Car Body Repairs

Car body repairs in Chelmsford

Kraftwork Vehicle Refinishing are a professional car body repairs specialist based just outside Chelmsford in Essex.  We offer a range of cosmetic vehicle repairs for customers in and around the Chelmsford area including North East London, Southend-on-Sea, Colchester and Cambridge.

Cosmetic car body repairs made easy

Does your prized vehicle need some cosmetic attention?

Cosmetic damage is a term used to describe non-structural damage to a vehicle, typically acquired with a minor bump into an obstruction or scrape along a wall, but which does not affect the vehicle's driveability.

Kraftwork Vehicle Refinishing offer a range of cosmetic car body repair services to get your vehicle back to a fabulously shining condition in no time.

Our range of car body repair services include:
  • Bonnet refinishing
  • Bumper damage
  • Stone chips
  • Scuffs
  • Dents
  • Scratches
  • Faded paintwork
  • Scratch and dent removal
  • Same day repairs

blue car
scratches and dent

We are more than happy to replace bumpers and panels but why replace when you can repair?

Using many different techniques, we are specialists in the repairing of panels saving you insurance claims and expensive parts.
rear side wheel
side scratches
rear light
Ford Zetec car

Hot staple repairs

This technique melts a metal staple in the plastic which holds the two sides together.  We then bond over the top of plastic weld to finish.
hot staple repair

Plastic welding

This technique heats the two side of the crack melting them back together while applying a strong plastic filler.
plastic welding

Machine polishing

Using different grades of polish and a machine we can reduce or remove scratches and faded paintwork.
machine polishing

Plastic bonder glues

This technique uses very strong high quality plastic bonders and metal mesh to glue parts back together.  We can also put threads back in plastic by putting the bonder around a bolt covered in grease.  Once the bonder has cured we remove the bolt leaving a thread.
plastic bonder
red bonder
process of plastic bonder
mechanic doing the plastic bonder process
blue car being painted
red coloured car
" Thanks for a top class service & a top class job. It's like I never damaged by bumper. Kraftwork also provided me with a hire car for a week.  Once again, many thanks. "

Car body repairs for minor damage

Don't risk losing your insurance no claims bonus on a repair that could cost less than your insurance excess.

Contact Kraftwork Vehicle Refinishing for a midi repair.  

A midi repair is a car body repair which is slightly too big for a smart repair and slightly too small for an insurance repair claim. It can be relatively quick to do and doesn't require replacement panels - saving you both money and time not having to fill out insurance claim forms!

Many bodyshops are only set up for insurance crash repairs meaning small midi repairs being charged as expensive crash repairs via insurance claims; bringing with it a heap of paperwork.

That's where we come in.  Kraftwork Vehicle Refinishing is a small independent car body repair shop who have teamed up with New Again to offer a hassle free process so that these repairs stay small, cheaper and save you any insurance claims or excess.

There are two options for midi repairs:
  • Take the vehicle to New Again, Chelmsford where they will check the damage and provide free, no-obligation advice on the best route to repair. We can collect and return the vehicle to them - subject to handling charges.
  • Bring the vehicle straight to us having checked that the damage cannot be repaired via the smart repair technique first.
For estimates via phone, email or text, contact us.

Full respray car body repairs

Is your pride and joy misshapen, marked or damaged?  Do you just fancy a change of colour?

Whatever the reason, we offer a full respraying service that will meet your need.

So why drive a vehicle which looks older than it is?  Why sell your car cheaper than you need to when you can have mirror finish paintwork?

Full resprays service includes a FREE consultation and estimation of the repairs. During the consultation, we'll discuss possible repair techniques, improvement ideas and timescales to suit you.


Check out our gallery for a selection of the respray work we've undertaken.

old silver car
white dusty car
car body
dark blue car
car with additional headlights
car without headlights
old damaged car
a parked car
From minor car body repairs to full car body resprays, contact Kraftwork Vehicle Refinishing today 
Call 01245 248 882
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