Services We Provide
- Expert color matching and refinishing in our state-of-the-art ACCUSPRAY downdraft booth and oven
- In addition to our extensive training we have technically advanced state-of-the-art computerized equipment
- 2 laser-guided unibody measuring devices and pulling equipment
- Computerized insurance estimating systems
- Mig and Electron resistance welding
- Air-conditioning evacuation and recharging
- Pin stripping
- Rental cars
- Paintless Dent Repairs
201-678-3040 (provided by All Points Towing). Tell your driver to take your car to SCULLY'S.
NJ FULL SERVICE LICENSE 01465
Our preferred insurance companies list includes the following:
- State Farm
- Travelers- Mid-Atlantic
- Lynx Services-Electric Ins
Paintless Dent Repair
Paintless Dent Repair is a process that removes minor dents without body work or paint. The dent is "massaged" from inside the body panel. Again, this process is not a substitute for complete body repair and painting, but a generally less expensive alternative.
Frame & Unibody Repairs
Your vehicle's frame or unibody is the structural backbone of the entire vehicle. Any damage to the frame or unibody that is not properly repaired will affect everything on your vehicle from safety to proper fit of sheet metal exterior panels.
So, is your vehicle built with a frame or unibody? And what are the differences?
A vehicle that has a frame construction--such as a pickup or larger SUVs--can have all its sheet metal and body components removed simply by unbolting the sheet metal, cab, and pickup box from a structural ladder to which the wheels, suspension, motor, and drive train are attached.
A vehicle that has a unibody construction--such as most sedans, sports cars, and smaller SUVs--are built like an aircraft fuselage whereby the main body of the vehicle provides the structural strength required to attach the drive train, suspension, and sheet metal components. Unibody construction permits the manufacture of lighter, smaller, more maneuverable vehicles.
Because most accidents involve some sort of impact, we believe that a check of your vehicle's wheel alignment is always necessary. Even a minor impact can throw a wheel alignment out of specified tolerances.
Four-way alignment-especially on a vehicle with unibody construction--is an integral step in our high-quality repair. We need to verify that your vehicle will handle and respond in a safe manner after the accident, and we want to prevent any excessive tire or suspension component wear that might go unchecked.
Color-matching the paint on your vehicle is both an art and an exacting science. Auto manufacturers apply paint to the bare shell of the vehicle in ovens where temperatures exceed 350-degrees Fahrenheit. This is because auto manufacturers paint the car BEFORE any of the wiring, electronics, hardware, or interiors are assembled into the vehicle. Auto manufacturers also use an electrolytically applied "E-coat" primer that is applied to the bare vehicle unibody or sheet metal. This is a total immersion process in a liquid, electrically charged solution that is impossible to duplicate in the repair process.
In the collision repair process, the paint can only be cured at temperatures up to 180 degrees--any hotter and damage will be done to the car's mechanical, electrical, and interior systems.
Finally, the colors used by auto manufacturers may vary widely on the same models painted with the same color. Variations in shading and coloration depend on whether your car was painted at the beginning or end of an assembly line run of paint.
This is further complicated by the fact that most new cars are also painted with a "two-coat" or "tri-coat" paint process, where mica, pearl, or metallic materials are applied sequentially in the factory finish. These finishes often vary in appearance based on the angle from which they are viewed! For example, a green metallic paint can appear "teal colored" when looking at a straight or flat surface such as a hood, but nearly "black" when looking at a rounded surface such as a fender.
All of these factors make paint mixing, tinting, and blending in the collision repair process even more critical. To properly repair a minor dent of several square inches, an entire panel may need to be painted and the adjacent panels may need to be blended in order to achieve a precise color match. Scully's Auto Body uses computer-controlled sensing devices that provide the refinish technician with a precise formula to match the paint color on a vehicle.
There are generally 4 types of parts that can be used to repair your vehicle:
Original Equipment Manufacturer parts made by the manufacturer of your vehicle (such as Ford, GM, Toyota, or Chrysler). These parts are usually the best quality and must meet the manufacturer's high standards and specifications for fit, finish, corrosion resistance, and so on.
After-market parts made by firms other than the manufacturer of your vehicle. These parts generally do not have the same tolerances for fit, corrosion resistance, and overall quality as OEM parts. These parts are sometimes referred to as "quality replacement" or "alternate" parts.
Like Kind & Quality used parts obtained from automobile salvage yards.
Reconstructed parts are previously damaged, then repaired OEM (generally) parts.
- Damage Assessment
A complete, thorough estimate of repair costs will list all parts to be replaced and all labor operations to be performed. Without this estimate, repairing your vehicle is similar to building a house without a set of approved blueprints: tough to do, and the costs will soon be out of control.
If the insurance company estimate is different from our estimate, we will immediately notify them of the differences and the reasons for these discrepancies. We will work with the insurance company to arrange for the correct compensation to return your vehicle to its pre-accident condition.
Our personnel are thoroughly trained and tested on the use of our equipment and its exacting application in the repair process. Our technicians are ICAR-trained and ASE-certified (industry certification programs that provide ongoing technical training in the collision repair business). In addition, the manufacturers of our high-tech frame, body repair, and paint systems train our technicians on the proper use of their equipment and materials. our refinishing manager and our "A" technician have been with us for over 25 years each.