Review of smart repairs - a cautionary tale
I had a very large stone chip on the top area of the front bumper of my car recently. I foolishly attempted to sort it myself, and when wet and dry sanding, I put a slight indent into the paint work. Not wishing to do further damage I decided to get an Ipswich smart repair company to sort out my botch job.
They have very good reviews and at the time I was sure that they would do a good job. The repair was terrible. It had a white speck in the red paint, where a piece of dust or grit had been sprayed over. But worse, the colour match was awful and made the whole area ten times worse. I can post photos soon if any one is interested to see.
They wanted to charge me £120 but knocked off £50 because of the white speck problem. Having inspected it in broad daylight (I picked the car up after work in the dark) I now realise that I am going to have to a pay a proper body shop repair place, at a cost of a couple of hundred pounds, to sort out their shoddy, amateurish work.
The moral of the story is, you get what you pay for. Do not bother with a smart repair (Chips Away etc). The only smart thing to do is go to a professional body shop and pay the extra.
Last edited by tiffersno2; 13-11-14 at 13:40.