At Hillary’s Coachworks, we’ve seen an incredible number of changes to the automotive sector over the years. We started out around 1810 as carriage makers and eventually moved onto cars. Some of the cars we repaired decades ago or, at least, similar models to those we once worked on, often pop up again in our classic car repair and classic car restoration work. Heritage and history are both important to our company.
But so are our modern services. Motorists in Tonbridge make the trip to Royal Tunbridge Wells to use us for accident repairs, crash repairs, car body repairs, dent repairs and bumper repairs because, underneath the traditional surface, we have an aptitude for innovation that delivers them the best of both worlds.
We also know what makes for a great finish on our customer’s cars. While the refinishing skills of a technician and the paint we use both have important roles to play in achieving that elusive showroom appeal, it is preparation and what lies beneath the painted surface that guarantees the best results.
In previous years, we refinished classic car repair and classic car restoration jobs in cellulose. Today, we paint our customer’s cars in water-based and two-pack paints from ICI. The mixing system we use also has applications in accident repairs, crash repairs and car body repairs, and it makes it relatively simple for us to achieve a good colour match too.
This is good news for anybody from Tonbridge who might want to use us for single panel jobs, minor dent repairs or bumper repairs. Even without blending, we still achieve great finishes and colour matches.