At Newmans of Maidenhead, we understand that the financial and emotional investment people put into their cars have equal significance. Damage to the bodywork, either through the carelessness of others or as the result of an accident, is one of the biggest causes of frustration among motorists. To restore damage to pre-accident condition, our company performs car body repairs using innovative systems, materials and workshop facilities.
We also take on accident repairs for all major UK insurers.
Our garage, situated on Courthouse Road in Maidenhead, uses traditional panel beating and modern refinishing techniques to repair your damaged vehicle. We can provide you with an estimate of works to present to your insurance company, assisting you with a full accident management service that eliminates the stress so often associated with car body repairs.
Instead of leaving you to deal with your insurance company, we operate on your behalf and liaise with assessors ourselves to gain prompt approval for accident repairs, and to help get your car back on the road sooner.
We can also perform repairs to your car if the bodywork has contributed to MOT failure.
The technicians at our Maidenhead garage remove trims, fittings and fixtures, discarding any damaged items so we can replace them after refinishing. This gives our panel beaters access to the damaged area, so they can repair it or remove the panel completely for a full replacement. We also remove trims from adjacent panels to allow for colour blending.
Parts removal also helps in reducing the amount of masking needed. Upon completion of car body repairs, we refit the removed trims and replace damaged parts for new.
In the event of accident repairs, we check for correct body alignment and restore the condition of all damaged areas. Panels with significant damage undergo replacement. Newmans of Maidenhead can cut, remove and weld in new panels to produce a perfect repair that matches the bodywork specification for the make and model of car you drive.
The panel beaters on our team use a wide range of body repair skills and pass over your car to our paint technicians, who make the area around the repair good before priming.
After flatting the primed repair to achieve a smooth surface and to promote paint adhesion, we mask your car and move it into a low-bake oven. Our oven has extraction facilities to reduce overspray and eliminate airborne contaminants. We use water-based paints to refinish car body repairs, and durable 2K lacquers to provide a resilient high-gloss finish.
Our low-bake oven accelerates the drying times of paints and lacquers to ensure faster turnarounds on accident repairs. We then demask and check for minor imperfections.
The Newmans of Maidenhead team “cuts” any imperfections in the paint finish with fine-grade abrasive paper to remove them, then uses premium cutting compounds and a machine polisher to restore the shine. We guarantee a showroom finish and a perfect colour match on our car body repairs, leaving your car in its original pre-accident condition.
Our technicians only refit the trim once we are entirely satisfied with the standard of our accident repairs and the paint finish. All cars receive a full valet upon completion.