Paintwork Repairs


Scratches and scuffs can detract from the appearance of your vehicle, lower its value and allow rust to enter the bodywork, all leading to potentially higher repair costs in the future. Thanks to the paintwork repair services we offer at ChipsAway Ipswich, this isn’t something you need to worry about.

Unsightly damage can be repaired on the same day, at a fraction of the cost of using a large body shop. We only repair the affected area and not the entire panel, preserving more of the original finish. So whether you need help with a single scratch or several areas of paint damage, we can restore your vehicle in just a few hours.

We colour match your existing bodywork exactly using a combination of the paint code issued by the manufacturer and our high-tech spectrometer machine to confirm the shade or variant needed. We also match pearlescent and metallic paints.

Alloy Wheel Repair in the Suffolk Coastal Area


A shiny set of alloy wheels can really enhance your vehicle and be a good investment. Keeping them in a pristine condition will maintain the appearance and resale value. If you’ve accidentally kerbed them, ChipsAway Ipswich can offer our alloy wheel repair service.

Techniques for scuffed or kerbed alloy wheel rims and spokes are not only fast but also professional and cost effective. We are able to return wheels to their original condition, whilst helping to prevent the risk of further damage from exposure to the weather and corrosive salts.

Bumper scuffs repair

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Damage to your car or van’s bumper affects its appearance and its value. Rather than waste money on a new bumper you can restore it to pristine condition with ChipsAway Ipswich. We can fix scuffs, cracks, scratches and dents, many of which are caused when parking!

As we only repair the actual damaged area your vehicle can be repaired on the same day. We can repair textured (grey/black) plastic bumpers, painted (colour-coded) plastic bumpers and other panels.

We use professional colour matching for all car scratch repairs, undertaken to the manufacturer’s original code specification. We never use stock paint. Our on-site computer-assisted mixing allows us to create a paint to match each panel we are painting which ensures the best possible colour matching. If you do not have the original code then our expert technicians will match the colour by eye replicating with as much accuracy as is possible to the original finish on the vehicle. We can also match pearlescent and metallic paint.

A car scratch repair undertaken by ChipsAway professionals is fully guaranteed for as long as you own the vehicle.

We are happy to carry out insurance work. Did you know you are legally entitled to choose who carries out insurance work under the Your Car, Your Choice agreement? Ask us for more details.

To make life easier for you we can collect your car from Ipswich and the Suffolk coastal area. Or you can drop it with us and (subject to booking) use our 2014 ChipsAway Ford Fiesta Zetec courtesy car free of charge on the day your vehicle is carried out. Simply book the courtesy car and bring your driving licence on the day. The car is fully insured, all we ask is that you pay for any fuel you use. We also do mobile repairs where we come to your home or workplace.

Minor Accident Damage / Dents

We can repair cracks, holes and splits in bumpers and remove most minor dents from bumpers or main body work panels. Typically, traditional body shops will choose to replace bumpers or main panels with this extent of damage but we can usually offer a more cost effective solution and complete invisible repairs instead. All minor accident and dent work is then completed using our colour matching paint service.

Our dent technicians have years of experience, so pop in for an assessment as it may surprise you what we can actually do. We can even repair textured bumpers (grey or black plastic), trims and wheel arches!

Panel Replacements

If your bumpers or wing panels are too badly damaged for us to repair them, we can offer a replacement service instead. We have access to main dealer, insurance approved and aftermarket parts so can always source what we need to complete the work for you.

Replacement parts are rarely supplied painted, so we can do this for you to match with your original colour and finish.


Keep your car looking newer for longer and protect your vehicle from the harsh environment! Paintwork can fade from exposure to ultra violet rays, while acid rain and road salt can corrode the surface. Supagard offers a high gloss barrier to seal the paint and protect against damage, maintaining that showroom finish.

Treatments available include exterior, interior, leather and cabriolet soft top products to offer solutions for all your motoring needs. We are fully trained to use Supagard, it only takes a few hours to apply and you will have a 3 year manufacturer warranty.

Most car dealerships offer this as an optional extra when you buy a new or newly new used car from them, with an average cost of over £400 per vehicle. We are pleased to offer this service at a fraction of the price, using exactly the same products. Ask us for more details.

Lease / Hire Assessments

ChipsAway Ipswich can also assist with returning your car to an approved end of lease condition, ensuring there are no surprise charges when you hand the keys back. Our staff have been trained to appraise your vehicles in line with the assessments completed during a check-out inspection, meaning we can advise you about what damage is considered fair wear and tear or whether any cosmetic repairs are needed.

Lease and hire companies are renowned for charging their customers full, traditional body shop repair fees for vehicles returned with visible damage. We can offer you repairs at typically 50% less than these charges, so come and see us for a no obligation estimate and save yourself the high invoice fees!

Did You Know…..

  • All our work is fully guaranteed for the life that you own the vehicle, which is often longer than your manufacturer’s warranty!
  • We are happy to carry out insurance work. You are legally entitled to choose who carries out repairs under the Your Car, Your Choice agreement. Ask us for more details.
  • If you use our courtesy car, we insure you to drive it so there’s no additional expense for you to add the cover to your own policy. We just ask you to replace any fuel you may use on the day.
  • We offer a pick up service from your home and work address.
  • Mobile services are available for some repairs.