How to Spot Poorly-Repaired Bumper Damage

Published On: December 19, 2019

Here at Bumper Buddies, we only provide top-tier repairs that are guaranteed to last you for years without issues. We use market-leading materials and verified techniques that will leave your car looking as good as new. However, not all Phoenix scratch repair services are as honest about the quality of their work. Other low-quality repair services may use cheap materials or dangerous techniques which result in a poorly-repaired bumper. Unfortunately, when you have poorly-repaired bumper damage, it’s inevitable that you’ll need to get this damage re-repaired in order to maintain the structural integrity and aesthetic value of your vehicle. Although Bumper Buddies doesn’t always accept re-repair jobs, here’s how we spot poorly-repaired bumper damage.

Differing Paint Colors

Some repair services with lower-quality paints and supplies may have a difficult time precisely matching your vehicle’s paint color. Because of this, you may find that the repaired area is a slightly different color than the rest of your vehicle. Although it’s not always instantly apparent in some cases, a close inspection can reveal tone differences between your bumper or door and the rest of your OEM paint job. Here at Bumper Buddies, we use market-leading PPG paints and utilize your vehicle VIN number to create a 100% color match. You’ll never have any discolored areas or noticeable repairs when you choose Bumper Buddies for your bumper dent repair; we blend the area’s paint seamlessly for a flawless finish.

Cracked or Peeling Paint

If you receive a less-than-stellar paint job from an untrustworthy scuff repair service, this may result in your paint cracking or peeling. This is most often caused by the use of very cheap materials or as a result of the technicians skipping steps during the process. A thorough paint repair job should include sanding, priming, two layers of thin paint, and a glossy finish coat that is allowed to completely dry. If any of these steps are missed, or if cheap paints are used, the paint job isn’t likely to last for more than a year or two without significant peeling or flaking. Bumper Buddies utilizes PPG paints because it offers decades of colorfastness and gloss retention for long-term customer satisfaction.


Thick Paint

Another sign of a poor repair that you should look for is a thick section of paint. You should see layers on a good paint job, but if a single, thicker layer of paint is noticeable, it typically means that it is hiding a large, older repair that was done poorly. Bumper Buddies can repair these issues, but it involves more labor than a typical repair, which results in higher costs for the customer. Here at Bumper Buddies, we never do additional work without our client’s approval, so if we discover an old repair that needs to be taken care of during the process, we’ll always make sure that we thoroughly explain the situation and confirm before proceeding with a higher-cost repair project. We always want our customers to understand that the damage was caused by a previous repair, as we always go above and beyond to fix any past mistakes caused by an inferior dent repair service. 

If you notice any of these indicators on your own vehicle, you may want to take it to a reputable scratch repair service such as Bumper Buddies. Phoenix residents deserve auto repair quality that they can trust, which is why we only use the best materials and techniques in the industry. To find out more about our mobile repair service or receive a free repair estimate, give us a call today at (602) 529-5956. We would be happy to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

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