These techniques are not appropriate for vehicles that have gone through serious accidents. It’s also not a suitable method for mending structural damage, complete re-spray, panel replacement due to corrosion or any other serious damage. All these must be performed at a traditional car body shop.