Factors that can affect a Mobile Body Repair
In today’s current environment the weather is one thing that can’t be relied on, it rains when it supposed to be dry and is sunny when it should be cold. With these varying weather conditions you can see why they might have an effect on the outcome of a mobile car body repair. The weather is the most important factor that must be monitored when carrying out car repairs in the open for if the weather turns for the worse the repair time can be dramatically increased as a result. We at www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk have tried to reduce the possibility of delayed repair times by using a portable shelter, its large enough to cover the majority of a standard car with room either side for heating equipment and other items related to the repair type. The only time we are not able to use this shelter would be if there is not enough room to erect it or when erect it cover another drive or is on a major road.
Even with the portable shelter the finished repair can still be effected by weather later on in the day, for example the top coat of lacquer that we use is the best you can get for a mobile service, it takes 6 minutes to flash off and must be left for 24 hours without washing your car to fully cure, but if there is heavy rain or hail that puts continuous pressure on the area fixed it might damage the top coat of lacquer which takes up to 24 hours to fully cure.
Even when the damage on your car has been fixed the paintwork will still be soft for a further 24 hours so care must be taken when parking and applying any pressure to the area fixed. One customer had a scuff on his bumper and when fixed by us decided to put his car back into the garage which was the right thing to do, but he had inadvertently parked the car right up against a cardboard box that had weights in, when he took the car out the next morning he found that where the cardboard had been pressed onto the bumper overnight it had left a print into the paint work that would not rub out and needed another smart repair to fix the problem.
Solvents are another factor that can affect the repair finish on fresh paint, for if used to clean the area or accidently dropped on to it can remove the lacquer from the area affected. Caution needs to be applied if you have had a repair near the petrol cap panel for petrol and diesels are solvents too.
Other than weather, solvents and pressure there is not much else that would affect the finish of the smart repair.