Recommended Paint/Bodyshop

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Re: Recommended Paint/Bodyshop

#16 Post by Plodder » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:20 pm

Kriss707 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:49 pm
I had mine painted 3 years ago at The Paintshop in Liskeard Cornwall at a cost of £3000.

They used top quality materials Glasurit basecoat & Spies Hecker 2k Laquer. Obviously the quality of the finish is dependent on the quality of application.

It is still shining as good as it did the day I picked it up.
Its interesting that they don’t have a website so I missed them in my search.
Will definitely give them a ring and have a drive down to them next spring
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Re: Recommended Paint/Bodyshop

#17 Post by Kriss707 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:46 pm

A bit closer for you as you're in Devon are some good friends of mine started up in Callington last year. They do really good work.

STM Bodyworks, on the new Ind Est behind Ginsters. The number is 01579 381777 ask for Scott.

Paintshop should be on FB :D

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#18 Post by Topcat Tomcat » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:30 am

Another update. 'Florence' has been booked in to have the bonnet sorted towards the end of next month. I will report back later!
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Re: Recommended Paint/Bodyshop

#19 Post by Plodder » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:00 pm

Kriss707 wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:46 pm
A bit closer for you as you're in Devon are some good friends of mine started up in Callington last year. They do really good work.

STM Bodyworks, on the new Ind Est behind Ginsters. The number is 01579 381777 ask for Scott.

Paintshop should be on FB :D
Thanks I’ll certainly drop in on them and get them to look at the car next spring, way too much going both on and off the car at the moment🤓.
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Re: Recommended Paint/Bodyshop

#20 Post by Michelle » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:47 pm

GTiJohn wrote:
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There's a fascinating article about to appear in the next edition of The Viking about painting an R8. Jonathan used Auto Repaint in Brierley Hill.
Thank you I check them out not too far away.

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#21 Post by N1tr0_9 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:37 pm

Try MPR, Midland Performance and Retro. Ask for Mike. He has done my r8 tourer, my 200 bubble and 2 SD1's for me. They also did a maestro show car and Mike has a montego and an ambassador so they know BL stuff. Based in Bridgnorth.

https://www.midlandperformance.co.uk/

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Re: Recommended Paint/Bodyshop

#22 Post by Stan Thomas » Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:25 am

Good morning guys (well not really, as its raining push-rods here at the moment)

When I first started in the trade (which was during a Zeppelin raid) any car with an orage peel finish was described as having been sprayed by Max Jaffa. Think about it!

However - to another point. What is the best renovation treatment for external black plastic mouldings. I've even seen a product adversised at £55 a chuck. Is it worth it, or are they taking the wee-wee?

See you at Longbridge,

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Re: Recommended Paint/Bodyshop

#23 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:14 pm

Stan Thomas wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:25 am


However - to another point. What is the best renovation treatment for external black plastic mouldings. I've even seen a product adversised at £55 a chuck. Is it worth it, or are they taking the wee-wee?

Stan.
I am sure there is a thread on here somewhere that covers black trim refurbishment, but I couldn't find it quickly :laughing2

I have always found Autoglym Bumper and Trim gel quite effective at making the black parts look as the factory intended them to. You can buy at least four bottles of it for £55 :laughing
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