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Most dents occur in car parks

Dean Toomer is all about touchups.
Dean Toomer is all about touchups. John Gass

MOST dents and scratches to vehicles in the Tweed occurred around shopping centres and public car parks, according to a Tweed spray painter.

Dean Toomer owns mobile spray painting business All-about Touchups in Tweed Heads.

It is his first business after more than 25 years in the smash repair industry.

"I wanted to be self employed," Mr Toomer said.

He said most of his business came from dents and scratches that vehicles received while in public car parks.

"The shopping centres are where a lot of this stuff happens," he said.

Mr Toomer opened his business around Christmas to provide the Tweed and northern NSW with a "quality" mobile spray paint service.

"I want to stay on the north coast. There are a heap of guys on the Gold Coast," he said.

"I'm angling for the quality side of it."

Mr Toomer said an advantage of a mobile service was that it kept costs down.

"Sometimes insurance excess can cost up to $2000. I can provide spray painting services at a person's home or office for $200 - $300," he said.

"If I can't do it I will give them honest advice about who could."

He said the industry has an image problem with a lot of people not trusting small repairers.

As well as scratch and dent repair Mr Toomer said he also repaired alloy wheels.

Topics:  business car park cars spray paint



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