Our workshop in Rayleigh extends a warm welcome to customers from the nearby Benfleet area, which is located just 5 miles to the southwest of us. When regional motorists come to RPC Accident Repair Centre for bodywork repairs, they assure themselves of a first-class service delivered by skilled tradesmen and technicians. From major insurance repairs for an entire vehicle to minor bumper repairs across a localised area, we provide the complete car bodywork rectification service – one rarely matched by other companies in Benfleet.
Most of our customers are happy to leave bodywork repairs in our capable hands, especially those who are having insurance repairs undertaken and who know that this type of work is more carefully monitored for quality. Some of our Benfleet customers like to know a little more about our working systems, and we think this is completely fair. We wouldn’t want to leave the condition of our car bodywork in the hands of just anybody either!
Below, we provide a short insight into the systems, tools and materials we use to perform car bodywork and bumper repairs at our fully-equipped workshop near Benfleet.
Stripping and Fitting – Prior to bodywork repairs, vehicles need to be stripped of damaged components and any other parts which may hinder the repair or refinishing process. The vehicles of our Benfleet customers are worked on by skilled strippers and fitters, all of whom use modern tooling from major manufacturers such as Snap-On and Mac Tools.
Stripping is a vital part of the car bodywork repair process because it sometime reveals further damage to your vehicle. Even minor cosmetic work, such as bumper repairs, may see the panel removed to make work easier for our repairers. Stripping and fitting will almost inevitably take place on insurance repairs, particularly on most types of large-scale work.
Panel Beating – While many motorists in Benfleet will have an image of panel beaters using traditional ‘dolly and flip’ methods to perform bodywork repairs, our own team has a complete choice of resources available. While these time-served skills are still widely used, some parts of your car bodywork may need to be realigned or replaced completely.
Jig systems and dozers are often used on private work and insurance repairs based on the scale of the damage, while small jobs such as bumper repairs or minor panel dings could make use of rods or similar SMART repair systems. Whatever it takes to rectify the car bodywork of our Benfleet customers is readily available to our panel beating personnel.
Paint Refinishing – Insurance repairs are undertaken to strict criteria and because we also have PAS 125 and COSHH regulations to consider, your car bodywork will usually be refinished using water-based paint. Bodywork repairs and bumper repairs will be refinished in low-bake oven facilities using equipment from the likes of Sata or DeVillbiss.
Benfleet motorists also benefit from systems at the end of the refinishing process which ensure the perfect finish. The new paint on your car bodywork will be cut and polished once cured so that any minor imperfections are removed. Naturally, our company unconditionally guarantees all bodywork repairs, insurance repairs and bumper repairs.