Scratching, scuffing, denting or dinging your car can be irritating.
You saved up for ages to buy your pride and joy and have driven carefully on the roads of Dubai only to find yourself suddenly with some annoying minor damage on the bodywork – sometimes, not of your making!
Now you’re going to have to shell out a big chunk of cash to fix the damage and lose the car for several days at the local dealership.
Or are you?
SMART Repair (Small, Medium Area Repair Technology) is the revolutionary process of repairing a car using the specialised process of high tech paint, tools and materials to give a good as new repair on a small area of damage.
A few years ago, cars would have to be taken into body repair shops in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, often for days at a time, even for relatively minor damage. But recent advances in repair technology mean that smaller damaged areas can be repaired in a matter of a few hours instead of a few days which in turn dramatically reduces the cost customers can incur using traditional body shop repair processes.
What does SMART Repair fix on your car?
Our local research in Dubai and Abu Dhabi showed that over 65% of cars on the road are carrying some form of minor damage that can be fixed easily by SMART repair. Often or not, owners may not even realise but keeping your car in tip-top condition maintains a sensible resale value and keeps it looking great!
Typically, damage less than the size of an A4 sheet of paper and non-structural is suitable for SMART repair and the types of damage that are appropriate for SMART repair include:
• Bumper Scuffs and Body Work Scratches
The most common area of vehicle damage is to bumpers and small areas of bodywork and a SMART repair is the perfect way to restore them to pristine condition.
A typical repair is cleaned, prepared and primed with a fast drying primer. The process continues by perfectly matching the paint, followed by spraying and finishing with our top quality lacquer. The SMART Repair process is targeted to repaint only the damaged area instead of a complete panel, reducing costs, time and passing the savings on to the customer.
• Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
Paintless dent repair, or PDR, is the craft of removing dings and dents from car body work without the use of traditional fillers or repainting. This incredible process is possible due to “memory” in today’s car panel metals. PDR technicians use these physical properties of today’s modern metals to “massage” the distorted form back to the way it was before the dent. After accessing the backside of the damaged panel, the PDR technician is aided by specialised dent removal tools, lighting and mirrors to fully restore the dented panel to pre-accident condition – often or not in only a few minutes!
• Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
“Kerb-rash” or “kerbed” alloy wheels are one of the few downsides of owning some cool rims. Parking your car too close to kerbstones can result in that terrible scuffing and scratching around the outer rim of your alloys. It can be heartbreaking! Fortunately, SMART repair negates the need to spend thousands on replacement wheels. Quality alloy wheel refurbishment requires the wheel to be correctly cleaned and the surface specially re-grounded and then repainted with an application of a high-quality quick drying lacquer to finish the process.
SMART Repair technology can also be applied inside the vehicle too. Small rips, tears or cigarette burns to seats are colour matched to the fabric for an almost invisible repair. The removal of Sat Navs and mobile phone cradles can leave holes in the dashboard. They too can be repaired back to their original condition.
• Windscreen Chips
A windscreen chip can be very unsightly and also unsafe – especially if it’s in your line of vision. SMARt Repair technology helps remove cracks and bullseyes saving car owners the cost of a replacement windscreen.
SMART Repair is a range of advanced techniques used to repair the minor damage quickly and cost-effectively, avoiding the expense of traditional repair methods and replacement parts and is available in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.