CSN Neighbourhood proudly uses PPG’s Envirobase paint system. This is their top quality, state of the art environmentally friendly paint guaranteed to match any new model colour.
We now house a brand new, state of the art, Saima Accudraft Titan, full downdraft, drive-through style spray booth. This is the best spray booth money can buy. It provides a completely controlled, dust-free environment and with the 1.5 million BTU bake cycle this booth will pump out perfect quality paint jobs as fast as our refinish technicians can spray them, thus getting our customers back on the road a lot sooner than our competitors.
We have a number of ways that we can match the colour on your vehicle. Every vehicle has a paint colour code on an information decal placed accordingly depending on the vehicle. We take that code and enter it into our computer which is linked up to the PPG colour database. Within a matter of minutes we have the exact mixing formula for the colour on your vehicle. If your colour is from an older model or a custom colour we have an extensive colour chip system that can at the very least give us a starting point. Our painter can then tint the colour by eye until it matches.
STRUCTURAL AND UNIBODY REPAIRS
This is an area that many of our customers are unfamiliar with “is my frame bent…” is a common question we are asked. Don’t worry if it is, we have extensive equipment and experienced technicians to ensure that the structural repairs on your vehicle are done to factory specifications. To be 100% positive that your vehicle’s structure is within factory specifications we utilize our state of the art Chief Velocity 3D computerized laser measuring system, which leaves no room for error. We also complete a 4 wheel alignment following any structural repairs, major or minor.
We can replace any panel on your vehicle and match the colour and finish to equal or better quality than factory standards. Our technicians have all the tools necessary to replace bolt-on or weld-on panels. We’ve seen it all, no dent is too big!
PLASTIC BUMPER REPAIR
There are many common misconceptions about the front and rear bumpers of your vehicle.
The majority of vehicles on the road have plastic/rubber bumper covers. This is the painted area that you see. The actual structural impact re-enforcement is a steel or aluminum “rebar” that is mounted behind the pretty plastic.
Bumper repairs are the most common operation in an auto body shop as this is the most common area to be damaged in a collision. When a plastic bumper cover gets dented or torn there are many economical ways to safely and seamlessly repair these parts.
To repair a dented plastic bumper cover the process is simple. The part is removed from the vehicle and all reflectors, lights, mouldings etc are removed from the bumper. The paint on the damaged area is then stripped off using a pneumatic sander. Then the dented area is heated up using a high powered heat gun enabling the technician to reshape the bumper to its original form. To ensure the area is completely smooth and straight a thin layer of flexible finishing putty is then applied and sanded. Once sanded the damaged area is sprayed with a high quality primer, prepped and painted. For torn bumpers we have a special 2 part adhesive which is basically liquid plastic. Once the paint on the damaged area is sanded off the 2 part adhesive is mixed using a special applicator. Once the product is applied to the torn pieces and held together it dries within minutes creating a virtually indestructible bond.
To be 100 % sure that the tear is re-bonded we adhere specialized reinforcements on the inside of the bumper with the same product. The finishing process is then carried out the same as dent repair.
Our technicians are certified to replace all moveable door and side glass as well as permanently attached windshields and back glasses. We replace windshields and back glasses on collision claims only please report glass only claims to your local glass shop of choice.
Our facility is equipped with:
- Wedge Clamp Frame Rack System
- Chief Velocity 3D Frame Measurement System
- Saina Spray Booth
- Snap Pn Solus Edge Diagnostic Scanner
- Dent Fix Spitznagel the Maxi
- Pro Spot i5
- Pro Spot SP5 MIG Welder