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Old 03-02-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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Is there a Cheap Bodyshop with just-alright quality?

I know its another bodyshop question, but i searched and only found ppl saying where the good ones are.
my car is a 04 mazda3 dark grey (with $7500 dmg record) and i dont really need a great job. and i dont wanna drop huge $$$ on something that doesnt worth much.

i destroied the left side rear 1/4 pannel last night on a rainy highway by hitting on the gaurdrail with my rearside. the trunk is a bit pushed to the right. i dont have the pictures but i am pretty sure i need to replace the pannel to look good or a really good job in repairing it. but i just need it to look not-ugly. a little bit of wave is even okay as long as paint-job is alright since im not trying to look awsome in my precious mazda3.

ive searched a few junkyards but im not sure if i wanna go there since i have never done this kinda DIY work before. and i want this to be done quick and im not sure if i can even find the parts rightaway.


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Old 03-02-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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i dont think it gets any cheaper then maaco.

http://maaco.ca/

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centennial auto body in North Vancouver.

Very resonable prices.

I've seen them do work from alright to great.
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i dont think it gets any cheaper then maaco.

http://maaco.ca/
if you know people it can be cheaper... or at least better quality but same price.
I've seen several guys especially in surrey that changed their own garage to a mini shop and do cash jobs... same cost as maaco but better quality work (speaking from experience).
cus body shops got a lot of expenses, but a private bodyman you just pay him for materials and labour.
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if you know people it can be cheaper... or at least better quality but same price.
I've seen several guys especially in surrey that changed their own garage to a mini shop and do cash jobs... same cost as maaco but better quality work (speaking from experience).
cus body shops got a lot of expenses, but a private bodyman you just pay him for materials and labour.
very true.. i know of a place called raceway auto or something.. anyways im gonna bring my rsx there to get the bumper scratches fixed
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Wasn't Bondo Bob's in Langley/Surrey? Nuff said.
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Do we have a running list of places like these?
Was thinking of just getting some very basic and small amount of custom work done.

But I wouldn't even know where to start looking.
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You want to modify your car with cheap pasts?




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Old 03-03-2011, 03:21 PM   #12
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Bring it to VCC broadway to the body shop. You can get it done for cheaper than most places because its being worked on by students. It won't get too f'd up because theres instructors telling the students what to do, for the most part lol.

Also, if you just want to repair, its generally pretty cheap. But if you want paint and all that; thats what brings the price way up.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:54 PM   #13
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