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Old 04-14-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Recommend me a body shop in Richmond

Wife has to do the walk of shame to the body shop.

It's been a while since any posted body shop recommendations on here. Since service does change over time - anyone vouch and recommend a place in Richmond? Need a place that doesn't discriminate to econo-boxes like an '09 Corolla.

Proline in North Van. has been consistent over a 10 year period but i'm looking for a place local in Ditchmond.

Fast Track, others?
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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I just had to get my car fixed last week, Fast track did a get job this was the 2nd time they have done work for me. The staff is great the work is the best Johnny was a great help by taking my many update calls. I would have them do work to any car I have or could dream of having.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:34 PM   #3
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Fastrack is a very good shop in terms of workmanship and service. Ask for Andrew as Jonny doesn't work there anymore.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:10 PM   #4
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Fastrack is a very good shop in terms of workmanship and service. Ask for Andrew as Jonny doesn't work there anymore.
+1 for FastTrack. Dealt with Ben (I think that's his name) past couple times I've been there, got my scoop and wing painted...

Going there again next week to fix up my front bumper!
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:59 PM   #5
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Fastrack did great work repairing damage that my wife did to our audi
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:45 PM   #6
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Fastrack is only for bosses, ballers, pimps, gangsters, and triple OG homies with street cred. And ladies who are dimes... and pretty much anyone who wants to get excellent service and top quality craftsmanship.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:13 AM   #7
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Been to fastrack 3 times and recently just got my car back. Great work and service.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:12 AM   #8
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Fastrack. Took my car there after an idiot drove into my parked car in a parking lot, service was quick and I'm very happy with the job they did. Travelled from langley to get my car done at fastrack too.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:51 PM   #9
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I take my car to regal collision across from drive hard for bodywork and paint.

They did pretty good job and pricing are really reasonable.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:01 PM   #10
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Anything about Richmond Auto Body?
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:12 PM   #11
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I had a bad experience with FastTrack. It took 6 months of them giving me the run around and even after all that they still weren't able to fix there mistake. I'm sure they normally do great work but my experience left me with no choice but to never go there again.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:30 PM   #12
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I had a bad experience with FastTrack. It took 6 months of them giving me the run around and even after all that they still weren't able to fix there mistake. I'm sure they normally do great work but my experience left me with no choice but to never go there again.
Gonna need a story for this one buddy.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:05 PM   #13
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Our new 2011 impreza was rear ended.Before the accident the car was mint.The damage was $7000 so it wasn't minor but it also wasn't horrible. Long story short I took the car to FastTrack based on what was said on the forum. We picked up the car about a month after we dropped it off. Everything looked good so after a short test drive they gave us the keys and had us sign some papers and let us go. After about 1 or 2 days me and my wife noticed it was making really loud creaking/cracking sounds coming from the rear end any time we'd go over uneven pavement. Right away I called FastTrack and asked them if they could repair whatever it was that was making the noise as the car was dead quite before the accident. Also when I spoke with Andrew on the phone he told me that his tech had forgotten to get us to sign the paperwork that says the work was done which by default meant they wouldn't get paid for the $7000 in work they did. Not my fault. I advised him nicely that as soon as they had a courtesy car for us to call me and my wife would drop the car off so that they could complete the repairs and we would sign it once it was all done. long story short they kept calling me and my wife telling us they wanted us to come down and sign the papers but since my wife works in north van and gets off at 5pm and I work in south surrey and am off at 6 we could not get there before close. I called 6 or 7 times over a 4 month period to try and set up the appointment for our car to be fixed properly but each time they said they were to busy and didn't have a car available for us. Eventually andrew sent is tech to our house on a saturday to get the papers signed. I took him for a spin in the impreza and he agreed there was something wrong. I said to him that I felt if I signed the paperwork that they would than have no reason to fix my car. He said he understood and gave me his word they would fix it ASAP and shook my hand. So I signed the papers and he said they`d be in touch soon to set up a courtesy car for us so that we could drop it off and have it fixed. 2 months later still nothing. So I called told them I felt that we were just being given the run around and that I was going to complain to ICBC and BBB if they didn't honor there word. Finally Andrew agreed he'd look at it. I do have to say that he was good about picking up the car from my wifes work so that she wouldn't have to miss any time. However after we got the car back the second time and they supposedly fixed it it still makes the noise. Thank god it's a lease. Any way this whole experience left my with a bad taste in my mouth. So that is why I wouldn't go there again. Sorry for the lack of grammar.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:08 AM   #14
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Fastrack did a crap job on my friend's frs. Broken tabs on trim pieces, runs, dirt nibs, overspray. He had to go back 4 times before getting things "right". Oh.. and their "senior" painter is 24 yrs old. Not much experience there
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:51 AM   #15
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Oh.. and their "senior" painter is 24 yrs old. Not much experience there[/quote]

Not to take sides but if their senior painter went to pre app right after high school he could have at least 5 years under his belt or if he did his apprenticeship in high school he could have close to 10 years, don't put the guy down because he's only 24 , I work with 24 year old journeyman that are geniuses

I had a great experience with fastrack when my car was rear ended nothing but nice people down there , every place you look at is going to have some bad reviews you will find more negative feed back the positive that's what the internet is all about
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:21 AM   #16
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I don't count pre app or apprenticeship training years towards "journeyman" status. Those are learning/training years/time.


If you want to get technical, a "journeyman" should have at least 7yrs experience after getting their ticket.

Soo... 7 yrs plus 4 yesrs of apprenticing would be 11 years in the trade. Not quite experienced for 24 years old.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:00 PM   #17
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I don't count pre app or apprenticeship training years towards "journeyman" status. Those are learning/training years/time.

If you want to get technical, a "journeyman" should have at least 7yrs experience after getting their ticket.

Soo... 7 yrs plus 4 yesrs of apprenticing would be 11 years in the trade. Not quite experienced for 24 years old.
I'm a 3rd year heavy duty apprentice and I have journeyman asking me questions all the time and they have been doing this for years so as far as experience goes it doesn't really matter maybe the kid has a knack for it and is extremely good at his job,and you do learn a lot while your apprenticeing you dont just push a broom and get bitched at .

YOU SIR ARE A ****ING IDIOT
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:29 PM   #18
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Agreed, I've been an Electrician for 12 years now. By his math only 8. The point being some of the most valuable learning that you do is as an apprentice. I've been a Forman for about 4 years now and some of my best guys are my 3rd and 4th year apprentices. I would be rich if I had a dollar for every ****ty journeyman that shows up on my site. That being said it totally depends on the individual. They say it takes about 7 years to fully understand the trade "electrical" If your smart. But some guys never get it, journeyman or not. Oh and by his math I shouldn't be running department of National Defence jobs with "only" 12 years of experience. We like to start guys young so, usually by the time they're 21 there already journeyman so many of the 24 year old guys that work for us are really good.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:07 PM   #19
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Agreed, I've been an Electrician for 12 years now. By his math only 8. The point being some of the most valuable learning that you do is as an apprentice. I've been a Forman for about 4 years now and some of my best guys are my 3rd and 4th year apprentices. I would be rich if I had a dollar for every ****ty journeyman that shows up on my site. That being said it totally depends on the individual. They say it takes about 7 years to fully understand the trade "electrical" If your smart. But some guys never get it, journeyman or not. Oh and by his math I shouldn't be running department of National Defence jobs with "only" 12 years of experience. We like to start guys young so, usually by the time they're 21 there already journeyman so many of the 24 year old guys that work for us are really good.
+1 thanks for the back up, the guy sounds like he's a secretary of some sort where all he sees is paper work
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