How Are The Repairs Carried Out?
Kiwi Colour mobile service is effectively a mobile Paint shop. To a large extent we repair the damage the same way a body shop will. The damaged area is cleaned and repaired, major dents being reduced as much as possible by panel beating. Minor dents, deep scratches and gouges are repaired and resurfaced. The area once smoothed 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 identical to the factory finish and may be treated in exactly the same way once fully cured.
How Much Does It Cost?
As each 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 Body 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
How Do You Match The Color?
Every car has a paint code applied by the manufacturer somewhere on the vehicle. This code is entered into a 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?
We aim for all our repairs to be unnoticeable to anyone oblivious to the original damage. As it is a repair and not a replacement we aim for the repair to be 95%+ of its original factory finish. A trained eye can pick out even a high end bodyshop repair if closely inspected. We aim for a high end repair but at at half the price.