Car Vandal Damage Repair Essex

Vandal damage is becoming more and more frequent, we are seeing more and more cars that have been keyed the whole way down the side of their car.  We at RS Scuff N Buff can take away the inconvenience of potentially losing your car for days on end at a traditional body shop, and repair the side of your car in a day.

Vandal scratches are extremely unfortunate and not only affects the appearance of your car but also the resale value, which can lead to further damage caused by rust and exposure to the elements which means the longer a scratch is left the more damage it can potentially cause and cost more.

Car Vandal Damage Repair Essex

Restore your paintwork to new

The scratches are sanded down, filled (if needed) primed, resprayed, and blended as far as is necessary, again only painting the damaged area. Using our state of the art paint colour matching system and SMARTRE-FLEX booth we can ensure that you will never know the vandal damage had ever happened.

The booth is ideal for larger for spraying the side of cars. It has an exhaust fan providing string airflow and constant fume extraction and the Andreae filter captures overspray with 99.1% efficiency . Using the booth enables us to repair more than one panel of a car at a time, and ensures we get a top quality finish every time.

Car Vandal Damage Essex

Vandal Repair SMART Repair

SMART Repairs is a technique ideal for use on small areas of your cars body which is great for vandal scratches and keyed car scratches.

We used specialist mixed paints and tools to restore your car panels quick and more cost-effective than traditional body repairs.


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Vandal Damage Repair Process

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Book appointment

Book an appointment with our expert team preferably within 2 weeks before your hand over to allow time for repairs.



We inspect the damage and provide an estimation of the cost to repair the damage.

Car Completion


We repair the damage on your vehicle, restoring it to a like new state.

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    A very fast and efficient service Rob was very helpful and nothing was to much trouble. I had a few scratches to my back bumper which he has made good as new. My car is back to showroom standards.

    Robin AD Smith
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    Took my car in to Rob after I managed to reverse it into a wall and couldn't be happier with the work he and the team carried out. It's as good as new and all completed in the timeframe he estimated and at a great price too. Professional, courteous and helpful guys I really couldn't recommend them more highly

    Rob Spall
  • Had a repair done to my Kia sportage today. Great service quite a deep area of paintwork damage done and was done within a few hours after dropping off. Was quoted over £1000 by an acccident repair garage in Braintree referred by Kia who said I needed a new bumper etc etc and Rob did a great job for £200. Would highly recommend. Thanks

    karen Mitchell
  • Had some bumper work completed - seriously impressed! Spotless, affordable and brilliant cust service too helping me out looking after the car until the snow melted. Would highly recommend

    Sally Thornley
  • Good speedy service with both quotation and work. Courtesy car bonus and bumper back to its former glory. Would definitely recommend.

    Vivien Cherry
  • Excellent communication from start to finish. Great price and fantastic results on front and rear bumpers. Friendly and tidy. Thoroughly recommend!

    Ruth Westbrook
  • Great result -- repair made my bumper as good as new for a lot less than a main dealer -- Nigel

    Nigel Orange

Frequently asked Car Vandal Damage Repair Questions

I have been keyed down the side of my car…can you repair it ?

Yes we can.

First of all we would see if the scratch marks have broken the paint. If we find they haven’t then we can sand and polish the scratches out, without need to repaint the panels, therefore saving you money. This is always our first option.

If the scratches have broken through the paint, then we would have to re paint the damaged area, and re lacquer the whole panel, and adjacent panels in some cases.

Am I covered by my insurance?

When an act of vandalism takes place, the situation becomes less clear, than if it was a non fault accident. Car vandalism is considered an at-fault claim because the vandal is often unidentifiable, and your car insurer won’t be able to cover costs from them.

It’s better to check with your insurer as you are likely to lose some of your no-claims discount if you make a claim with some insurers, and it may be cheaper for you in the long run not to make a claim.

Can you repair the whole side of my car?

Yes we can.

We use a state of the art  paint colour matching system and with our retractable SMART repair booth, we will ensure you will never know the damage was ever there.

How long does it take?

We can repair the side of your car in one day, unlike traditional body shops where you would lose your car for days on end.

We offer a courtesy car service whilst you wait should you need the use of a vehicle whilst the repairs are taking place.

Can you match my car colour?

We never use stock paint, which is almost never the same batch of paint that was used in painting the vehicle, and could, therefore, be visibly a slightly different colour. We use computer assisted mixing on-site to create a paint to match the panel we are painting, ensuring the best possible colour match.

My car is a 3 stage colour can you repair it?

Unlike many other repairers, we can and do provide repairs to metallic, pearl, mica and combination effect finishes. (3 and 4 stage) .

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