Car paint and body repair booth in North London | Paintchip

PaintChip Lakeside Intu, Essex

Our newest body shop is located in Lakeside Intu shopping centre in Essex. We repair minor damage to your car while you shop. We offer excellent body shop quality at a fraction of the cost & time.

Colour matching
PaintChip sites are equipped with a full paint mixing system enabling us to input either the colour code, which is found in customer vehicles, or registration number into a dedicated onsite computer that then produces the variants of each colour to be able to mix with certitude the colour of the majority of vehicles on the roads today.

As a backup to the colour mixing equipment, our sites are equipped with a spectrometer. This exceptional piece of equipment is rarely found in the cosmetic market, mainly due its cost. The spectrometer takes in light from the paint and by separating it into its component wavelengths, the exact mix of paint is displayed for our technicians to replicate.

Spray Booth
Each of our locations are equipped with at least one state of the art spray booth. These spray booths are fully self-contained and have extraction and internal filters that health and safety regulations. The quality delivered emulates from the fact that, like in most bodyshops, bakes the paint at a high temperature in a controlled environment. This process bakes at 70oC for a period of 20 minutes. This drying process is unique and guarantees that the paint does not flake at a later stage.

Prep Booth
Similar in size to two vehicles, this is a self-contained pod enabling the preparation of 2 cars at any time. It comes equipped with dust extraction and minimises the spreading of dust. It enables the preparation of vehicles in an indoor environment during the colder months of the year. Small paint jobs, not requiring high temperatures, can be done in this booth using an infra-red lamp.

We are located at Lakeside Intu Shopping Centre Car Park

Lakeside Intu Shopping Centre Car Park 8 West Thurrock, Grays Essex RM20 2ZP

Where to find us


Opening hours

Mondays – Fridays 09:30 to 19:00
Saturdays 09:00 to 18:00
Sundays 10:30 to 17:00

Phone: 01708 202 284