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    Just been quoted for some spraying...

    The wife's corsa was dented a while back. Someone pulled out of, or into a parking space badly and scraped up the drivers door, taking some paint with it and leaving a nice few ripples. Not too deep and they didnt stretch the metal, but enough to be seriously annoying.

    Also got a new Reiger rear apron to get sprayed and fitted (flushed in this time! )

    Getting my gsi bumper sprayed when it arrives and the spoiler I bought from Stu. Asked them to include fitting the spoiler, but not the bumper.

    Now... went to vauxhall initially and to mend the door alone, they said £420 + VAT. Went to a Local garage who now has managed to poach the sprayer from the VW garage in Inverness and is brilliant quoted £700 for all the work listed above. (including VAT!)

    Some might say that vauxhall would do a better job and would be more likely to get a colour match, but this guy did my bonnet a few months back and its a 100% exact match!

    So... just got to wait patiently for the gsi bumper and spoiler to arrive!!

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    I personally think it would be wrong to assume that a Vauxhall garages workmanship and ability to colour match is allways going to be better than an independant bodyshop. Indeed, many dealerships don't even have their own bodyshop, they just sub-contract the work out to an independant bodyshop.
    Sounds like you have already got someone to sort your paint work anyhow, so all the best with the spray job!

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    sounds like a good deal there, and yeah some of the independent garages are normal better
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    unless your cars flame red and is a bugger to match lol
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    vauxhall sprayed my old gsi cav in westminister blue some years back and made a total hash of it, it's not really the company it's more down to the painters ability when mixing, if he has the attitude of "oh thats close enough" then the company takes the brunt of it IMO
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