Collision repair begins with an inspection of the vehicle by one of our 4 estimators at Waterford Collision. The results of the inspection are documented, photos of the vehicle are taken, and the information is passed on to your insurance company and/or provided to you. We then will input the information into our computer estimate system that provides a detailed estimate of your repairs.
At this stage, the parts have been received and the vehicle has been disassembled allowing the body shop to begin repairs to the vehicle structure if needed. The car is analyzed by an electronic measuring system to restore it back to factory specifications. This insures that the car frame is straight and structurally sound. Suspension repairs and wheel alignment will now be done if needed. Once the car is structurally and mechanically sound the bodywork can now be completed. The body of the vehicle is straightened and prepared for paint.
Paint / Polish
Waterford Collision has multiple state of the art Paint Booths and prep stations. Here the vehicle is carefully prepped to ensure paintable surfaces, provide proper adhesion, and a smooth finish. Parts are sanded and then primer is applied. PPG Waterborne paint is applied. After curing, the painted surfaces will be polished to a glossy finish.
Detailing and Delivery
Once everything has been reinstalled in the correct place the car now gets a wash and thorough interior cleaning. The body paint is polished, surfaces cleaned, and buffed. Again lights and safety components are checked before delivery. Once the car passes all tests it’s ready to be returned to the customer.