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Old 01-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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A week ago someone fishtailed into my left rear quarter panel. I need it fixed but I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to choosing repair shops (Mechanical or otherwise). I would greatly appreciate any recommendations. i live in the Northwest Suburbs.

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Old 01-18-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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If your in the city...

A forum member on here owns this bodyshop:

http://www.richardsbodyshop.net/

Its about 3 blocks east of the train. So its a pretty easy ordeal. Drop it off, hop on the train and downtown in 15 minutes.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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^seen the paintwork done on kamil's hood. i would recommend going elsewhere.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #5
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Really? What was wrong with it?
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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^^ The paint job wasn't that bad, the paint matched perfectly and seems to be holding up well. The only part they messed up was the side edges of the hood:
When you lift the hood, and look at the side edges, there seems to be paint missing, like it was polished off or something, then clear coated over as it's smooth and not rusting. When the hood is closed, you really have to look for it (look into the gap between the fender and hood) to see it. It doesn't bother me at all and I'm sure if DrNick noticed it they would fix it for him.

That said, if you're looking for a shop in the NW burbs, I recommend A&L in Palantine. They did an amazing job on my FXT and messed up on the way out, when they got a screw in my new tire. When I drove off and noticed the issue I came back and they offered to replace the tire right away. S*** happens to everybody, the way they took care of it is why they are my number one recommendation.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
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if you are in the chicago land area i would say lin mar in niles area. every time i go in there i see m3,m5, high end cars. i never personally have gotten work done there just quotes ( which are very high) they seem like they do a great job
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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I recommend A&L in Palantine.
Yep. They do fantastic work and are reasonable, honest people.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:54 PM   #9
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What the hell, I thought I had subbed to this thread. I will check out A&L, and I have responded to the PM. Where exactly is A&L? Additionally, I live in Buffalo Grove IL, probably should have mentioned that earlier.

**Edit, I just saw that you had put here A&L was, sorry, i have been drinking, so reading and typing is a challenge right now....***
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #10
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I would check out Americas autobody in Schaumburg. Some really great guys and the owner is on the level. How many body shops do you know that post signs
Telling you NOT to use known certain scumbag ins. companies. I have had all my work done there, and even when I had some issues they took Care of me no questions asked. Oh and the shop is one of the cleanest around
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:49 AM   #11
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danrr auto body in fox river grove. great service and work.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #12
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^Everyone has their own opinions and experiences, but for me...hell no! Grew up in the Grove and have seen nothing great come from there. My two cents and purely subjective.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #13
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Autowerks in Northbrook
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #14
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^^^^^ is a great place from several friends of mine, kinda pricey.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:03 PM   #15
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^^^^^ is a great place from several friends of mine, kinda pricey.
Not really. Their quote for a bumper replacement + respray was the second cheapest I've gotten last month.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:28 AM   #16
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your opinion. he did amazing work on my wrx. and he shaved the emblem and latch on my friends GTI hatch and it turned out great. hes been rolling out freshly painted rolls royces and old beetles latley. not sure who would take a rolls there and not expect good work.



I hear great things about A&L.


I had a bad experience with Riverside Auto Body in fox river grove also.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:36 PM   #17
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your opinion. he did amazing work on my wrx. and he shaved the emblem and latch on my friends GTI hatch and it turned out great. hes been rolling out freshly painted rolls royces and old beetles latley. not sure who would take a rolls there and not expect good work.

I hear great things about A&L.

I had a bad experience with Riverside Auto Body in fox river grove also.
Wasn't trying to knock your statement, just sharing my experience.

+12345 on Riverside. Stay away!!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:52 PM   #18
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autowerks in northbrook is bad. stay away.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:54 PM   #19
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How you going to post that without a backstory?
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #20
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Try A&L in Palentine or B&C Collision in Plainfield.. I have had work done by both and they do great work.
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How you going to post that without a backstory?
a couple of my friend had experience there and their work is nothing special and actually bad. no reason to recommend at all.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:49 AM   #22
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Try A&L in Palentine. I have had work done by both and they do great work.
+1. Speechless.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:36 AM   #23
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If you plan on taking it to A&L do not talk to Val. He may be one of the reasons I NEVER take my car back. Feel free to MSG me with questions. I've been dealing with them for the past month and it's still not settled.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:48 AM   #24
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If you plan on taking it to A&L do not talk to Val. He may be one of the reasons I NEVER take my car back. Feel free to MSG me with questions. I've been dealing with them for the past month and it's still not settled.
Talk with Anthony, the young guy.
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