COLORWORKS SUPPORTS THE 25th ANNUAL PORT ELGIN ROTARY’S GOLF CLASSIC

On July 16th, 2021 the Port Elgin Rotary Club held it’s 25th Annual Golf Classic at the beautiful Saugeen Golf Club. Proceeds from the day ($20,000) went to the Huron Shores Hospice. In these days of lockdowns and social distancing, a beautiful day on the links for a great cause was a welcomed distraction.

Colorworks has been an enthusiastic and passionate supporter of the Port Elgin Rotary Club for decades. Our very own Jessica Carter (Colorworks Regional Director of Ontario Operations) is the current President and her father, Kevin Carter (Colorworks CEO) was a past president.

In the past 25 years, the Port Elgin Rotary has raised over 1.5 million dollars for Muscular Dystrophy.

Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world. Colorworks is proud to support the Port Elgin Rotary.

To donate and support the great work the Port Elgin Rotary does, please follow this link.
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/60888

To donate to the Huron Shores Hospice, please follow this link.
https://www.huronshoreshospice.ca/donate

 

What is Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)?

What is Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)?

Paintless dent repair or paintless dent removal is a form of repairing dents on auto-bodies without damaging the original paint of the vehicle and depending on the severity of the dent, PDR can be a same-day service.

It is mostly used to repair small and minor dents and can remove a wide range of damages on steel, aluminum, and high strength steel panels.

PDR requires a very high level of coordination skill between hand and eye and is done without grinding, sanding, or using a body filler and repainting a car, and can be used in areas such as panel dents.

Benefits of Paintless dent repair:

  1. Maintain original paint
  2. Retain original parts
  3. No Carfax history report
  4. Quick Turnaround time
  5. Environmentally friendly solution
  6. Save Money
  7. No harm to your vehicle (least invasive way of repairing minor dents)
  8. Approved by all insurance companies

What are the requirements for PDR?

  1. PDR Tools such as Rods, Hocks, whale tails, flat bars, etc.
  2. Special PDR light

What are the steps of PDR?

  1. Damage Assessment: Proper damage assessment must be done based on size, depth, and location of the dent, metal of the vehicle, year, make and model of the vehicle, and accessibility to the dent.
  1. Choosing the right tools, accessories, and techniques based on the assessment
  2. Gaining access from the backside of the panel
  3. Setting-up a professional PDR light board
  4. Massaging the dent out

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Replacing your bumper after an accident

If you’ve been in a collision and need a new bumper, there are many things to think about. The biggest consideration when choosing a bumper is the material, but the size and shape of the bumper are also important. In this blog post, we’ve put together some important things to consider when you need a new bumper.

Bumper Materials

Plastic – most bumpers on vehicles are plastic. They are the most cost-effective option but can be difficult to fix and often times the entire bumper needs to be replaced when in a collision.

Steel – older vehicles typically have original steel bumpers. Steel is very durable but it is very heavy and comes with the potential for rust and corrosion.

Fiberglass – this is a very common material used by a lot of newer cars these days. It is lightweight and durable, virtually unaffected by the elements, and is easy to sand and paint, making scratches easy to fix. The biggest downside is fiberglass tends to crack rather easily, which is not the greatest quality, especially if you are prone to fender benders or backing into things.

Carbon Fiber – carbon fiber is another durable and lightweight material, commonly used in bumpers on luxury cars because it is more expensive than other types of materials.

Aluminum – another lightweight option that is safe from the elements and used on many luxury cars like Teslas. The only downside is that they may not fair well for off-roading, as they won’t win in a fight against rocky terrain.

Testing the Bumper

At Colorworks Autobody, we test the fit and colour of the bumper before we fit it onto your car or truck to ensure it matches. While most auto body shops just slap the bumper on, we take the time to ensure that the bumper works for your vehicle before welding and painting. This ensures the bumper is best equipped for your vehicle for long-lasting quality and your car or truck is returned to you looking great.

Colorworks Cares Day!

Colorworks Cares Days is scheduled for Thursday June 13th at all participating locations across Canada. Our goal is to raise $300 -$500 for each shop.

We will be donating all funds raised to U of T Cancer research and any help you can give us will be going to directly to help conquer cancer. All funds go directly to cancer research efforts at U of T.

If you would like to donate here, click on this link and make a direct donation. Every bit helps!
https://donate.utoronto.ca/give/show/524

Also don’t forget to drop by our Colorworks locations and get your car washed for Cancer on Thursday June 13, 2019.

Spring Car Care Tips

The days are getting longer and the flowers are soon to bloom. Spring must be in the air. With hopefully the worst of the winter weather behind us, your car probably needs some love and care to get back looking its best.

Road salt, grime and dirt can wreck havoc on you paint job and the outside of the car, and the inside most likely needs a little sprucing up as well after the winter rain we have had.

Here are some tips to get your ride looking fabulous for the sunny weather ahead.

Give your car a good wash

At Colorworks Autobody, we test the fit and colour of the bumper before we fit it onto your car or truck to ensure it matches. While most auto body shops just slap the bumper on, we take the time to ensure that the bumper works for your vehicle before welding and painting. This ensures the bumper is best equipped for your vehicle for long-lasting quality and your car or truck is returned to you looking great.

Vacuum the inside

Now is the time to suck up all the grime, leaves, dirt and salt that has made it’s way into your car and on your carpets. If your rear seats fold down by flipping the cushions, lift them and up and grab all the dirt that has accumulated under there. You may find a lost glove or mitten too!

Clean the Dash

It is amazing how dusty this area gets. If it is just dusty, you can use a damp cloth but if you have spilled anything on the dash or console use a spray cleaner or wipes to get the area clean. Just be carefulyou are not using a cleaner with silicone or solvents, and don’t let them get on the glass of the windshield. No one likes the smell of old milk or coffee in the car so clean your cupholders before the sun bakes those smells in.

Clean the windows

This is the hardest part of cleaning a car. Sure getting a nice wax job is tough, but a streak free windshield takes a miracle. Start with a clean surface. We mean dust the windows with a microfibre cloth. This helps avoid streaking. Also, clean your windows in a shady area when they are not too hot. Then using glass cleaner and paper towels try to get the best streak free windows possible. You can buy special cleaning pads for the tight spot where the windshield meets the dash here.

When you are cleaning your car and you notice scratches, dents or key marks that do down to the metal the only way to fix these are by sanding and filling the scratch with paint using a tiny pinstriping brush. The pros at Colorworks can blend this type of fix with surrounding paint quickly and easily. Give us a call if you need any cosmetic repairs for your vehicle.

Call us today! 1 888-939-2349