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As you’d imagine, I hear many stories behind our clients’ car damage. In fact, most days I return home from work and tell my family the “story of the day”. Today I thought I’d share with you a few little snippets of information about these kinds of stories. Obviously I can’t divulge too much information, especially when people share so many dirty car prang secrets with me!

It Wasn’t Me…

It was her! (or him!)

Scratch Repairs I did not do it

It wasn’t me!

This has to be one of the most common stories we hear. It’s always “the wife’s” fault and very often “the husband’s” fault. It can also be the son, the daughter, the neighbour, the brother, the friend. The list goes on. I remember one time I fixed a set of wheels for a man who was driving around in his brother’s car while his brother was working away, FIFO. The brother (owner of the car) had arranged for me to fix his four wheels and paid me in advance. The kicker is, the very same day I had fixed the wheels, the younger brother (borrower of the car) took the car for a drive and damaged the wheels again! You can imagine how bad he felt calling me up in the same 24 hours I had already done the repair.

You’ll Never Guess How it Happened!

Most people think their stories are unique, but I’ve heard so many stories now that I’m rarely surprised by how someone’s car got damaged. Common stories include:

Of course, many people have told me about the random letter boxes, poles and kerbs around Perth city that “jump out” from nowhere and hit their car. These things have a mind of their own. I’ve heard of so many “sightings” of these life-like objects in Perth that I’m starting to believe they actually exist!

The Worst Stories – Who’s Ripping You Off?

While I love hearing your stories, there is one particular kind of story I hate to hear – and that’s how my clients are getting ripped off. Whether it’s from an over-priced panel shop, an un-insured driver, an obnoxious person or a rip-off insurance company. Just this week I repaired a bumper for an elderly couple. They were quoted over $2000 by a panel shop to repair their bumper. They were also going to lose the use of their car for a week because they’d have to leave their car with the shop for repairs. After contacting Smart Finish, the repairs were done inside a few hours and cost less than $500. What a massive difference! For some people, our affordable service means the difference between having transport or not.

What About You?

So what’s your story? Does your car have minor cosmetic damage with a story behind it? I’m talking about scratches, scuffs, dents, crunched bumpers, chipped paint, etc. No matter how it happened or who caused the damage, give us a call. Book a day and time and we’ll arrive on time, repair the damage in a few hours and no one will know anything ever happened. It’ll be our secret.

Paint Repair Results: Beyond Car Touch Ups

Are you finding it difficult to locate someone who can expertly repair car paint damage? Many of our competitors are really good at repairing tiny scratches or paint chips, but are not so good at repairing more significant damage. At Smart Finish, we spend most of our days repairing damage that is medium-sized. That is, we repair damage that’s about the size of the palm of your hand and no bigger than a piece of A4 paper. Here’s a brief guide to help you understand what we do.

Examples of Very Small Paint Damage – You Can Probably Fix these Yourself

Some customers call us requesting paint touch ups for the following items. And you’d be surprised how many of our competitors will charge full rates to come do this work for you. Instead, we advise you to tackle these small problems yourself. Rather than charge you to come fix them, we actually suggest you can fix them yourself with a small bottle of touchup paint applied with a toothpick or fine brush.

  • Small stone chips (use touch up paint and a fine brush or toothpick)
  • Light scratches (try use car polish and a microfibre cloth to manually buff the scratch away)
  • Superficial scuffs (again, try the car polish)

Examples of Medium Cosmetic Damage – Call Us

In all of the following examples, if the damage size is smaller than a sheet of A4 paper, we can fix it.

  • Cracked/Blistered Paint
  • Heavy Scratches (the kind that break the car’s clear coat)
  • Deep paint scuffs
  • Damaged alloy wheels
  • Cracked bumpers

In all of the above examples, we can use our SMART Repair process to strip back the damage and refinished the area, so it looks as good as new. Because we’re only doing cosmetic work (i.e. non-structural), we can do the work at the location of your choice. All we need is access to power and water.

Examples of Large Damage – Call a Body Shop

Although we receive many enquiries for repairs to accident damage – we can NOT fix this kind of damage. Anything that is structural MUST be repaired by a body shop or panel beater… preferably one approved by your insurance company. To say that again, if your car has been in an accident or collision, do not ask us for a quote.

  • We don’t repair – accident damage
  • We don’t repair – damage that is large scale
  • We don’t repair – structural damage

Smart Finish is located in Perth, Western Australia. Based near Wangara, we are a mobile service and travel to most locations in the Perth metro area including Joondalup and Northern Suburbs, Perth City, Subiaco, Nedlands, Claremont and other Southern Suburbs.

Car Paint Colour Matching

New colour box

Car Colour Box

One of our 75 fan decks, This one is for Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Lotus

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new colour box, making it much easier to match colours. It’s a great backup to our powerful paint software program for looking up any vehicle’s colour code. Our new colour box consists of over 75 fan decks, containing more 4000 sprayed colour & variant chips, grouped by car manufacturer, it enables us to visualize the different variant shades of original car colours without making a spray out. Getting the colour right the first time will save us time, money and mistakes.

How we match a vehicle’s colour starts from finding the paint code from the vehicle, usually on a plaque under the bonnet, sometimes in the door jam or even in the spare wheel well. Once we have found that code, it is entered into the computer to identify the colour. There are usually multiple variants of one colour and that is when our new colour box comes into play. Being told by the software that there are variants we are then sent to the colour box to identify the actual variant. After we have visually identified the coloured card against the vehicle body and confirmed the colour its time to mix. Telling the computer how much we actually want to mix, it gives us a formula where we can mix using all of our various tints in specific order to exact measurements.

But what happens if the color has faded I hear you ask? No problem, we can still tint the color out to match the existing colour.

Car Paint Touch Up Perth

NOTE: Hire our mobile service. Read our auto paint repair Perth webpage
to see what we can do for your car's paintwork.

Car Paint Touch Up PerthMobile Auto Paint Touch Ups

Smart Finish can repair a variety of paint problems anywhere in the Perth metro area. When our customers ask for paint touch up to their car, the repair typically involves one or more of the following:

  • Brush-touching tiny chips – including stone chips.
  • Spray-painting larger problems areas – including scratches from wear and tear.

Colour Matching Your Car’s Paint for the Perfect Touch Up

The Smart Finish mobile vehicle is equipped with on-board computer and colour matching software. We use the software to match paint to the manufacturer’s specifications for your car’s make, model and year. If your car is old and faded, our experienced technicians use their expertise to tint the manufactuer-specified paint colour to the correct shade. This allows us to get the perfect shade for any vehicle – no matter whether it’s metallic or non-metallic auto paint.

Does Your Car Need a Paint Touchup?

A few small chips can ruin the entire look of your car. You’d be surprised how touching up the paintwork – even small stone chips or scratches – can restore your car’s good looks.

Why not give Smart Finish a call? Our mobile auto paint touch up service Perth prices start from only $59/visit. Prices vary depending on the size of the touchup job, but you always get value for money. Your car will look better and you will add to the resale value of the vehicle.

Give us a call today!