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Paint And Dent Corrections: At Home Vs. At A Shop

What's better than a freshly painted or brand-new car? Almost nothing, right? Well, sadly, that fresh pain we are talking about is doomed to get scratched, or in the worst case, chipped away because of a dent. And when talking about road accidents, things get even worse. The only way to fix these things is by getting them corrected or repainted. This can either be done at home, with whatever supplies are lying around, or at an auto body shop - by professionals who know what they are doing. But what is the difference? Well, if you continue reading, you will find out because we will give you the main differences between the two so you can decide which one is better.

At Home

Paint and dent corrections can be done at home, but the results might not be what you expected. Most of the time, store-bought kits aren't as good and don't match the paint of your car. They can even damage it further or cause cracks in the body. Let's not get you confused and point out the exact pros and cons of corrections at home:


  • It can be a fun way to waste some time
  • Very cheap


  • Takes a lot of time
  • Results are worse because of the cheaper materials
  • Damages the paint/body of the car
  • It can cause rust if done improperly

At A Shop

When talking about dent and paint repairs at a shop, it's a completely different story. The technicians take their time to achieve results that will be identical to a brand-new paint job. Keep in mind that they also match the paint, reshape the body, and perform a lot of other tricks that are known only to professionals.


  • You can leave the car while you are at work
  • Results are better
  • The paint is correctly matched
  • The used equipment is meant for the job


  • It can take a bit more time if the damage is big

Auto Body Work At Allyz Auto!

The team at Allyz Auto offers some of the best paint and bodywork in the state! We specialize in and are well known for our work on vehicle exteriors, so make sure to contact us if your car is scratched up or dented!


What Our Clients Say

Edward C.
My car needed paint correction and ceramic coating. I did my research and went to Color Recon as my previous two cars have been painted by them. Robert and Juan gave me three levels of paint correction and let me choose the price I wanted to pay. My car is black with years of swirls, halos and “spider webs”. I also went with the latest coating technology called graphene. I am very happy with the results
Hello Edward, We can't thank you enough for being a loyal customer. So glad you are happy with the results, and look forward to continued service with you for many years to come. We enjoyed having you, come by anytime.
Destein Prophete
Color Recon exceeded my expectations. Job well done. I definitely recommend them.
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Jose Barrios
I took my car to Color Recon for some minor scratches and nicks, and I must say they did a great job at a great price. I will definitely use them again.
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