Proper Equipment = Proper Repair
The use of aluminum in the manufacturing of cars and trucks has created a new set of challenges within the auto body repair industry. Aluminum is strong, lightweight but brittle. During a collision it tends to tear as opposed to steel which will bend. Steel and aluminum cannot be used together because the chemically react with each other causing galvanic corrosion. This reaction looks like patches of rust blistering underneath the paint.
In order to avoid this contamination Colonial Auto Body has a dedicated aluminum repair station with a complete array of aluminum-use-only tools and equipment. The PRO-SPOT WELDER repairs tears in body panels and has a pinch weld attachment to reproduce the factory-type weld on replacement panels.
All of our technicians have been factory trained and have been I-CAR certified for aluminum repair and welding.
We use environmentally-friendly PPG WATERBORNE paint products.
Envirobase® High Performance
Initially introduced in 1999 to meet low VOC legislation, the ENVIROBASE® High Performance system is now the leading premium waterborne paint system in North America. Delivering everything high-production collision centers need, the Envirobase High Performance waterborne system achieves outstanding color match for today’s OEM finishes. Envirobase High Performance products are not only included in the PPG Paint Performance Guarantee—they are also backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal. ENVIROBASE® advanced waterborne basecoat provides best-in-class color accuracy and durability. All paints are custom mixed and color matched on site by our trained technicians to give your repair a flawless color match.
Chizum Signature 4-Post Full Frame Alignment Machine
Colonial Auto Body has a Chisolm Signature 4-Post Full Frame Alignment Machine. This machine is capable of pulling and realigning any unibody car, SUV or full frame truck. Our highly skilled technicians can put your back into its pre-accident factory specs.