Our body repair services include:
Paintless and Traditional Dent Repair
We offer two types of body repair: Paintless and traditional. Paintless is great for minor dents and similar blemishes on the hood and top or other damaged areas that haven’t peeled or stripped the paint. This process usually involves removing some of the external features, such as taillights or panels. For the next step, we locate the dent’s source, and using the latest equipment, eliminate the indentions. Most minor dents can be repaired with this process.
However, a vehicle involved in a more serious accident, or damage to the door, trunk or body may require a traditional repair job. For that, our certified technicians will resolve the afflicted area by pulling out the dent and leveling it with the original surface, smooth it out then, using our advanced computer technology, match the paint and finish to the rest of your car.
Hail Damage Repair
In 2016, State Farm reported that Texas suffered $4 billion in hail damage and auto claims averaged over $4,000 per vehicle. Our shop and technicians are used to seeing this problem and are well-equipped to handle it. For less than golf-ball sized dimples, which haven’t caused chipping or stripping of paint/finish, can often be resolved with the paintless method. For more damaging grapefruit sized dents-or even larger, might require our technicians to use the traditional repair, bring the dent back to its original shape and match the paint color and sheen.
Bumpers do just what they say. They are the first line of defense against a head-on or rear end collision. They absorb a lot of abuse, but not like in the ‘old days,’ when a metal bumper was often reduced to a mangled mess after even the slightest conflict., almost always requiring a replacement. Today, bumpers are usually made of thermoplastics, which is easy to make, reusable, and durable, but a professional is required for complete repair.
Most plastic bumper parts and covers can be repaired and keep its original color. Our specialists recondition your bumper and eliminates all dents and other imperfections, making it look like nothing ever happened.
Paint discoloring is annoying, embarrassing, and detracts from your car’s beauty, and value. The source of paint damage ranges from long-time fading due to exposure to the elements, such as not keeping it in a garage to other sources including, parking lot dings, scratches, minor traffic mishaps, getting too close to a guardrail, or any other number of minor accidents. While not causing major destruction, all require treatment to make your car look like new again.
Once one of our technicians has cleaned and primed the afflicted area, it is primed and sanded. A matched colored basecoat is then sprayed on the vehicle, followed by a topcoat, then a clear coat that restores your car’s gloss finish that gives it that, ‘fresh-from-the-factory’ look. Any remaining inconsistencies are then lightly sanded away.
We have computerized paint-matching technology so we can match exactly the original color and shine to your car, with no remnant of discoloration. And every paint job comes with a lifetime warranty for as long as you own the car.
From the classic ‘fender bender’ to one that has been crushed, our technicians can handle most types of fender maladies to many types of body types, including aluminum, carbon fiber, and sheet molded compound. We can restore your fender to make it look showroom new.
We thoroughly inspect the interior and exterior of the damaged fender before determining the best way to proceed. After the fender has been restored, we apply primer, sand it smooth, then use our computerized technology to perfectly match color and apply coating, then a final buffing to make it look good as new.
Laminated and Tempered Auto Glass Repair
A laminated windshield is just two sheets of glass held together by an inner layer of polyvinyl butyrate. When the windshield is damaged, the polyvinyl butyrate holds the glass in place, which is why it doesn’t immediately shatter the way back windows or even side mirrors do.
But don’t be fooled – even a small crack in a windshield causes serious safety risks. It can expand and divert the driver’s vision. Serious breaking can cause a deploying airbag to function incorrectly, or even lead to greater injury during a collision. A windshield is also part of the vehicle’s structure and keeps passengers safe during a collision by preventing a passenger from being thrown from the vehicle if they’re not wearing a seatbelt.
Glass can chip, break, or crack for a variety of reasons, and even the least glass nick must be repaired correctly for the safety of both driver and passengers.
Once the damaged area has been cleaned and vacuumed, a resin is injected, and is solidified under a UV light to seal the glass and finalize repair. The result is glass that looks just as it did before the crack or break, whether from an errant pebble or from an accident.
A crack in the windshield can directly impact the safety of your vehicle and may also potentially impair your driving ability. That’s why our technicians are trained and certified to determine the best solution and repair for your vehicle. And as usual, all work is guaranteed for as long as you own the car.
Tempered glass goes through a process called, ‘quenching,’ which heats, then rapidly cools the glass, strengthening it to four to five times from its original state. This type glass is usually found on the windows, and shatters more easily. Law requires laminated glass on windshields; not so on side windows. Tempered is cheaper to make, although car manufacturers are beginning to use laminated glass on side windows.
Our extensive body repair service includes aluminum repair.
As with all our other offerings, we are among the industry leaders in aluminum body repair, with the latest equipment that, like all our work, is backed by a lifetime guarantee, as long as you own the car.
Seeking repairs at a repair shop that doesn’t specialize in aluminum repair can be a mistake.
The differences in the properties of the two metals varies greatly. Aluminum is stronger and lighter, making it a great advantage for gas mileage. Aluminum lacks the ‘bendable’ qualities of steel, so eliminating dents and reshaping takes special tools, and someone who knows how to use them. Again, not just anyone can properly repair aluminum. We can and will do correctly.
The Lone Star Paint and Body Shop Warranty
We at Lone Star Paint and Body Shop earn our reputation one customer at a time. It’s why all our technicians are I-Car Platinum Certified, the best in the industry. And its why we back up all our work with a lifetime warranty, as long as you own your car. If you aren’t happy with any aspect of your repair, let us know and we’ll make it right.
It’s all part of our daily goal of creating for you, a positive customer experience. We certainly don’t wish you anymore car mishaps, but if you do, we hope you will come see us again.