Cars back from the bodyshop :) *pics added*
I know a couple of locals (PAul and Dani) are eager for info on this - in brief i needed a new number plate trim as mine had corroded, the rear bumper had a 3 inch split and the drivers side was keyed 4 days after ownership (3 years ago :) )
my dilemma was to go for a lad I knew who quoted £450 cash, or an old fella in Sheffield who i had had good recommendations for - £250 :wacko: Anyway, i initially was prepared to pay upto £600 including having the front bumper sprayed.
Overall im happy with the result, the rear bumper material was thinner than he thought so its not an entirely perfect repair, but im pretty damned chuffed with it!! I took most of the trim off including the side blades (luckily didnt break the clip on the rear side blade), i didnt realise but upon picking it up he told me he had removed the whole rear quarter window....which isnt a small task!! just to make sure its a proper job...the rear bumper needs a polish as hes flatened it but thats no biggy, the passenger side had quite a bit of overspray for which ive just spent the best part of 2 hours removing, thank god i had auto tardis!! (now clayed ready for a wash tomorrow), other complaint is a slight overspray on the drivers door interior piano trim but its only minor and prob a result of having no rear window...... oh and the final bill was £300 as he spotted a slight nick in the rear bumper grey trim so took it to the paint place, got a colour made up and repaired that for me too.....
Would i go again? definately.....for the price and for what hes done i cannot grumble at all, a much better job than ive seen most places do and he even washed it for me, ok not very well but at least he was bothered - i think perfection is hard to get from bodyshops, if you do get it, 9/10 you will pay wey over and im not far from it as it stands.... absolute bargain of a job
pics will follow if tomorrows a good day, gonna wash then werkstat it before the cam comes out ;)