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Offline Sean_ED30

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Body shop issues.
« on: May 10, 2022, 03:10:11 pm »
Hey guys. I am after some opinions on a bit of paintwork I have recently had done.

The car was booked in to have the rear arches treated for rust and then resprayed. The corrosion wasn’t too bad compared to some. It has been caused by previous owners of the car running spacers which made the tyre rub the inner lip of the arch and then the rust has worked its way around the edge and bubbled the paint.

I got the car back last week and after having a closer look I’ve noticed the Bodyshop haven’t treated and sprayed the inner lip of the arch. I’m not an expert but surely this will just allow the rust to creep back in over time and eventually lift the paint ?

Any feedback is welcome and then I’ll decide whether to chase the Bodyshop about this and have it re done.

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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2022, 03:18:22 pm »
I would say depends how much you paid. if it was the type of near oem quality body shops that charge huge rates or a back street 1 man band who will do almost anything for 100 quid. If the latter I would probably just get some red hammerite or alternative rust converter/protection as it is hidden away from anyone to see. If the former I would definitely think about asking them to finish it off, could have just had an off day, how many times have we all finished a job with a few bolts leftover, easily done when your in the middle of a job.

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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 03:27:41 pm »
I would say depends how much you paid. if it was the type of near oem quality body shops that charge huge rates or a back street 1 man band who will do almost anything for 100 quid. If the latter I would probably just get some red hammerite or alternative rust converter/protection as it is hidden away from anyone to see. If the former I would definitely think about asking them to finish it off, could have just had an off day, how many times have we all finished a job with a few bolts leftover, easily done when your in the middle of a job.

Thanks for the Reply.

£2600 all in as I had a fair bit of work done to fix the usual corrosion and lacquer peel issues. I specifically went to this shop as they advertised themselves as a higher end bodyshop and not the usual backstreet place. There are a couple of issues which I turned a blind eye to but if the corrosion comes back in 12 month or so then It will have been a waste of time.

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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 03:32:51 pm »
Holy Moly! That's full respray kind of money! Least it was when I last checked a few years ago. I'd definitely get on to them. I hope for that price you've covered everything at least, things on my list last time I was under the car are surface rust appearing on the underside of the body particularly around the subframes and wheel well.

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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2022, 03:38:49 pm »
LOL! I was quoted £4000 by one place ! Depends where you go I guess but I didn’t want a cheap job so I’m upset I put trust into a supposedly good company and the quality is lacking. This is what I had done.

Rear wing , door and front wing both sides.
front bumper
Door mouldings.
Side skirts
Rear spoiler

It’s a very clean car compared to most where corrosion is concerned, mainly surface rust. As you say the rear subframe is the worst part.


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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2022, 04:00:24 pm »
Yeah ouch! I've always found that classic car mechanics usually know a well priced and very good body painter, they're also used to dealing with and repairing rusty old cars so not just about spraying bumpers to look good on a forecourt.

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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2022, 04:02:18 pm »
I would say depends how much you paid. if it was the type of near oem quality body shops that charge huge rates or a back street 1 man band who will do almost anything for 100 quid. If the latter I would probably just get some red hammerite or alternative rust converter/protection as it is hidden away from anyone to see. If the former I would definitely think about asking them to finish it off, could have just had an off day, how many times have we all finished a job with a few bolts leftover, easily done when your in the middle of a job.

Funnily enough I was about to type almost exactly the same thing. How much did you pay followed by red Hammerite…

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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2022, 04:02:27 pm »
This place is supposed to be that type of garage , does a lot of old campers and beetles etc. i guess i caught them on a bad week.

Just spoke to the garage and it’s going back this week so hopefully it will be put right.


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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2022, 04:03:41 pm »
This place is supposed to be that type of garage , does a lot of old campers and beetles etc. i guess i caught them on a bad week.

Just spoke to the garage and it’s going back this week so hopefully it will be put right.


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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2022, 05:25:47 pm »
I’ve found body shops to be really variable. The last one I used was on recommendation of a local classic Porsche specialist however the end result was terrible - I asked the shop to weld up a battery tray (which they did) but in doing so they left a load of metal swarf in the engine bay which then rusted and marked the otherwise good paint. If they’d taken the time to mask the area properly it would have avoided the entire problem. Anyway, my point is you can get really mixed results (recommendations or otherwise) and I think it’s often down to how many jobs they are trying to cram into any given day.

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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2022, 07:25:41 pm »
I’ve found body shops to be really variable. The last one I used was on recommendation of a local classic Porsche specialist however the end result was terrible - I asked the shop to weld up a battery tray (which they did) but in doing so they left a load of metal swarf in the engine bay which then rusted and marked the otherwise good paint. If they’d taken the time to mask the area properly it would have avoided the entire problem. Anyway, my point is you can get really mixed results (recommendations or otherwise) and I think it’s often down to how many jobs they are trying to cram into any given day.

Hope you get it sorted.

Thanks guys. Yes this seems to be true. I was apprehensive about getting this work done and took a good few months researching the local garages. The best rated was well out of my budget and this place seemed to be next best option. It’s hard finding good garages that you can trust to do the work properly.

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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2022, 08:31:38 pm »
it should of had a stopper  to stop the rust on their also

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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2022, 08:56:47 pm »
I would say depends how much you paid. if it was the type of near oem quality body shops that charge huge rates or a back street 1 man band who will do almost anything for 100 quid. If the latter I would probably just get some red hammerite or alternative rust converter/protection as it is hidden away from anyone to see. If the former I would definitely think about asking them to finish it off, could have just had an off day, how many times have we all finished a job with a few bolts leftover, easily done when your in the middle of a job.
ripped off as far as i can see if i paid that kind off doe and got a car back looking like that i wouldnt be paying for it until it was done right...   

Thanks for the Reply.

£2600 all in as I had a fair bit of work done to fix the usual corrosion and lacquer peel issues. I specifically went to this shop as they advertised themselves as a higher end bodyshop and not the usual backstreet place. There are a couple of issues which I turned a blind eye to but if the corrosion comes back in 12 month or so then It will have been a waste of time.

Thanks.

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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2022, 08:33:49 am »
I would say depends how much you paid. if it was the type of near oem quality body shops that charge huge rates or a back street 1 man band who will do almost anything for 100 quid. If the latter I would probably just get some red hammerite or alternative rust converter/protection as it is hidden away from anyone to see. If the former I would definitely think about asking them to finish it off, could have just had an off day, how many times have we all finished a job with a few bolts leftover, easily done when your in the middle of a job.
ripped off as far as i can see if i paid that kind off doe and got a car back looking like that i wouldnt be paying for it until it was done right...   

Thanks for the Reply.

£2600 all in as I had a fair bit of work done to fix the usual corrosion and lacquer peel issues. I specifically went to this shop as they advertised themselves as a higher end bodyshop and not the usual backstreet place. There are a couple of issues which I turned a blind eye to but if the corrosion comes back in 12 month or so then It will have been a waste of time.

Thanks.
I’m struggling to disagree with you to be honest. There’s a few things bothering me and as you say I’ve paid a fair chunk and the quality isn’t there. I think I’m going to give it a good clean today and see what else is wrong and either ask for it to be re done or get a partial refund and go elsewhere.


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Re: Body shop issues.
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2022, 09:15:34 am »
if they wont fix the problems take pictures and list them on their website for others