Ask The Experts

Want top tips on the latest repair techniques? Don’t understand the jargon? Something you are just not quite sure on? Don’t worry our technical experts are ready and waiting to give you some top tips, techniques and feedback to all your questions.

So just enter your details and question below and our experts will get back to you.

Here are some commonly asked questions.

Q. Can I use the 3M Mandrel with the Bodyline Griplock?
A. No, the Bodyline mandrel has a different fixing. The Bodyline Mandrel is easily identifiable as it has a robust metal locking mechanism compared to a plastic locking mechanism found on the 3M mandrel.

Q. What is the best way to prep a blend panel?
A. First the panel must be pre-cleaned. We recommended the use of the Bodyline Blend & Finish discs in conjunction with Bodyline Bodyshine - this ensures a good even key and guarantees the panel is clean to complete the adhesion process. Alternatively sand the panel using a P1000 Bodyline Film Disc alongside a Bodyline Weave Pad (grey) to help access the inaccessible areas. This will ensure a consistent even scratch pattern, remove any OEM orange peel & give a good surface condition ready for blend.

Q. What size sander orbit is best for prepping primer?
A. A 5mm or 3mm orbit will achieve the desired scratch pattern for primer application. A must for this process is good dust extraction.

Q. With modern day paint technologies, do I still need to use an etch primer?
A. Yes, the most important layer on a repair is the 2 pack etch primer. It will ensure the vehicle stays corrosion free for the lifetime of the vehicle, ultimately preventing any costly rework.