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post #1 of 11 Old 11th August 2015, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Chicago-area body shop recommendation

I had this happen to me last weekend -



Does this damage look like something that a body shop could repair, and then repaint just that area? If so, does anybody have a recommendation for a good body shop in the Chicago metro/suburb area?

Otherwise, I'm looking at putting a new OEM bumper on and getting it color matched to my car. If you have recommendations on a shop that does exceptional paint matching, I'd love to hear about them.

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post #2 of 11 Old 11th August 2015, 08:16 PM
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I am not from the area, however I have had a very similar type of damage repaired and painted/blended with excellent results..Myself and the shop were the only ones who knew it wasn't a new piece...
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A&L Autobody. Anthony is a big in the car community
Thanks Mark. I'm obviously interested in getting this fixed ASAP If it takes a new front bumper to do it right, so be it.

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  • Handling: DINAN Stage 2 Suspension / Front Strut Tower Brace
  • Performance: Evolve stage 2 S/C with billet aluminum plenum / Aeromotive 11140 / Tuning by Frank Smith
  • Ear candy: DINAN Free Flow Exhaust / Intravee II / KCA-420i / 30GB iPod
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Bummer

That looks fixable. A&L has a great reputation and they are in your area. You do not need a "performance" body shop.

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I'm going to apply a variation of this fix.


2002 ///M5 Chiaretto Red/Caramel
  • Handling: DINAN Stage 2 Suspension / Front Strut Tower Brace
  • Performance: Evolve stage 2 S/C with billet aluminum plenum / Aeromotive 11140 / Tuning by Frank Smith
  • Ear candy: DINAN Free Flow Exhaust / Intravee II / KCA-420i / 30GB iPod
  • Eye candy: 20% 3M Ceramic / Opti-Coat 2.0 by mzarif / Technical Graphite trim / Storm Motorwerks products / Nappa shifter / Slimmbones armrest
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Thats a quality neon repair right there!

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2002 ///M5 Chiaretto Red/Caramel
  • Handling: DINAN Stage 2 Suspension / Front Strut Tower Brace
  • Performance: Evolve stage 2 S/C with billet aluminum plenum / Aeromotive 11140 / Tuning by Frank Smith
  • Ear candy: DINAN Free Flow Exhaust / Intravee II / KCA-420i / 30GB iPod
  • Eye candy: 20% 3M Ceramic / Opti-Coat 2.0 by mzarif / Technical Graphite trim / Storm Motorwerks products / Nappa shifter / Slimmbones armrest
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