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    I am thinking of respraying my car. There is no major damage just a carpark dents on the door and near side rear wing. The bonnet has stone chips. that is the thing that realy gets me. Can any of you give me a guide of how much i should expect to pay
     
     

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    around 2 grand for a proper job :(
    try chipsaway for the bonnet and dentmaster for the rest
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    around 2 grand for a proper job :(
    try chipsaway for the bonnet and dentmaster for the rest
    Good advice
     
     

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    or drive south about 50 miles to me and ill give you good free advice/estimate. but as the saying goes...you get what you pay for.
     
     

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    anybody used chips away? I'm thinking of getting my bonnet chips done too, otherwise car is almost flawless

    Anyone had any experience with Chipsaway at all?

    Cheers! Red!
     
     

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    afaik they're a company that sells franchises to anyone willing to take their training.and like any company there will be good and bad workers.
    maybe have a chat with some local garages that sell 3-5 y/o cars that may use them.
    our local lad is very good...matched a silver with very little problems and the bonnet looked new again...he even invisibly repaired a kerbed porsche alloy in front of my eyes.
    might be a bit far south for you though
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    chips away and the like are great for the trade....i.e cheap and look presentable for a short time..it isnt a long term fix. if your looking to sell the car and provided your local guy is good then fine, if your keeping it, get it done properly.
     
     

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    hi yeah iv'e just resprayed my e36 convertible used a garage in birmingham who knew exactly what they were doing paid 1000 pounds and its come out like glass, nice and flat. see my posted reply on 'how do i get rid of these stonechips' for pictures.
     
     

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    In my experience your better of avoiding these franchise type smart repairs, some are very good but have seen some real horror jobs, personally in this day and age you get what you pay for generally, would go to a reputable bodyshop and pay that little bit extra.
     
     

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