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    Hi everyone

    Buzz needs a few areas needing TLC unfortunately the awesome paint guy mnbrennan used has closed it's doors!

    I been had twice with a bad painted job for a previous car so I need a proper job done with recommendations please

    Prepared to travel to get it right!!!!

    Thank you

    Stacey

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    Not sure how far you're prepared to travel but the ONLY place that I will let paint any of my cars are Sandydown Bodyworks nr Stockbridge in Hampshire.
    They have done a fair amount of restoration work on my M Coupe and have also recently done a full restoration for my friend's Z3 Roadster.

    Like you I paid multiple times for poor paint jobs - I found Sandydown about 15 years ago and have never used anyone else since.

    They're not cheap but there's a reason for that.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by 137699 View Post
      Not sure how far you're prepared to travel but the ONLY place that I will let paint any of my cars are Sandydown Bodyworks nr Stockbridge in Hampshire.
      They have done a fair amount of restoration work on my M Coupe and have also recently done a full restoration for my friend's Z3 Roadster.

      Like you I paid multiple times for poor paint jobs - I found Sandydown about 15 years ago and have never used anyone else since.

      They're not cheap but there's a reason for that.
      Thank you for your reply
      Seems all the good ones are your way as iv been recommended
      https://revive-uk.com/territory/basi...gaAuxNEALw_wcB
      zedshed HQ use them for all the Zeds they had in and they have just done a full respray on a Z3M
      I feel soooo nervous choosing but the job has to be right as I don't want a car with every panel a different shade of yellow

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      • #4
        I would never use a mobile guy like Revive unless the paint is localised & going in a non-front-facing zone. Mobile bodyshops use IR or UV to "air cure" the paint which means it cures quickly and leaves you with a lovely looking paint job... BUT.... air cured paint is nowhere near as resilient as oven-cured paint - which means while it looks lovely the first few days after having the job done it'll pick up stone chips & road rash in no time at all - trust me I have been there with mobile paint shops - even "highly recommended" ones.

        Only entrust the job to people who will oven-cure the paint. It takes longer & is more expensive as a result. Also you generally won't find curing ovens at cheap bodyshops as the kit takes significant investment in the first place. Sandydown oven cure all their paint - they also use a lacquer that's about 20x more expensive than most other bodyshops - just because it gives a finish that won't chip easily. That's why I won't use anyone else.
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        David
        1999 M Coupe (S50)
        >>Read my journal here<<
        2005 Smart Roadster-Coupe Brabus
        2008 Ford Ka Zetec
        2017 Kia Sportage GT-S
        2018 Abarth 595 Turismo
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        • #5
          Let me know if you get a good recommendation in Bucks. I have had new rear quarters sitting in my garage for nearly a year and my new year's resolution is to get them fitted and a full respray!

          I have been recommended Hanson's in High Wycombe in the past, but haven't ever used them...

          Edit: And Fletcher's in High Wycombe have also been recommended - they have worked on an MCoupe in the past (see their website). Again - I haven't used them myself. https://www.fletchers-bodyshop.com/
          Last edited by Knightrider; 24-12-2021, 01:17 PM.
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          • #6
            I used Spraytec in Bath very recently. It’s quite out of your way but the guys there couldn’t have been more professional and the prices were very fair.

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            • #7
              I need a good painter aswell, appears they are not so easy to find anymore.

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