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5 comments on Visiting An Auto Body Shop: Very Important Information

  1. rlmccarty2000 says:

    My body shop offers a life time guarantee on paintwork. Ask your shop about their guarantee and if they don’t guarantee their work then go to another body shop.

  2. Ron Ayotte says:

    The first thing I do when choosing an autobody shop is to go there and visit a shop before an accident or a repaint if the car is being refinished!

    Look around the shop. Is it brightly lit? Just as in detailing, good lighting is important

    It is clean? Let’s face it…autobody work is a messy, dirty job, yet a good shop will keep their work areas clean. When they are sanding with a DA, they should have a dust collection system to minimize the amount of residue in the air. If not, they should clean the area often.

    Who is doing the work? is it one person being the “jack of all trades” doing everything from estimating to delivery, or do they have specialized personnel who just do bodywork, masking, painting, etc.

    In the past, I’ve worked for a small shop that specialized in spot repairs for dealerships repairing transit damage, and I worked in the detail department for a high-end body shop that had factory trained and authorized technicians (they were, and still are the only authorized Rolls Royce auto body repair facility in New England)

    Another thing to consider… if you do have the unfortunate incident where your car or truck needs to have auto body work done, you do not have to go to the shop that your insurance company recommends.

  3. Alfredo says:

    Hi,
    I’m a beginner and I’m trying to read books about detailing. Can you recommend any books for to read before I start detailing my new car?

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