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Old 03 June 2011, 07:56 PM
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A few weeks back now I left the Forester parked up outside the in-laws while we were visiting.

Sadly, when we returned to the car I noticed a cluster of small stone chips at the rear of the arch flare on the O/S/F wing - I think it was from debris that was thrown up by one of the locals cutting their front grass...

I had a go at touching the chips in, but after some over-enthusiastic polishing I'd made a complete dogs dinner of things!



I started looking around for a local bodyshop to put things right, and came across Maldon Carbody - http://www.maldon-carbody.co.uk/ or www.eastcoaststyling.com/testimonials

I spoke with Lee at the shop via email, and was soon on my way down for him to have a look at the damage.
It soon became clear to me that this place takes their repairs very seriously, and genuinely care about your pride and joy!

I dropped the Forester off for the work to be done early on Tuesday morning this week, and got a call Wednesday afternoon to say that the job was done.



I'd heard silver paint can be a real pain to match, but I really couldn't see the join!

Front wing had been re-painted, and then blended along the door.



I'm really happy with the final result, and would recommend Lee and his team to any one looking to get body work done in Essex or the surrounding area...top notch service all round!

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Old 03 June 2011, 08:12 PM
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pics not coming up bud..
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Old 03 June 2011, 08:18 PM
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pics not coming up bud..
thanks mate...should work now
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Old 03 June 2011, 10:16 PM
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looking nice mate
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Slight difference in the colour from front door to back but the fresh clear coat will do that due to the effect uv light has on the old clear on the rear door.
Looks like a nice job done though mate
Most don't pick up on the difference as its so slight but I run a bodyshop and see it everyday so don't take it the wrong way
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Glad you are pleased with their work. I know I was & I wouldn't hesitate to go back there.

As you say they take their repairs very seriously & take a real pride in their work & won't let it out the door till Lee is 100% happy with it, never mind you.

When I had a bonnet respray he checked it over with me before I left. While the bonnet was up he suddenly disappeared into the workshop & came out with a guy with a pot of black paint & a tiny little brush.

What major blemish had he seen in the pristine paintwork?

A slight mark, probably made by a spanner tightening it, on the head of one of the bonnet mounting bolts. So great attention to detail.

After a brush with a bush Lee had his guys polish out a nasty graze on the Stealth Wagon's flank FOC .









It took them 2 goes to get the bricks to line up though.
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Petrol mower FTL, I know a few bellends that use them without checking their lawns for stones first !
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Petrol mower FTL, I know a few bellends that use them without checking their lawns for stones first !
You speaking from exprience I take it Stu? Not good mate.
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Old 07 June 2011, 11:09 PM
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Glad you are pleased with their work. I know I was & I wouldn't hesitate to go back there.
Very pleased thanks Mark - once I knew it was good enough for you and the Stealth Wagon, I knew the Fozzie would be in good hands!
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You speaking from exprience I take it Stu? Not good mate.
Yep both my newages have/had chips from neighbours mowers worse one was on 53's boot from over the road I have even been unloading my boot and had one hit my leg and said WTF ! not everyone feels the same way about motors unfortunately
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Nice Forry btw
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Nice Forry btw
Cheers

I know what you mean! It annoys me when people don't consider other peoples property

but I guess everyone puts different priorities on things...my missus is always telling me "it's only a car..."
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