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Can any recommend a good, reliable dent/body repair company in the Thornbury/BS35 area?

I was trying to get something down from the garage shelf above the GS and managed to pull down an old speaker onto the boot lid, to say I'm upset is an understatement. The damage is minor but has left two dings and the paint has been lost.

I'm really fussy and would rather go with a recommended company.

I would prefer local as I have mobility issues with my back.

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How infuriating!  And somehow worse for being self-inflicted.

Well you don’t seem to have had any local suggestions so far, so mine might surprise you.

I see you have local ChipsAway operators.  My experience of the Company has been with alloy wheel repairs, and that was excellent.

Of course much depends on the skill of the local operator, but this sort of ding is what they claim is ‘meat and drink’ to them.  And they come to you.

They’ll come out and give an estimate and you can check previous local customers.  So failing someone coming up with personal experience of a local body shop, might be worth an enquiry.

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Many thanks indeed Len.

You're right, being self inflicted does make it feel a whole lot worse, especially when you realise it could have been easily avoided........as they say "every day is a school day"!

I did contact Dent Master which is fairly local to me for a mobile repair, sent pictures and filled in the form. Unfortunately they wanted the car in the body shop for three days, in fairness I did ask them to also quote for a few light marks on the rear bumper as well.

The total quote was £708.00.

I'm fussy and my experience of leaving a car with body shops has not been great.

I will investigate your suggestion of Chips Away and see what they come back with.

Appreciate your input.

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I’ll be interested to learn how it all turns out for you, Barney.  After all, this is the sort of ‘ding damage’ to which we can all fall prey - especially if forced to frequent supermarket car parks.

On the plus side, the paint looks in excellent condition.  Not the original surface, surely?  Paint fade over the years is what makes local repairs such a fraught business,

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Update: I have contacted my local Chips Away chap and he's coming round to look at the car and work involved this afternoon, so watch this space.

Very true Len, a moments lapse in concentration or an inconsiderate driver and damage done.

As far as I'm aware it's the original paint on the boot lid, in fairness I'm a keen detailer so I try my best to keep it looking as decent as possible.

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40 minutes ago, BarneyTT said:

As far as I'm aware it's the original paint on the boot lid, in fairness I'm a keen detailer so I try my best to keep it looking as decent as possible.

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In which case, Barney, it’s a credit to you!

 

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Many thanks for the kind words Len:thumbsup:

Nick Abraham, my local Chips Away man arrived as promised (always a good sign) Very pleasant and easy to deal with, so I'm going ahead with the boot lid and bumper repairs. Total including vat is £384.

Don't have a date as yet but will update the thread when progress has been made.

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10 minutes ago, BarneyTT said:

Many thanks for the kind words Len:thumbsup:

Nick Abraham, my local Chips Away man arrived as promised (always a good sign) Very pleasant and easy to deal with, so I'm going ahead with the boot lid and bumper repairs. Total including vat is £384.

Don't have a date as yet but will update the thread when progress has been made.

Excellent news, Barney.  And impressive service.  I hadn’t heard of DentsAway, but yours are definitely chips - it’s amazing how specialised these services have become!  😊

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