SMASH REPAIR BLOG

Chrome Delete – The Styling New Trend

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As with any modern progressive business, we are always looking for ways of aligning our services with current trends & customer requests.

In that theme the latest styling for vehicles is refinishing grilles, badges, panels, and other exterior chrome trims in black, this is being referred to as “chrome delete”, and we are offering customized packs tailored to suit individual customer requirements.

The pictures here are of current 200 series Toyota Land-cruisers & Toyota Camry, showing the amazing overall transformation this can make to a vehicle.

The beauty of the process is that it can be applied to virtually any vehicle to achieve a similar look, and as always our skilled estimators are available to guide them all the way to achieve the results they are wanting, it’s really up to the customer to decide the extent of the transformation.

So if you have been wondering how others have achieved the look you’ve been wanting for your vehicle, look no further, just contact The Bump Shop and let us transform it.

Classic Car Restoration Brisbane

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Well it’s nostalgia week at The Bump Shop this time, with a visitation from these two classic restorations.

Both vehicles are independently owned and have been lovingly restored, but the owners still require the skill & experience of The Bump Shop Restorers to finesse their vehicles in the form of minor adjustments & paint correction, to keep them at car show restoration levels.

A full range of specialist auto body services like the ones required here are readily available at The Bump Shop, with all repairs done to Factory specifications, and carrying a lifetime warranty.

Red 2017 F Type Jaguar Panel and Paint

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We recently received this stunning Red 2017 F Type Jaguar which had been severely damaged in road accident.

Of course The Bump Shop being an authorised Jaguar & Land Rover repairer, means that we are already fully equipped and accredited with all of the latest repair & welding methods, and specific tools required to restore a vehicle of this calibre.

Once a plan of repair is established, it’s over to the Technicians to carry out the procedures, and as you will see by the pictures this was achieved to absolute perfection.

The last stage is colour matching & repainting the newly repaired sections, and again the pictures of the finished product speak volumes about the skill level of The Bump Shop Painting staff.

While the owner was delighted that his magnificent vehicle was back to its former splendour, he can also rest easy in the knowledge that all facets of the repair meet or exceed factory standards, and carry The Bump Shop lifetime warranty.

Porsche 911 GT3 Smash Repair

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Every now and then we are treated to seeing a true enthusiast car, and this Porsche 911 GT3 is by no means any exception.

It’s truly loved by its owner, and because he knows the consistent quality The Bump Shop produces, it was his first and only choice for repairs when it suffered accident damage.

Our Technicians expertly repaired the damage, returning the Customer’s pride & joy back to its former glory, and all with a lifetime warranty.

Aviation Fire Truck Smash Repair

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It’s never a dull day at The Bump Shop, because you can never tell what will drive the entrance next.

Today it was an Aviation Fire Truck, requiring some repairs, to which our skilled technicians quickly switched focus and rectified the problem, so the vehicle could quickly resume it’s very important duties.

All part of an normal day at The Bump Shop, where no job is too big or too small, on any vehicle.

Painting Wheels and Brake Calipers

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We are being asked more & more frequently about painting Wheels & Brake Calipers, as this change can dramatically enhance the overall look of a vehicle, it’s that edge car enthusiasts search for when wanting to make their special vehicle stand out at the next club meeting.

The difference with The Bump Shop, is that we have permanent Mechanical Staff, so we can take care of entire process, from disassembly of all wheels & brake components, to cleaning & painting, and most importantly professional reassembly & testing.

As for colour choice, the skies the limit, with obviously the traditional colours being the first choice, but ultimately the choice is the customers.

Hail Panel Repair

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Well it’s Christmas again, but for many poor motorists it’s unfortunately also “Hail Season”, so If you have been caught in one of these storms, The Bump Shop could be your saviour.

We specialise in all modern techniques for repairing hail damage, with highly trained technicians that can expertly transform these heavily damaged cars back to original condition, while meeting or exceeding industry standards, and all within efficient time frames.

These methods range from Paint less Dent Removal, which is becoming ever more popular on small to medium damage, all the way up to removing & replacing severely damaged metal panels, that require industry standard fixing techniques like specialised welding processes, or self-piercing rivets.

So don’t be stressed by the question of who can return your “pride & joy” to its pre-storm condition, just come to The Bump Shop and let us work our magic, so you can be reunited with your car, and enjoy driving once again.

Ford Mustang Panel and Paint Repairs

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Over the last few weeks we have been working on significant panel and paint repairs to a gorgeous 2017 Ford Mustang, after sustaining some very serious damage to the driver’s side.

The process began with some major panel removal, realignment and welding, all handled expertly by The Bump Shop’s highly skilled Technicians, who ensured all facets were meticulously checked for accuracy & quality.

Then it was the turn of the expert team of The Bump Shop Painters, to prepare, colour match, and paint the car to better than factory standards, a complicated task none the less, but a task easily achieved by the calibre of Trades People employed here.

As you can see by the final results, we are very proud that the car looks absolutely amazing in its dazzling red mica finish! Remember no job is too big or small, at The Bump Shop we pride ourselves on the work we carry to every vehicle that comes in. This is the why we offer a ‘Lifetime Warranty’ on all work performed, against faulty workmanship and product breakdown. Call or visit us to find out more.

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Honda, lift gate rear damage panel repair

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We were recently asked to repair this immaculately presented 2018 Honda Jazz, which unfortunately had suffered some significant damage to its lift gate & rear bumper cover.

At The Bump Shop we insist on genuine replacement panels for all vehicles, and this Honda was no exception!

Once the replacement parts were perfectly colour matched & painted to factory specifications, it was over to our expert fitters to remove the damaged originals, and replace them with the new.

The customer was absolutely thrilled with result, and for good reason, the car was now indistinguishable from its appearance prior the accident!

Whether it’s a Holden or Ford, Mercedes or BMW, a scratch or a ding; at The Bump Shop we are proud of the many services we offer and the results we produce for you, our customers. Come and see us or give us a call.

Honda Lift Gate Panel Repair

Bumpshop Car Panel, Paint and Detailing Services

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These days The Bump Shop is not only recognised for outstanding panel & restoration repairs to all makes & models, but it is also the “go to place” for car enthusiasts who want their prized possessions lovingly cleaned, polished & detailed.

We offer many services such as: interior care, including specialist leather treatments, under body cleaning, and of course the traditional cutting & polishing of exterior paintwork, all done with market leading products, applied by highly trained technicians, ensuring maximum results.

So just call, or call past The Bump Shop, and we can tailor a solution to your individual needs, that is guaranteed to impress.

Volkswagen Caravelle Smash Repair Brisbane

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Recently a customer brought in their near new Volkswagen Caravelle, unfortunately, it had suffered some damage to its quarter panel, while being maneuvered in a car park, as part of its regular duties.

The vehicle has been extensively modified to transport mobility equipment and is a vital part of the daily routines of the disabled persons who use it, therefore it was imperative to have it repaired properly & efficiently.

The Bump Shop team moved in quickly, removing the damaged panel, and replacing it with a brand new panel, and all to factory specifications.

The Owner was very impressed with the quality of the repair but more importantly happy to receive the vehicle back in a timely manner.

Brisbane Audi A4 Wheel Repaint

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We recently had a customer call past with his newly purchased Audi A4, in his eyes the car was just lacking something, and just didn’t have the “sporty look” he was aiming for.

But the experienced estimators at The Bump Shop came to aide with a suggestion of repainting his wheels in gloss black, and to take it to the next level painting his brake calipers bright red.

The results certainly speak for themselves, and the owner couldn’t be happier, just what he was looking for.

Maserati Grancabrio Convertible Panel Repair

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We were recently privileged to work on this beautiful 2012 Maserati Grancabrio Convertible, which was very unfortunately damaged by the owner.

The type of repair wasn’t daunting for the very experienced Bump Shop Technicians, who quickly & efficiently returned the vehicle to its former glory.

While it was here the owner opted to give the entire exterior of the car a detailing treatment, which is just one of many extra services that are offered at The Bump Shop.

At collection time, the owner was extremely impressed with the entire job, and couldn’t believe how much the detailing treatment had enhanced the paintwork… the result, one very happy customer.

2013 Lamborghini Adventador Super Car Stone Chipping

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During the week we were visited by this awesome 2013 Lamborghini Adventador supercar.

Its owner wanted some stone chipping rectified, and of course, for any level of repair on such a car, The Bump Shop was by far his most trusted repairer.

The car was skilfully disassembled, the affected areas were paint stripped, and refinished to factory specifications using the PPG system, then reassembled and all components adjusted & checked for correct operation.

The owner was very impressed that The Bump Shop had lived up to its reputation once again, with exceptional attention to detail, and the overall amazing quality of the work.

2011 Lotus Elise Roadster Smash Repair

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Recently we were contacted by an enthusiast who had his stunning 2011 Lotus Elise Roadster damaged by a 3rd party. Naturally, with The Bump Shop’s reputation, it was his first and only thought for professional repair of his very precious vehicle.

Once with us, the body was disassembled, the damaged sections were repaired & prepped for the Lotus Factory supplied paint to be applied by our highly skilled painting staff.

When the refinishing was completed it was scrutinised to some very exacting quality standards, with the work passing with flying colours.

The vehicle was reassembled and tested, then presented back to the extremely impressed & grateful owner.

Once again a complicated task ended with a 5-star job for The Bump Shop.

4WD Matching Painted Bull Bars

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We are constantly asked by 4WD vehicle owners about the possibility of having their Bull bars repainted to match the colour of their car.

Of course to the professional team at The Bump Shop, this not just a “possibility”. it’s a job that we can handle easily, with the result taking the overall look of the vehicle to a new level.

We had the opportunity to follow the progression of just such a vehicle recently, with an absolutely stunning result, and what a transformation.

2018 Ford Mustang Panel and Paint

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At only 1 month old this gorgeous 2018 Ford Mustang was severely damaged in a rear-end collision caused by another driver.

For the extremely distraught owner, there was only one repairer he trusted to be able to return his “new baby” to its showroom condition, and that was The Bump Shop.

Once all of the brand new genuine Ford panels arrived from the USA, the big job began of removing all of the damaged parts, and skilfully fitting & welding in the new parts.

The painting was next on the agenda, with our Master Painters on the job using premium materials from PPG, the vehicle was refinished to better than original specifications.

Once the vehicle was fully reassembled, and all facets of the car adjusted & tested, it was then given a final thorough cleaning,

so it could be reunited with its ecstatic owner, who could then resume his lifelong ambition of owning & driving a new Ford Mustang.

1974 Toyota Corolla Restoration Panel and Paint

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During the week this well preserved 1974 Toyota Corolla was brought in for some work at The Bump Shop.

Apparently it’s owner had finally decided it was overdue for some love & attention, and obviously, when it comes to any sort of car care, The Bump Shop should be any owners first choice.

Our expert Technicians quickly moved in on the little car, thoroughly cleaning the body from top to bottom, then it was over to the Paint Shop where some deteriorated parts were rejuvenated, and finally, it was given cut & polish, followed by a protective layer of high-quality wax.

To say the transformation turned out better than anyone had expected was an understatement, the car looked absolutely amazing.

4WD Specialist Repairs

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The Bump Shop also specialises in all types of repairs to any make of 4WDrive vehicle.

These repairs can vary from major body & suspension damage, right through to the removal those annoying but inevitable “bush scratches” incurred during recreational 4WDriving.

Many 4WDrive vehicles are heavily accessorized, with the likes of bull bars, winches, led lighting, auxiliary power outlets, reversing cameras & major suspension modifications.

The Bump Shop takes all these in their stride when it comes to repairs because our highly trained staff are versed in all of these areas, so you the customer can rest easy in the knowledge that your vehicle’s expensive extras will all be handled with the utmost expertise.

Also a fact with the darker vehicle colours which are extremely popular these days, most will eventually end up suffering from “swirl marks” on the paint finish, these are normally caused by inadequate care during vehicle washing.

However, The Bump Shop has this problem covered as well, with professional systems to eliminate these and return the finish to a factory look.

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Just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on fixing my car - thanks also for ensuring that I was able to pick it up yesterday. I appreciate your help.

CAMERON PARSELL

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