Every quote is detailed for the customer to understand. There can be a lot of confusing terminology used, so we quote for you to understand, so you know exactly what you are paying for.
No matter how clear a quote may seem, please feel free to query our quote at any time. We want you to know exactly what you are getting for your money.
Only once you are happy with our quote and give us go ahead to we move ahead with repairs to your vehicle using only industry standard products to give you the best final product.
International Panel Shop offers high quality work no matter the vehicle. Visit or call us for a free quotation
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Welcome to International Panel Shop, your go-to destination for top-quality panel beating services. Our team of highly skilled and experienced panel beaters and auto spray painters are equipped with state-of-the-art tools and equipment to handle any collision repair job, big or small. From chassis realignment to full car re-sprays, we have the expertise to get your car back on the road as quickly as possible.
At International Panel Shop, we understand that your car is more than just a vehicle – it's an investment. That's why we use only the finest auto paint from the industry's leading suppliers to give your car a flawless finish that's sure to impress. With our attention to detail and commitment to delivering top-notch service, you can trust us to restore your car to its pre-accident condition.
Choose International Panel Shop for all your panel beating needs, and experience the difference that expert craftsmanship and top-quality service can make!
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Damage from accident
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Damage from accident
I would like to place on record my total satisfaction with the Customer service and workmanship which my company received from your staff at International Panel Shop in Gardens , Cape Town.
They say that ‘ Feedback is the breakfast of champions’ - I agree.
It is for this reason that I cannot heap enough praise on Jared ( Jaryd ?), Freedom and all the other members of the workshop.
I was always courteously received and the work requested was done with total professionalism.
I compliment you on the quality of your people.
Compliments of the Season to all in International Panel Shop.
Greg Garson/Garsons Expeditions
I was very happy when Jarit was finish with my 🚗 he did an incredible job, i was recommended by one of his previous clients i did not even get a 2nd quote, my car looks brand new do not hesitate to use this company him and his staff were incredible
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At International Panel Shop, we take pride in delivering top-quality panel beating services at competitive prices. Our team is committed to providing the highest standards of workmanship, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for as long as you own your vehicle.
What does this mean for you? It means that you can trust us to handle your collision repairs with no hassle or stress, and you can have peace of mind knowing that your car is in good hands. Our skilled technicians use the latest equipment and techniques to deliver efficient repairs that will get you back on the road in no time.
We understand that your car is an important investment, which is why we only use the best auto paint from leading suppliers to give your vehicle a flawless finish. With our attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction, you can trust us to deliver results that exceed your expectations.
Choose International Panel Shop for all your panel beating needs, and experience the difference that expert craftsmanship and outstanding service can make!
Many customers will ask if the auto body repair shop will get the paint job to factory standard, the best way is to see how the factory does it and how the auto body shop does it. Here you will see how the factory does it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV6_m1weq9c and here you can see how an auto body shop does it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hCPSckqF8M. As you can see the factory uses robots with sensors on the nozzles. We also get what is called an orange peel effect (slightly mottled effect) but the lay of the paint is great but not up to a classic show room effect - but intended that way by the factory, which is not a poor job, it is just the standard. A classic effect is better done in an autobody shop. A classic/showroom effect such as on Bentley requires at least 6 coats of paint and some may put more paint in stages leaving a slippery glass like effect on the panels. Keep in mind this requires a lot of flatting (sanding with very fine sandpaper and water). There is a lot more technically going on but hopefully this gives you a bit of an idea of what goes on behind the scenes and yes, we can create the paint effects required for your vehicle.
Have you ever noticed that the color of the paint on your bumper seems to be different than the color of the paint on the rest of the vehicle? Here’s why:
First – some basic vehicle anatomy: for the vast majority of vehicles, the bumpers are made out of plastic and the rest of the vehicle is made out of metal.
When you lay the same paint on plastic vs metal, you get different results. There’s a couple different reasons why that is.
The first reason is because the heat dissipation on plastic is slower than it is on metal, which means that it’s going to take longer to dry. This gives the metal flakes (Vermiculite) in the paint more time to rearrange differently. Also, plastic holds more static electricity than metal panels do, which – again – allows for the metal particles to rearrange. Another consideration is the contour of the plastic panels. Bumpers typically have many more contour points than the more flat metal panels, and this can give the illusion that it’s a different shade or color depending on lighting.
The manufacturer attaches what’s called a paint code to each VIN so the exact same paint can be used each time. When you get your vehicle repaired, the body shop will use this paint code to mix paint to match the rest of the paint on your vehicle.
This color variation on bumpers isn’t just seen on vehicles that are repaired or repainted. Go to any new car dealership and you’ll see it there, too. It’s more obvious with some colors, especially metallic colors, and especially “pearl white” paint.
Let us first see what rust is:
Rust is the common name for what is scientifically known as iron oxide, a form of corrosion that occurs when iron (or one of its alloys, such as steel) reacts with oxygen and there is water (or heavy air moisture) present.
What is car paint:
Modern car paints are nearly always an acrylic polyurethane "enamel" with a pigmented basecoat and a clear topcoat. It may be described as "acrylic", "acrylic enamel", "urethane", etc. and the clearcoat in particular may be described as a lacquer.
The scientific approach to this is that in the heat your paint expands. The pours absorb oxygen/moisture in small amounts. As it cools through the day, the moisture is locked in thus starting the rusting process, which is more common in places closer to the sea; or more prominent at least, where in dryer landlocked areas, this is not that common.
When an area has already rusted, even after rust treatment, is very likely to rust again. The better way is essentially to cut out the rusted area and can be decided based on how bad the rusted area is. Cutting out bad rust is always the better solution moving forward, but at the end of the day it is up to the client based on what they can afford realistically.
Waxing your vehicle regularly can also be helpful with a good quality wax such as Maguires or Mirror plate.
A lesser-known cause of windscreen damage is a sudden rapid change in temperature, which can cause the glass to contract or expand. Human error often has a part to play in this. For example;
1. using boiling water to defrost your windscreen
2. leaving your car sitting in direct sunlight on a very hot day
3. suddenly blasting the air conditioning if the car has become very hot inside
What causes a stress crack in a windshield?
Stress cracks happen without any pressure being applied to the glass. It occurs due to a sudden and extreme change in temperature. A windshield expands in hot weather and contracts in cool weather, when the two happen constructively, a windshield can develop a stress crack.
Problems in the Pinchweld
Your car’s windshield is attached to the vehicle’s body at the pinchweld, which is the groove that the glass sits in. If the pinchweld rusts, it can cause potentially deadly safety problems. For example, the windshield may not stay attached to the car in the event of an accident or roof collapse. This can affect how the front airbags deploy, as well as how effective the passenger restraint system is.
Rust and Vehicle Glass
If you have a cracked windshield or window that needs replacement, it can be extremely tricky to repair if you also have rust occurring on your vehicle. ... Without a secure windshield, the windshield glass is more likely to crack, shatter or fall out of place altogether. Working around a rusted windscreen or removing it when the pinchweld is rusted is tricky and inevitably can crack the windscreen.
'Blending' is a process where you're helping to perfect the transition from the car's newly touched-up paint over a damaged area, and the rest of your car's paintwork that's already there. Naturally, the new and old paints might not match perfectly, even if they're both the exact same color.
Naturally, the new and old paints might not match perfectly, even if they're both the exact same color. The shading or texture might be slightly off. Usually, this won't be too obvious.
But sometimes, it can be a sight for sore eyes to see this one odd spot on your car, even if you're only touching up a small crack or chip. The slightest color change will be very obvious, either darker or lighter, or perhaps the paint itself comes from a different batch or mix, which is different from the exact hue that you were expecting. This is why blending is such an important aspect of car paints.