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Body shop recommendations - South East

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Litcan91, May 15, 2019.

  1. Litcan91

    Litcan91 Senior Member

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    Can someone recommend a good bodyshop on the South Coast near Portsmouth.

    Preferably from personal experience.
     
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    I've had two quotes for work on my car. One smart place in Farnham wanted £2,100. A local guy in Godalming (one man band whose been running his own tatty yard for 30 yrs quoting £1200. The trouble is, you can't evaluate anyone's work. You just have to take a punt.
     
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    With so many rookie jobs out there, just want to make sure to find a place that will carry out the job to the best standard.

    They all seem to use the same card of dropping in a couple of high end brands that they’ve worked on before...
     
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    The place is Farnham was packed full of high end cars, so I'm sure they're quality. At the same time, it's a lot of dosh and the Godalming guy might be excellent - who knows. I'm still trying to reach a judgement. I'll kick myself if I economise but can see the join when it's done.
     
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    Ashey Road Garage on the Isle of Wight are excellent....Best Body shop I have ever used...You will need a ferry trip though
     
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    Give MBS in Southampton (@Cole@MBS) a call. They are sure to know someone they can recommend.
     
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    We have a top guy who’s work is 2nd to none!! Don’t have his details here at home tho!!
     
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    I'll be in touch to get his details. I'll be happy to drive down to get a quote.
     
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    Thanks for all recommendations, I would worry too much about the paintwork to put the car on a tightly packed ferry crossing :)

    If Cole’s recommendation is not too far away, it sounds like a good option.
     
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    I will get his details today and post them up, he is in Shirley in sotton that I do no!
     
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    Still checking out various places, anyone used Cambridge Accident Repair in Fareham or Chichester Cars in Chichester?
     

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