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The reason I ask the question is that some moron (me) has just scratched his pride and joy. I am soooo not happy and don't worry I will be sending myself to bed this evening with out any dinner!

The problem I have is that there are a lot of body shops around and I have no idea where to start.

Google returned Chipsaway on the results page and I have seen a few of their vans out and about and they also get a few mentions on here but I am still not sure if they qualify as recommendations.

Here is the scratch in question:



Would anyone recommend Chipsaway or could anyone recommend anyone in the Yorkshire (preferable West) area?

Thanks in advance
Ian
 

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I used them for a little scratch on my back bumper and they seemed to have done a good job, but I did find they hadn't finished it off properly as the finish wasn't smooth...however a friend that has a body shop just took his buffing machine to it and finish it off.

You get what you pay for with this type of job. Would I use them again, not sure I really think its garage dependent as it is a franchise so comparing one to another isn't really possible as some might be better than others, I did save £400 by using them though so it was worth it for me.
 

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I just had my PB S5 in to a local (Doncaster) body shop for something similar (small dent plus scratch down to primer on front wing) and they did a fantastic job. PM me if you want their details.
 

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I would guess that your scratch appears to be too severe for ChipsAway.

I think they are best left for the minor scratches and scrapes.

I would suggest a local bodyshop they should be able to do that within a day and my guess would be approx £200-£250
 

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Thats a little to much for chips away to handle. A bodyshop will need to blend the paint into both panels, its not major but not cheap for a good job, if you can get that done to a proper standard for less than £400 I reckon you will have done well.
 

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I think I have decided to go for a "proper" job and take it to a body shop.

I was kind of hoping you guys would tell me that the scratch is nothing and will probably come off with a sponge!
 

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