Just a scratch and a bump

This van is a little scuffed up along the right side. A broken mirror and a shallow dent along the side indicates that someone got a little too up close and personal. But it’s nothing a smear of body filler and some paint can’t fix.

The first picture shows the side of the van after the body filler has been applied. The dent was very shallow which makes it ideally suited for repair with body filler. Despite body filler’s less than stellar reputation, used properly, as in this application, the repair will last the life of the van. It is when body filler is used improperly that problems arise.

The second photo shows the same area after the filler has been sanded smooth, masked and primed.

Once the side is painted white again even the keenest eye won’t be able to tell anything had happened.

Posted on July 2, 2012, in Collision Repair and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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