Car manufacturers have been building cars with aluminium body panels to reduce weight. Although aluminium has multiple benefits, in that it is stronger and less susceptible to rust than ferrous materials, it is also more challenging to work with, meaning specialist training is needed to repair or restructure these parts.

At De Vries Car Painting we have invested in training, specialised tooling and equipment to ensure our expert technicians can carry out such repairs, This type of repair requires not only highly skilled technicians, but also the use of very specific tools due to the metallurgy of aluminum. It is important to have a separate car body repair area for steel and aluminium is as this removes the risk of cross contamination of materials and the associated risk of galvanic corrosion.