Columbia’s Biggest Expert In Car Scratch Repair

If you’re looking for a local body shop to remove scratches from your car, then look no further because our certified paint technicians are the best in Missouri. With over a decade of automotive and paint experience, Galen’s specializes in keeping your car looking new and helping it recover from extremely small blemishes.


By treating the individual scratches we try and avoid corrupting your original paint finish and color and get you back out on the road as soon as possible.



Car Scratch Repair Columbia MO

Our Car Scratch Repair Services:

  • Bumper Scrapes
  • Paint Scratches
  • Rust Removal
  • Nicks & Scuffs
  • Hood Chips
  • Key Scratches


Check out the work of our talented paint technicians!

Smarter, More Efficient Repair Methods


At Galen’s, we utilize the most modern techniques in paint matching and blending out scratch repairs. We can repair any scratch on every major automobile brand including Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Jeep, Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen.


Because we want to obtain a glossy finish, we’ll use a process known as wet sanding to remove the scratches properly. Wet sanding is a process done after dry sanding that’s often used to achieve a mirror-smooth look and avoid cross-contamination. Unlike dry sanding, wet sanding is not done to shape a surface, but to remove the large scratches left by dry sanding. When done correctly, the surface will be slowly leveled out, and the scratches left behind will become invisible.


Dry vs. Wet Sanding

The biggest difference between dry sanding and wet sanding is the movement used to remove the scratches. Dry sanding requires small, disciplined circles while wet sanding uses straight, alternating passes to remove the scratches from the previous one.


The wet part of wet sanding refers to the use of water as lubrication to help carry away grit particles that are removed. Without water, foreign material can contaminate the buff and build up in the sandpaper, leaving behind scratches that are larger and more damaging.


What Does A Wet Sanding & Scratch Buff Cost?


A quality paint job is always worth the money because it keeps your car looking pristine. At Galen’s, we make sure that every scratch is carefully removed and the new paint matches the rest of the vehicle. Our quality customer service will exceed your expectations and our pricing is the best in Missouri!


Car Scratch Repair Pricing:

  • Wet Sanding & Buffing – $75 and $150 per vehicle


If there is one thing we know other than repairing cars, it’s people who need their car repaired. We know the stress and awareness that occurs in order to bring you into our shop and that is why we approach every situation with you in mind. If your car needs any type of repair, call or visit Galen’s Auto Body in Columbia, MO!

We are committed to quality work and customer satisfaction. Give us a call today for an estimate!