Cosmetic Repair

What is Cosmetic Repair?

Nearly every car is the unlucky recipient of some kind of body or paint damage: door dings, paint scratches, bumper dents, broken glass, and minor scrapes among other things. These unsightly marks make a vehicle in otherwise excellent condition look used and abused. The good news is they can usually be easily repaired quickly and easily, with the affected area being completely undetectable.




Paint-less Dent Repair or PDR, involves a highly skilled technician who gently yet completely massages out the dent. If the dent is minor, the panel can be pushed back into place from behind and smoothed out until it is completely unnoticeable. If the paint finish has been compromised, sometimes just a dab of touch up paint is sufficient.


Exterior Finishes

For more serious scrapes or dents, a conventional body repair must be performed.  The damaged area is straightened and scratches removed.  Modern sealer, primer and paint is then used completely erasing any signs of damage.



Damaged polyurethane bumpers are often the most visible part of your car. If they are dented or chipped, they can look unsightly – and actually invite further damage. The solution is easy.  Bumper paint can easily be blended, or if the damage is serious enough, the bumper cover can be replaced and repainted to match the factory finish.


Thieves and vandals cause a wide variety of damage to cars. Ripped convertible tops, broken window glass, key scratches, acid spills, and spray-painting are all problems that we can fix – often within a few days. Bring your vehicle in for an estimate. If the damage is severe, we can direct bill your insurance company.



Rips, burn holes and stains not only look unsightly, they can also get bigger through continued use of the affected area. German Motors can repair the damage, or replace the entire panel if necessary.

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    About GMCC

    German Motors Collision Center is conveniently located in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood of San Francisco. With easy access to the central freeway and plenty of free indoor parking, German Motors Collision Center is by far the easiest destination in San Francisco for auto body repair. German Motors Collision Center boasts the largest repair facility in the Bay Area and all vehicles are securely stored indoors during the entire process. Our technicians are certified by both The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Repair (I-CAR) and BMW of North America.

    Be careful in choosing a collision repair center for your BMW or MINI. German Motors Collision Center is the only Factory Certified BMW/ MINI Collision Repair Center in San Francisco. This ensures that repairs are carried out according to specific required procedures. With the increasing use of exotic metals, high strength polyurethane plastics, carbon fiber or kevlar composites and bond-riveted support assemblies, proper repair techniques must be followed to guarantee the safety and drive-ability of your vehicle are completely restored. All BMW and MINI repairs performed by German Motors Collision Center carry a limited warranty backed by BMW of North America.

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