March 2018

We’ve all seen it before a time or two.

A car is driving around with mismatched paint, and it looks horrendous. Whether it’s a circular spot where there was clearly a dent, or the hood was replaced and is now a dull factory tone rather than the vibrant color it once was. Or that beautiful white boat that looks great except for the yellowish blotch on the hull that shows where a repair was made.

Whatever the case may be, the need for gelcoat or paint color matching has likely been apparent to you at some point or another.

The experts at Hassis Paintworks are trained, licensed, and certified to color match paint and gelcoats. We pay a level of attention that is unmatched by other shops in this day and age, simply because we care about the product and quality that we are putting out there. And after all, you’re paying for this service — so why not give you exactly what you’re looking for?

When it comes to marine or auto paint matching, nobody in Stillwater does it better than Hassis Paintworks — that’s why it’s right there in our...


February 2018

Being involved in an auto accident can be a jarring and stressful experience.

Once the initial shock of the accident is over and you have assessed that everyone involved is OK, your mind will most likely be racing through a million different thoughts.

The biggest question that will come to mind is, “What happens next?” Remember, you just went through a shocking and potentially traumatic experience, so it’s completely fine to take a few moments to collect yourself before proceeding to the next steps.

As soon as you have taken some time to assess the situation and compose your thoughts, there are some things that need to be taken care of. Keep reading to learn the next steps and contact Hassis Paintworks today to learn about our free estimates on auto body collision repair.


OK, so you’ve been in an auto accident. That is a bummer. Hopefully, it was a fairly minor fender bender and won’t require too much stress on either end. But in order to determine that, there are a few steps you need to take....


January 2018

When searching for a trusted auto body technician, you’re going to want to find one who is well-versed in the latest and greatest techniques.

One of the most revolutionary auto body repair methods, for example, which has been sweeping the world by storm (pun somewhat intended) is paintless dent repair. Paintless dent repair, or PDR for short, is an effective way to remedy those pesky dents and dings that occur after a hail storm, door ding or other minor incidents.

This technique utilizes specialized tools and careful attention to detail to pop those dents out without compromising the car’s lavish layer of original paint. That means no buffs, no scratches, and no cracks. And what’s more, it’s affordable and can help you avoid the costly repairs and restorations quoted to you by other shops who aren’t equipped to perform this service in-house.

No longer do you have to look at your vehicle with despair following a hail storm or lose your marbles if your car gets a door ding at the grocery store; instead, you can trust Hassis Paintworks to get...


December 2017

Windshields chip and crack more often then we'd like.

The worst part is, this can happen in the blink of an eye! You could be driving down the highway and all of a sudden — DINK. A rock gets kicked up by the truck in front of you and leaves you with a fractured windshield.

Or, perhaps you left your car parked underneath the tree in your driveway just before one of our signature Stillwater snowstorms. OOPS! A branch broke off and landed right on your squeaky clean (and clear) windshield.

No matter how it happened, the important thing is that you act quickly after discovering a cracked windshield. While sometimes, smaller chips and cracks can be repaired without incident, there are other times where your car might require a full-on windshield replacement. This is typically necessary if the crack extends all the way across the windshield in either direction.

Luckily, the trusted auto body collision repair technicians at Hassis Paintworks have you covered. If you’re looking for glass replacement in Stillwater, then this is the place to...


December 2017

Minnesota weather is quirky and unpredictable.

But in the winter, there area few things that we should know to expect: freezing cold temperatures, fresh blankets of snow, and that dreaded black ice.

Black ice is one of the more unfortunate and dangerous byproducts of our cold weather climate here in the Stillwater area. The worst part about black ice is that it’s largely unavoidable — unless you plan on staying off the roads completely this winter.

At Hassis Paintworks, we have you covered if you’re in need of auto body collision repair after a run-in or accident caused by black ice. But more importantly, we want to be here to give you a few safety tips to help you properly spot and navigate black ice safely.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while driving on the Minnesota and Wisconsin highways this winter.

What Is Black Ice?

Black ice is ice that forms without many air bubbles inside. Black ice commonly occurs on roads due to moisture from car exhaust at sub zero temperatures or from when temperatures...


November 2017

Having damage to your vehicle or boat after an accident, hail storm, or other incident can leave you grasping for answers and searching desperately for quick and cost-effective repairs.

Likely, the first thing you’ll be wondering is whether or not your repairs will be covered by your insurance. Well, if that is the route you choose to pursue there are a few things you need to understand about the process.

First, your insurance company will likely refer you to one of their preferred adjusters in order to assess the damages and the costs for both parties. But you may be asking yourself, “Why do I need an adjuster/ What do they even do?”

Well, having an insurance claims adjuster look at your vehicle is a necessary process in order to help the insurance company, whether it’s your own or that of the person at fault, to determine the extent of the damages.

You likely won’t have the choice of choosing from an adjuster of your own, and that’s because it’s supposed to be an objective practice which will allow the adjuster to inspect and ensure...


October 2017

In Minnesota and Wisconsin, the risk of automobile collisions with deer tends to increase during these fall months. In fact, according to a StarTribune article from October 2016, there were 2,141 accidents involving deer and automobiles throughoutDeer Hit Minnesota in 2015 – 82 of which were right here in Washington County.

At Hassis Paintworks, we want to make sure you are safe, first and foremost. Which is why we want to warn you to be wary of deer this fall season. There are many reasons why they are more prevalent during the fall, the most common one being that they are on the move to warmer pastures before winter hits. Plus, there is such a large population of deer in general throughout the state, that there’s a good chance you will encounter one along the road at some point or another, whether you’re in the rural outskirts or even right near the metro areas.

So, if you’re on the road this fall season, be sure that you’re fully alert, not distracted, and you keep your eyes open for potential hazards including deer crossing the...

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