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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Bodyshop Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend a decent bodyshop in or around London?

Also, has anyone dealt with Autobody technic in Langley and if so were they happy with their work?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M&A Coachworks? They are on the Porsche approved list.

http://www.macoachworks.co.uk/

I believe Autobody is a forum sponsor.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I've already tried M & A and looking for other quotes.

By the way, what is the general view on what it should costs to spray the bonnet and front bumper?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Mototechnique 141 Molesey Ave, West Molesey KT8 2RY
Phone: 020 8941 3510. Great work!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Bodyshop Reply with quote

Pilot wrote:
Can anyone recommend a decent bodyshop in or around London?

Also, has anyone dealt with Autobody technic in Langley and if so were they happy with their work?


What part of town OP?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pilot wrote:
Thanks. I've already tried M & A and looking for other quotes.

By the way, what is the general view on what it should costs to spray the bonnet and front bumper?


Around £1800-£2200 + VAT at Porsche-approved bodyshop. Bonnet will be back to bare metal respray. Bumper is polyurethane so sanded down and sprayed.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

North London primarily but don't mind travelling further.

M & A quoted £3,200 all in which I thought was crazy.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be London prices. Did you get a price as a walk-in customer or via an OPC referral? It helps if you go via a referral in my experience if you have a good relationship with OPC.

Or try via an Indy referral to an Indy bodyshop - JAZ? V911?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are prepared to travel a bit....

Riviera

http://www.rivieraautobody.co.uk/

Ty does lots of Porsche work and whilst he is not cheap he will give you a fair price
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - I'll give Riviera and Mototechnique a try tomorrow.

M & A was through a referral but they will not go below £95 plus vat an hour.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riviera is who I shall be taking mine too - not that I've used them before, but the work looks good and Ty seems a nice chap.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would hazard a guess that Rivera will cost half of what you have been quoted at M&A.

As already mentioned Ty is a top guy and paints a lot of Porsches
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the front bumper and near side wing painted on my Turbo back in November for £700 . Perfect match and finish. If your bonnet is aluminium then shy away from a back to bare metal repaint if the existing paint is original. The body shop is in Kent so may be to far out .
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just had my bonnet and front bumper resprayed by Poole accident repair ctr which are this regions porsche approved body shop. Bonnet bare metal respray with pics to validate. Front bumper sanded etc total inc vat was £1400 approx the work is Porsche approved carries a warranty and a new Volvo for the week while it was done. I would be spending £50 in fuel and driving down here and save yourself £700/1000 and know it's fully Porsche approved Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never used them...but my wife likes their coco body butter Dont know Laughing

Seriously though.. I'm not keen on taking it back to bare metal... surely it removes the galvanised protection Dont know Question
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Galvanic dip is before any primer or paint. It is a chemical process into the metal, not a skin of rust protection as far as I know. If its Porsche-approved bodyshop and they recommend back to metal it must be fine to do it.

The local NW Porsche-approved shop (Road and Race Restorations) did this on my bonnet and bumper respray last year saying its to Porsche recommendations.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only reason I say this is.. it was in a old 911 & porsche world article a quite a few years ago.. where they took a mint green 964 to a classic porsche restoration place and the article said they didn't recommend it due to the damage to the galvanised coating Dont know
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend SL Restorations, on the Porsche list http://slrestoration.co.uk
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for Riviera. They had mine in over the summer and did everything back to the rear wings, plus sorting a few dents and rust spots, for distinctly less than you've been quoted. I wouldn't call them cheap, but they did a top job and I certainly don't feel mugged.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheshire911 wrote:
Galvanic dip is before any primer or paint. It is a chemical process into the metal, not a skin of rust protection as far as I know. If its Porsche-approved bodyshop and they recommend back to metal it must be fine to do it.

The local NW Porsche-approved shop (Road and Race Restorations) did this on my bonnet and bumper respray last year saying its to Porsche recommendations.


Nope galvanising is a thin layer of zinc deposited on the steel. The zinc serves as a sacrificial anode, it will corrode before the steel when corrosive agents are present.

It will be removed or damaged by sanding the coating off to bare metal.

It shouldn't be damaged if a chemical paint stripper is used rather than mechanical means.

If I was having a bare metal respray on a galvanised part, I'd like them to use chemical stripper, then a filler primer, sand only the primer smooth and fix imperfections here, and then top coat.
 
  
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