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Griffin’s Paint & Body Gives You All the Facts for Repairing Wrecked Vehicles

At Griffin’s Paint & Body, we understand the importance of getting your car or truck back to its pre-wreck condition. That’s why we’re here to share essential facts that you need to know and ones that your insurance company may not want you to know!

As the trusted Dent Doc since 1989, our team has the expertise and experience to handle all aspects of collision repair, glass replacement, hail damage repair, headlight restoration, and paintless dent repair. We believe that YOU, not insurers, matter the most, which is why we are dedicated to providing top-notch service and ensuring that you know your rights after an accident.

Get in touch with us today at 903-342-5075 and let Griffin’s Paint & Body take care of your wrecked vehicle.

First – The Repair Process

Step 1: Report the damage to your insurance company.

Step 2: Typically, the insurance company will send an adjuster to assess the damage and provide an initial repair estimate. Concurrently, we will prepare our own repair estimate to ensure the safety and quality of the repairs for our customers. Blueprinting may commence before a full teardown and will be finalized post-teardown. Approval from the insurance company is necessary before we can begin repairs unless it’s an out-of-pocket expense.

Step 3: Schedule the vehicle for repairs.

Step 4: Disassemble the vehicle to inspect for any additional hidden damage, which is often discovered once we start removing damaged parts.

Step 5: Commence the repair process.

Step 6: Supplement Request – We submit a request to the insurance company for any additional damage or necessary operations not included in the original estimate, whether from their initial assessment or our own findings.

Step 7: Continue with the repair process. The duration varies depending on how promptly the insurance company approves supplemental damage and the extent of repairs required.

Step 8: Complete the repairs and perform cleanup.

Step 9: Payment of the final bill – Typically managed by the insurance company but may require the customer to endorse checks and cover the deductible. Vehicle release occurs once all negotiations are settled and all repairs, including supplemental items, are approved by the insurance company.


We ask for masking and additional masking and we very seldom get paid for it.

Some body shops don’t take these steps and that causes you problems.

Body shops should mask before priming and then mask again for the final paint job for several important reasons:

  1. Contamination Control: Priming and painting processes require a clean and controlled environment to ensure a smooth and flawless finish. Dust, dirt, and other contaminants can negatively impact the quality of the paint job. By masking before priming, they create a barrier to prevent contaminants from settling on the primed surface.
  2. Overspray Protection: During both priming and painting, overspray can occur when paint particles drift and settle on surfaces that shouldn’t be painted. Masking helps protect these areas, such as windows, trim, or other parts of the vehicle, from getting covered in paint.
  3. Defined Edges: Masking allows body shop technicians to create clean and defined edges between painted and unpainted areas. This precision is essential for achieving a professional and polished appearance.
  4. Color Separation: In many cases, different areas of a vehicle may be painted with different colors or types of paint. Masking ensures that these colors remain separate and distinct, preventing any unwanted blending or mixing.
  5. Efficiency: Masking makes the painting process more efficient by reducing the need for post-painting cleanup. It helps avoid the time-consuming and costly task of removing overspray from unwanted surfaces.
  6. Reusability: By masking off areas before priming and painting, the masking materials can often be reused for the final paint job. This can save both time and money in the long run.
  7. Safety and Environmental Concerns: Masking helps contain paint fumes and particles, reducing the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals for workers and minimizing environmental contamination.
  8. Quality Control: By carefully masking off areas, body shops can maintain quality control throughout the painting process. This ensures that the final paint job meets the desired standards and customer expectations.

In summary, trust Griffin’s Paint & Body to do all the masking before priming and again before the final paint job is a standard practice in body shops to maintain a clean, controlled, and efficient painting process while achieving high-quality results. It helps protect against contamination, overspray, and other issues that can affect the final appearance of the vehicle.

Introducing Griffin’s Paint & Body’s Unparalleled Corrosion Prevention – Insurance companies refuse to pay for these important steps.  Rest assured…we’ve got your back!

At Griffin’s Paint & Body, we understand the importance of protecting your vehicle from rusting and corrosion. That’s why we go above and beyond to provide unparalleled corrosion prevention services that insurance companies often overlook. When it comes to safeguarding the structural integrity of your vehicle, we spare no expense.

When repair shops cut corners, it’s your safety that’s compromised. We refuse to let that happen. With our meticulous attention to detail and expertise, we ensure that your vehicle receives the proper corrosion protection it deserves. Our dedication to excellence means we go into our own pockets to provide this essential service to our valued customers.

But it doesn’t stop there. Not only do we take responsibility for the corrosion prevention that other body shops neglect, but we also go the extra mile to fix their corner-cutting work without any extra charge to you. We firmly believe that your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities.

By choosing Griffin’s Paint & Body, you’re not just getting a basic rust prevention service. You’re getting peace of mind knowing that our experienced technicians have the skills and knowledge to protect your investment. Trust us to deliver outstanding results, because at Griffin’s Paint & Body, we strive to exceed your expectations.

Corrosion prevention is only the beginning of our comprehensive services. As the trusted Dent Doc since 1989, we specialize in collision repair, glass replacement, hail damage repair, headlight restoration, and paintless dent repair. When you choose us, you choose a team that genuinely values your needs over insurance providers.

Discover the Griffin’s Paint & Body difference today.  We proudly serve Winnsboro, Quitman, Pittsburg, Mount Vernon, Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs, and surrounding areas. Your satisfaction is our guarantee.

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