Repair-and-repaint is a term which is borrowed from the insurance industry to classify a repair as needing to go to a bodyshop when the panel will usually be repaired (rather than replaced) and the area resprayed to match the original paintwork. This will mean the damaged area is pushed back into shape with panel beating, filled, primed and repainted.

When we assess scuffs and scratches to a car, we have to decided if it can be repaired by polishing (paintwork correction), flat and polish, cosmetic repair or repair-and-repaint. If it is a case that the damage needs a repair-and-repaint, depending on the location, it might be possible to use smart repair rather than sending it to a bodyshop.