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Old 05-24-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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Minor rust/Paint Body Shop etc



Folks,

Anyone recommend a good body shop in the Burlington/Hamilton or Oakville area?

I have minor rust and chips on my ride...stuff thats annoying me enough that I want to get it fixed but I dont want to shell out big bucks for it either.

Anyone been through a decent body shop in the area...if so could you share your thoughts...
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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I wouldn't mind doing this as well, few minor spots I want to take care of. Might just do it myself and live with the unblended repaint job. Should be fine until I decide to repaint the car.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:07 PM   #3
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PM team_ottawa - I believe his dad has a body shop in that area
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:40 AM   #4
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Yeah Ill pm him...thanks Jon.

I dont have any place to do it myself - and plus I dont know how...lol

Any other places people? You know the drill...cash only...no receipt needed...etc etc
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:50 PM   #5
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There is a guy in St catharines who does a good job for decent $. Dont have his number but the shops name is Trim auto body - just on oakdale avenue near the townhouse complex.

I got my 90 accord repainted from him and also had some body repairs done on my brothers audi.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:42 PM   #6
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Yeah Ill pm him...thanks Jon.

I dont have any place to do it myself - and plus I dont know how...lol

Any other places people? You know the drill...cash only...no receipt needed...etc etc
how much rust you talking about and how bad?

i got a toonie sized rust spots on each of my rocker panels. still under the paint, not noticeable but want it taken care of. wondering how much it'd cost me also.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:07 PM   #7
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@ E46Dude...thanks man but st.kittys is kinda far to go to...and would be hard to get back home...

@King Luis: I have like a small rust spot on the hood and the front right quarter panel...the rust spot is about the size of a toonie as well...but Im also getting some bubbles so it may be a case of spraying the whole panel....will have to see....

No holes and no other rust besides that though...so its a half a days work at most..
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:36 AM   #8
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You can always take the go-train back -- anyway I wouldnt trust the crooks in Hamilton with my car - most of the body shops out there are shady as hell...
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:45 PM   #9
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Its very hard to find a decent bodyshop.

Some use the cheap junk 1K primer that is air dried and doesn't need activator to save time and money. Results? Sanding scratches, swelling and mapping show up after a month when the paint has cured.

Some use budget cheap clears. Every clear looks good and shiny when new. Then it starts to fade and if the car is a light color appears "yellowish"...

Since you have rust, you should take it to a shop that is going to completely grind/sandblast it, use epoxy primer followed by a good 2K filling primer and sealer before paint. A cheap and shady bodyshop will bondo over the rust pitting, in a month or two, you will see the rust back, followed by sanding scratches, dust nibs that the shop didn't bother taken care of, and overspray in odd places. You will want to kick yourself in the ass.

Do it once, do it right.

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Old 06-02-2011, 01:59 PM   #10
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How much would a rough estimate be? Need to fix corner rust on the hood, front quarter panel bubbles and thats it...
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:34 AM   #11
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I consider the following prices fair:

$300 for the hood to sand off and remove the rust and stone chips, paint
$200 for the front 1/4 panel.
$50-$100 for extra time to get rid of those rust spots(depending on how bad they are)

So a total of around $550.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:34 PM   #12
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Lol. I got two quotes so far..one guy wants 800 and the other wants 600.

Still think its too steep considering the work...I found out about another shop in Grimsby...will check it out tomorrow...apparently a friend got his Jetta repainted for 1k...and cleared some rust for him too...supposed to be reasonable so lets see!
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:55 PM   #13
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I know there is a shop on royal windsor between winston and ford. Buddy of mine had his m5 repainted there and liked the work.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:07 PM   #14
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Is that Mike's Auto Body ?
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:13 AM   #15
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Anyone wants to do a group repair ? Now that winter is over I really want to fix the rust spots on my E46. If we can get 4-5 cars in - and pay cash - we can all probably get a good deal...
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