Car Doctor - SMART Repair

tintinmt

Active Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2009
Messages
364
Yes, I have and it can be very good. It has to be the 'right' type of scratch or dent etc to work best. The main criteria is that the guy doing the job has to know what he is doing - just like anything else really. You need a recommendation for the specific person you are going to use. Chips Away have a good reputation generally I think. They are one of a number of national franchises.
There is plenty of discussion of the pros and cons of SMART repairs on the net.
 

GP801

MB Enthusiast
SUPPORTER
Joined
Jun 18, 2010
Messages
2,923
Location
Sussex and Tuscany
Car
2003 W209 CLK, 2005 R171 SLK in UK, 1995 S124 E280 in Italy
As above. Can be very good but not sure I would use them to sort out rust bubbles.
 

James1976

Active Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2010
Messages
218
Location
Borough, London
Car
94 300 SL-24 in Bornite, 2010 Smart Fortwo Passion
I agree they can be good but recently I've seen what one company did to my old man's BMW. Really cheap sh!tty paint on a silver car - tried to polish it and some came off! complete load of cr@p and needs doing properly now.

You pays your money and takes your choice.... for a good repair that will last I'd get it done by a proper bodyshop.

As for rust bubbles, caveat emptor. A real danger or breaking through to rust, cheap spray over and more vigilant rust after. Be careful no matter what they try and say!
 
OP
OP
A

AlistairD

Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2011
Messages
36
Car
S-Class S500L
Yes, I have and it can be very good. It has to be the 'right' type of scratch or dent etc to work best. The main criteria is that the guy doing the job has to know what he is doing - just like anything else really. You need a recommendation for the specific person you are going to use. Chips Away have a good reputation generally I think. They are one of a number of national franchises.
There is plenty of discussion of the pros and cons of SMART repairs on the net.
As above. Can be very good but not sure I would use them to sort out rust bubbles.
I agree they can be good but recently I've seen what one company did to my old man's BMW. Really cheap sh!tty paint on a silver car - tried to polish it and some came off! complete load of cr@p and needs doing properly now.

You pays your money and takes your choice.... for a good repair that will last I'd get it done by a proper bodyshop.

As for rust bubbles, caveat emptor. A real danger or breaking through to rust, cheap spray over and more vigilant rust after. Be careful no matter what they try and say!
Thanks for the replies and advice guys. I'll see if I can find someone locally who has used him or someone similar...

Loving the car though....
 
OP
OP
A

AlistairD

Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2011
Messages
36
Car
S-Class S500L
Anyone recommend someone near Aylesbury who does this type of work?
 

dog68

Active Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2010
Messages
629
Location
cambridgeshire
Car
Mercedes s500
Have you got any pictures of work needed?
 
OP
OP
A

AlistairD

Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2011
Messages
36
Car
S-Class S500L

James1976

Active Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2010
Messages
218
Location
Borough, London
Car
94 300 SL-24 in Bornite, 2010 Smart Fortwo Passion
Actually when you said rust buddle I thought you meant as in rotting through from behind, which would always warrant a proper repair.

These are just from stone chips by the look of it and therefore I would have thought will need less of a serious going over.

Lovely colour by the way!

J
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top Bottom