DIY Touch Up Paint

 

Beware DIY touch up paint!

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Avoid all the headache, lost time and wasted money and give us a call.  With a free estimate we can let you know if it’s something you can attempt, something we should handle or something that should go to a diamond certified body shop.

 
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Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 DIY Touch Up:

 This vehicle had it’s DEALER ORDERED touch up paint applied for more than a year.  As you can see, the color is gray instead of black.  The customer said it looked right when he applied it but it faded over time.  It was applied in two stages (color then clear).  We were able to remove all of the touch up, reface the damage, fill the whole in the bumper and re-touch it all.

Estimate for body shop repair: $3500

Estimate for repair after DIY touch up: $650

Estimate for repair before DIY touch up: $450

DIY: $40

Estimate for body shop repair: 10-15 days

Estimate for touch up: 4.5 hours

DIY: 2 hours work

 

Chrysler Sebring DIY Touch Up:

Could not be helped.  It was dealer ordered touch up and unfortunately was very permanent (not to mention a bad color match).

Estimate for body shop repair: $1500

Estimate for repair after DIY touch up: $300

Estimate for repair before DIY touch up: $200

DIY: $15

Estimate for body shop repair: 5-7 days

Estimate for touch up: 2 hours

DIY: 30 minutes work

 

Toyota Tacoma DIY Touch Up:

He watched a lot of DIY videos on the internet, ordered the “exact match” color touch up paint from a large online distributor for $10 or so a bottle.  Paniced when he did everything he was told to do to the “T” and it still came out unsatisfactory.  He called us right away before it cured, thank goodness.

Estimate for body shop repair: $800

Estimate for repair after DIY touch up: $300

Estimate for repair before DIY touch up: $200

DIY: $20 plus shipping

Estimate for body shop repair: 5 days

Estimate for touch up: 2 hours

DIY: 2 hours work and 5 days shipping