How to Transform a Peugeot 208 After a Front-End Collision
When a car is involved in a collision, it's not just about fixing the damage; it's about bringing it back to life. Recently, we had the opportunity to work on a 2021 Peugeot 208 that had been involved in a front-end road collision. The experience was both challenging and rewarding, and we're excited to share the journey with you.
The Initial Assessment
Upon receiving the Peugeot 208, the damage was evident. The front bumper was severely dented, the bonnet was misaligned, and the dashboard bore the brunt of the impact. Our first step was to assess the extent of the damage and devise a plan to restore the car to its former glory.
Upgrading to the GTI Model
The owner of the Peugeot 208 expressed interest in not just repairing the car but also upgrading it. We saw this as an opportunity to transform the standard 208 into something even more special: the GTI model.
1. Dashboard Transformation:
The original dashboard was damaged beyond repair. Instead of merely replacing it with a standard one, we installed a brand-new GTI dashboard. This not only enhanced the car's interior aesthetics but also provided the driver with a more refined and sporty feel.
2. Seating Upgrade:
To complement the new dashboard, we installed GTI bucket seats. These seats are not only more comfortable but also offer better support, especially during spirited drives. The black leather with red stitching added a touch of class and sportiness to the interior.
1. New Front Bumper:
The damaged bumper needed replacement, and while we aimed to get a brand-new one that matched the car's original color and fit, tracking down the exact part proved to be a bit of a hurdle. After some extensive searching and liaising with suppliers, we managed to source the perfect bumper. Once in our hands, we ensured it was fitted seamlessly to the Peugeot, restoring its original charm.
2. Bonnet Replacement:
The collision had left the bonnet with noticeable dents and misalignment. Our goal was to replace it, but like the bumper, sourcing the right bonnet presented its own set of challenges. Additionally, ensuring its perfect alignment with the car's body lines was crucial to maintain the vehicle's aerodynamics and aesthetics. After some meticulous work, the bonnet sat perfectly, giving the car a rejuvenated look.
3. Airbag Challenges:
Safety is paramount, and the collision had triggered the airbags, necessitating their replacement. Finding the right airbags for the 2021 Peugeot 208 model took longer than anticipated. However, we believe in not compromising on safety, and after some persistent efforts, we were able to secure and install the necessary airbags, ensuring the car was not only looking good but was also safe for the road.
Peugeot 208's Blue Metallic Makeover
After carefully restoring the Peugeot 208's parts, we geared up for the final transformation: a new paint job.
In our specialized body shop, we opted for a striking metallic blue. This shade not only highlights the Peugeot's design but also gives it a contemporary flair, ensuring it's a head-turner.
Preparation was key. We sanded the car meticulously, creating the perfect base for the paint. In our advanced spray booth, our experts layered the metallic blue, ensuring uniformity and brilliance. After each layer, we inspected the car for a flawless finish.
A protective clear lacquer followed, enhancing the paint's depth and shimmer, especially under varying lights.
The end result? A Peugeot 208 that's not just restored, but revitalized. Its metallic blue finish exudes renewed charm and elegance, making it a standout on the streets.
The Final Touch
Once all the repairs and upgrades were completed, we gave the Peugeot 208
A thorough wash and polish. The car gleamed under our workshop lights, looking even better than it did before the accident.
Repairing and restoring the Peugeot 208 was a testament to our commitment to excellence. We don't just fix cars; we breathe new life into them. The owner was thrilled with the transformation, and we were proud to have another satisfied customer drive away from our workshop. Whether it's a simple repair or a complete transformation, we're always up for the challenge.