At Dittmer Collision Repair, Palmerston North, we are your one-stop panel and paint shop.
You can trust our qualified panelbeaters and apprentices to repair your vehilce safely, efficiently and professionally.
Panel Quote Imaging
Our office is equipped with a computerised estimating and quoting system called Panel Quote Imaging - built specifically for the New Zealand panel repair and paint refinishing industry. This software is designed by panel beaters for the Australia/New Zealand smash repair industry, ensuring fair and accurate estimates. It is internet compatible and allows images to be sent by e-mail for faster assessment. All on-site estimates are free. Quoting is also available off-site.
Having trouble with your air conditioning? We are able to degas and regas your vehicle.
We're equipped to perform chassis realignment on a wide range of vehicles, with nine chassis straightening machines in our Palmerston North workshop. We have four Blackhawk Benches, a Blackhawk Genie and four Mark 5/Mark6 Car-o-liners, with commercial kit specially designed for the repair of light commercial vehicles.
We can work with your insurance company to have your windscreen replaced.
We are able to undertake minor mechanical repairs inhouse, from suspension to wheel alignments (using our John Bean wheel alignment machine), as well as fitting and balancing tyres.
We have a specialist restoration expert (who has a passion for all classic motor vehicles) is able to completely restore/fabricate panels as required. We will work with you to get your pride and joy back to its former glory.
Our Roland GS-24 vinyl cutter allows our on-sites applicators to reproduce and fit signwriting without delay.
We measure all structural repairs using the latest computerised 3D laser technology: the Blackhawk SHARK.
Our measuring system ensures that all repairs fall within the manufacturers specifications. When repairs are complete, the system delivers a comprehensive printed report detailing the initial state of the damaged vehicle, and its final state, including a comparison with the manufacturer's dimensions.
We have a full range of M.I.G. and spot welders to reproduce manufacturer's weld patterns.
We have top quality professional spray painting facilities, and our well-stocked tinting room allows us to mix colours and match paints on-site. We can take on a range of painting jobs, from touching up scratched vehicle panels and fixing vinyl sign writing to complete vehicle sandblast and respray.
The refinishing of your vehicle is carried out by qualified tradesmen, trained in using Glasurit waterborne baked enamel, Europe's finest automotive paint. We use a modern Seetal full down draft heated spray booth and low bake oven for all refinishing.