Gate City Body Shop and Service Center is the collision repair and paint shop you can count on in Greensboro, NC. Our mechanics, bodymen, and painters work as a team to bring our customers’ vehicles back to pre–accident condition as quickly as possible. We handle everything from minor scratches to major collision damage, and we make sure to locate hidden damage to provide complete, long–lasting repairs.
Our estimator works with insurance adjusters every step of the way to help customers move through the claims process smoothly. For non–English speakers, members of our team are fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Vietnamese Montagnard, and we will speak to your insurance adjuster on your behalf.
The paint of your vehicle is what prevents it from deteriorating and rusting. There are many types of paints and many ways to apply them. We then replace or repair any part that is damaged. Since our foremost concern is for your safety, we use factory standard and quality after- market parts. Any rusted parts will need to be replaced.
Some people think that once you purchase a new panel for a vehicle, it's ready to be painted. Unfortunately that is not necessarily the case. Many new panels have to be straightened, gaps have to be filled, and this can be a time consuming process, but it's very necessary to get a beautiful looking vehicle.
Existing paint has to be removed with sanding and any filling also needs to be sanded until the body of the car is totally smooth.
The paint process itself is a multi-step procedure. Many layers have to be applied to the vehicle to make it last a long time, and look just like new.
The following are some of the layers that are applied to all vehicles we restore.
The primer is the coating layer that protects the vehicle from corrosion, sunlight, rust, etc. It also smoothes out irregularities on the surface of the car or truck.
Basecoat is the coating layer that gives color and an aesthetic look. Our base coatings won't fade for many, many years, keeping the color of your vehicle looking just like new.
The clear coat is the top coating layer that protects all other layers from the elements. Day after day it withstands acids, sunlight, rain and every beating your vehicle takes from normal "wear and tear". It also gives your car or truck the shine of a new vehicle.
We offer a full range of auto body services to meet our customers’ needs, including:
We also continuously learn new skills and work to fine-tune our business operations, from mastering the latest paint refinishing techniques to improving our turnaround time.
We can absolutely handle the collision repairs you need. In fact, whereas some dealerships might have an auto body repair facility, they mainly specialize in car sales. We, on the other hand, specialize in auto body and collision work. We constantly keep our technicians trained on every aspect of body work so you can be certain your vehicle is in the hands of professionals.
A correctly done collision repair brings the car to the same specifications in look and safety that it had when it was originally built.
An accident will distort the shape of the car, so we start by taking the vehicle apart and getting its chassis back to original specifications.
We then replace or repair any part that is damaged. Since our foremost concern is for your safety, we don't use low quality, after-market parts, but only parts that pass all factory standards. Any rusted parts are also replaced.