Many of us in Cardiff own nice cars but to keep it that way you have to look after the interior trim as well as the exterior paintwork.

A new car does not usually need any car interior repairs unless you have an accident but as it grows older, you will need to pay it more attention.

The dashboard, leather items, carpets, seat covers, door panels, will often need to be either refurbished or repaired.

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Car interior repairs can range from painting the dashboard or leather seats with a specialist leather or vinyl paint that has been designed to do the job properly.

It is always best to call in an expert repair company like Trimtastick at Bridgend but if you have no one local and you do decide to have a go at DIY repairs then this guide should help you. Purchase  products from a reputable company that specialises in the supply of SMART repair products.

When repairing trim preparation is very important, first of all, remove all the parts that you can and wash them in warm water with a mild soap solution added to it. Avoid getting water near any electrical connectors or components.

Use a soft cloth to clean the other interior parts such as steering wheel, door panels, dashboard, etc. Cover the other areas then rub the plastic parts and affected area with a fine-grade sand paper.

Again clean up and apply good quality of plastic prep solution on the areas you want to paint PlastiC Prep is a degreaser and bonding agent. Allow to dry and finally apply the proper re-paint color that is specially designed for your car type. A vinyl repair kit is often the best option.

It is not always the case that you need a professional to do the car interior repair. The minor problems can be solved on your own. All types of company kits and manuals are available in the market. Well, one thing is sure the minor problem is the cause of major difficulty in future. Hence, it is important to detect them and repair in the first stage itself.

Car Interior Repair

SMART Repairs, what are they I hear you ask?

SMART repair techniques have been developed to help maintain a vehicle in pristine condition without traditional expensive time consuming body shop repairs. It lends itself well to repairing scuffs, chips and scratches that affect the look and value of a vehicle. SMART repair techniques use state of the art techniques and products technicians ensure the highest standards of work, preserving the integrity of the original paintwork. These techniques have been used by garages for many years, but are still relatively unknown with car owners.

Alloy Wheel Repair

The cost of replacing factory fitted alloys can be prohibitive; but not to worry, most typical alloy wheel kerb scuffs and scratches can be removed by an alloy wheel refurbishment specialist.

The damaged area on the wheel is sanded down, sometime filled and repainted to match the existing colour without leaving a mark. Often it is possible to repair the alloy wheel without even removing the tyre.

Dashboard Repair

Unsightly phone installation holes in dashboards can be made to disappear by filling, replicating the original texture and re-colouring the area.

If any part of the interior trim is scratched, cracked or damaged, then it is highly likely that it can be repaired rather than replaced.

If the paint has not been damaged, then a highly skilled operator will gradually 'massage' the dent until it is back to the original shape. Ideal for hail stone storm dents, shopping trolley dents, even golf ball accidents!

Windscreen Repair

Windscreen chips and scratches can be unsightly and depending on their position impair vision and possibly result in MOT failure.

The cracks, chips and bulls-eyes are thoroughly cleaned, a vacuum is created to suck out moisture and air before the damaged is filled with resin. UV-Light technology is used to harden the resin. The windscreen is then cleaned of excess resin and the area polished flat.

Stone Chip Repair

Depending on the extent of the damage, touching in with a brush will cover the damage and prevent future rust problems. However, there are situations where SMART repair techniques are the only cost effective solution to restore the paintwork to its original condition.

The chips and scuffs are rubbed down, primed and repainted using colour matched paint. When a good repair has been made, it will go un-noticed.

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Smart Ways to Properly Take Care of Your Vehicle

A new car does not need any car interior repair but as it grows older, you will need to pay special attention. The dashboard, leather items, carpets, seat covers, door panels, etc. need to be either replaced or repaired.

Start the car interior repair from painting the dashboard. First of all, remove all the parts that you can and wash them in warm water with dish soap added to it. Use a soft cloth to clean the other interior parts such as steering wheel, door panels, dashboard, etc. Cover the other areas then rub the plastic parts and affected area with a fine-grade sand paper. Again clean up and apply good quality of primer on the areas you want to paint. Allow to dry and finally apply the proper re-paint color that is specially designed for your car type. A vinyl repair kit is the best option or dash cover is good choice in case of ample damage. Many dash covers are available that can match the carpet color in your car.

It is not always the case that you need a professional to do the car interior repair. The minor problems can be solved on your own. All types of company kits and manuals are available in the market. Well, one thing is sure the minor problem is the cause of major difficulty in future. Hence, it is important to detect them and repair in the first stage itself.

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