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Old 03-29-2002, 02:59 PM   #1
WASABI
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Someone hit my car and ran ... need good shop

Someone hit the driver side of my car the other night at Square One parking lot, the door and rear quarter panel are scratched and dented, estimates varied from $1000 to $2000.

The person that hit my car didn't leave a note or what-so-ever, I got in touch with mall security about cameras, but it was snowing a lot around the time it happened, so no visual.

The shop that I'm thinking of bringing to said that they'll have to use nails or rivet to pull the dent out, then cut and grind (is this normal), a little fiberglass, remove everything on driver side for prep and paint, and blend.

Any body shops you recommend? Mississauga and surrounding area ... 427 Collision, Woodchester Collision, Budds ???


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Old 03-29-2002, 03:25 PM   #2
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about the way they fix the dent.......

yes it is normal. Using a dent puller is a better way to fix the dent.
What they do is weld little studs in the dent. then they pull on the studs while hammering around the dent until it is level. its better to do it that way rather than putting holes in your car tying to pull out the dent. The way you described it, that is probably the smartest way for fixing it unless you can get to the dent from the inside of the car. as for where to go.... in your area im not to sure...I hear good things about Budds collision
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Old 03-30-2002, 12:32 AM   #3
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My recommendation is European Autobody (Steeles & 27). They charge a bit more but the work is outstanding. They do exclusive work to BMW's and Ferrari's there.
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Old 03-31-2002, 02:25 PM   #4
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I agree. European Autobody is a good shop. Speak to Emilio.
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Old 03-31-2002, 05:30 PM   #5
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Auto Cosmetic

The guys at Auto Cosmetic did a fantastic job on my car removing a couple of dents and buffing out some minor scratches.

However, with estimates of $1000 to $2000 in damage, they may not have the service you're looking for.

They specialize in paintless dent removal, tapping and banging out dents from the inside, either through the removal of interior panels, capped access holes that already exist elsewhere in car (eg. rust protection holes), or, if necessary, new holes that they put in hidden parts of car and later cap.

www.autocosmetic.com

They've got some nice before/after photos posted on their site.

I believe they do work for dealers as well. I remember seeing a testimonial from Budd's on their wall.
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