Spectrum Auto Painting & Collision Center, Spectrum Auto Painting & Collision Center
When you step into Spectrum Auto Painting & Collision Center, you walk into an award-winning body shop that will immediately surpass your expectations. A clean reception area; greeted with a hello; comfortable seating; original art.
The philosophy of the staff at Spectrum is "We are here to provide service. We just happen to fix cars." Mark Boudreau, who started Spectrum in 1993, says that when people go to a body shop, they assume that the repair is going to be done right. Customers also figure it is going to be a pain dealing with the hassle of the insurance company and the details of the repair. Spectrum’s job is to make the process a pleasure. They accomplish this by being organized and professional.
How to Polish a Scratch Out of a Car
Automotive expert Mark Boudreau demonstrates how to polish a scratch out of a car.
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Mark Boudreau: Hi, my name is Mark Boudreau and I am with Spectrum Auto Painting & Collision Center in Arlington, Virginia. Today, I will be showing you how to polish out scuffs and scratches out of your vehicle's finish both by hand and with the machine buffer. From determining which scratches can and cannot be polished out of your vehicle's finish, what techniques and materials you are going to need to polish your car, I will show you everything from start to finish. Here is what you are going to need, liquid dishwashing soap, clean rags, rubbing compound, polish, wax, a machine buffer and a little elbow grease. Let's talk about some safety precautions. Make sure the vehicle you are working on is off, parked in the shade and free from traffic. Now, let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Mark Boudreau and I am an I-CAR trained ASE Master Certified Collision and Refinish technician. I own Spectrum Auto Painting & Collision Center in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. where for 15 years we have been D.C.'s premiere Automotive Reconstructive Surgery Center. Now, let's get started, fixing some scuffs and scratches in your vehicle's finish with polish.