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jstalin
05-11-2006, 08:37 AM
Ok, I've been having pretty bad luck lately. Yesterday some ****cunt dropped a hammer from a roof ontop the hood of my car, leaving a dent & scratch ~4 inches long. The construction company left a note saying they will look after it, so I'm wondering where the best bodyshop is in Toronto for a quality job. Or would the dealer fix this?

Soldo
05-11-2006, 08:45 AM
Maranello Takes all their body work to EUROPEAN AUTOBODY which is right off of Steels, in the Rexdale-ish area. They do very good work, and it AIN'T CHEAP! Wanna help me get my bumper/hood/fender painted as well, get the construction company to pay for it, and i'll throw you the cash, lol

As annoying as you are sometimes, it still SUCKS to have a hammer dropped on your car, so i do feel for you man!

Lemme know where you take it, and how they do!

jstalin
05-11-2006, 09:00 AM
Thanks, I've actually heard of that shop. And if being right is annoying, then I'm guilty as charged :D

WhadUpp
05-11-2006, 09:37 AM
Yeah I agree take it to European for sure, at least there they will get it right the first time.*th-up*


If anyone has had the worst time with bodyshops its me. Ive had my car returned to me by other body shops to be nameless with this list:
(sorry but i have to rant and maybe save someone my troubles)

from 1 body shop my car was returned to me with:

missing badges and emblems
scratches on a previously perfect roof (was used by them as storage counter)
broken and cracked lights that were supposedly replaced and charged as a new item to the insurance co but were still the original parts.
water in the trunk
orange peel everywhere
overspray everywhere
paint from another car overspray
loose trunk latch
new scratches everywhere
MISMATCHED PAINT
flaking off clearcoat from the new paint



avoid all these headaches and go to European as I believe a good majority of body shops cant touch it as a quality place to take your car.

jstalin
05-11-2006, 09:41 AM
Yeah those are the exact problems I'm trying to avoid, so 2 for European Body

golden
05-11-2006, 10:23 AM
i've never been... but yea, european autobody is pretty much the default best body shop

RMPMOTORS
05-11-2006, 11:01 AM
European Autobody

Give Manny a call, tell him Rocco sent you!!


416-679-8722

jstalin
05-11-2006, 11:10 AM
Thanks Rocco, will do!

Shuller1458
05-11-2006, 12:45 PM
I work in a VERY good body shop. I don't know how much it will cost you, we are costly too. Most of our jobs are insurance, after accidents. But we do alot of VW, Audi, Lexus, BMW, from time to time, Porsches, Betlies.... I just work in parts, but swing by, it won't hurt to get a quote. 427 Auto collision, 395 Evans street.

Soldo
05-11-2006, 02:28 PM
I work in a VERY good body shop. I don't know how much it will cost you, we are costly too. Most of our jobs are insurance, after accidents. But we do alot of VW, Audi, Lexus, BMW, from time to time, Porsches, Betlies.... I just work in parts, but swing by, it won't hurt to get a quote. 427 Auto collision, 395 Evans street.

I've actually heard a lot of good wrap from these guys as well. I used to work at a shop in this area, and more than a few customers with higher end cars had some work done there.

Any bodyshop that deals with HIGH END cars, usually tends to do good work. European autobody has a damn F40 in the showroom last time i was there, it was still missing the hood, but still!

jstalin
05-11-2006, 02:42 PM
Cool, appreciate the recommendations. Maybe you guys int so bad after all.

propr'one
05-11-2006, 02:52 PM
no, trust me, we're ever bit as bad as you think

+1 for european autobody

jstalin
05-11-2006, 02:53 PM
okay, that restores my faith then.

Gamite
05-11-2006, 03:48 PM
European has better paint jobs than OEM paint. no joke. Absolutely no orange peel.

RMPMOTORS
05-11-2006, 03:59 PM
No orange peel!!!

http://www.rmpmotors.com/menus/gallery/gal/RMP%20BMW%20540i/100_0137.jpg

E46er
05-11-2006, 04:54 PM
Take it to European Autobody.

Qube
05-11-2006, 05:06 PM
What are we looking at for a full respray, non-metallic? Lemme comb this thread for the phone number again...

jstalin
05-11-2006, 06:27 PM
What are we looking at for a full respray, non-metallic? Lemme comb this thread for the phone number again...

No, it's metallic paint