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#1 Oortam

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 10:13 PM

My wife's car has a couple of small (very noticeable!) scratches on the drivers door. I've heard different reports about using chipsaway, it seems it depends on the skill of the local operative. Has anybody used them around Edinburgh or can recommend an alternative?
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:56 AM

Can anyone give me a suggestion here too. Brother has a supermarket "ding" in the door of his new Passat. Is it a case of calling the Chipsaway helpline for a quote or has anyone got any suggestions of who to use in Central Scotland ?? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif TP.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:01 AM

Got a quote from the chips away dealer a couple of weeks back but didnt bring the card in with me today. I'll look it up tonight and send on PMs.

Alternatively go onto the web site and ask for a quote - he should get in touch to be honest.

I cant vouch for his work as I've not used him yet - however the missus did mention he seemed quite professional. Therefore he must do a good job! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:09 AM

Brother is going to give Chipsaway a call for a quote. Rule of thumb seems to be £80 ex VAT for each ding. If he does go ahead, I'll post up a mini-review for the Scottish clan on TSN !! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:52 PM

Just an update. Brother called Chipsaway HQ who put him in touch with the local area tech. Several calls have been made to said tech to arrange for the work to be undertaken but as yet, no replies. Silence......watch this space !! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 07:28 PM

If it's as quick as my chipsaway agent - I'm still waiting over 1YEAR later
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:31 PM

Unfortunately, we have to report that this Company are shyte on account of the fact that they failed at the first hurdle, actually contacting the customer to discuss the work required !!

Any other suggestions ?? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 08:52 AM

May be sorted now....thanks for the PM Cheechy with the suggestion on how to resolve the lack of progress !

Will keep you advised and Post up a "Review" in due course. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:05 AM

If I dont beat you to it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:26 AM

No review, Chipsaway don't do "dings" in bonnets or doors !!

Back to square one, PM to SixDegrees required for details of his body shop man !! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif

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#11 cheechy

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:51 AM

ah thats not so good then. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dung.gif

Guy didnt say that on the phone to me but then my ding isnt on a door.

It appears they are good at painting but thats about it...

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:04 AM

I'll see what SixDegrees can suggest as a Plan B !! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 11:26 AM

I just used Dent Devils for a repair on the missus' car. Little dent on the bonnet and they sorted it in 20 minutes. Looks great.

Again, it's a franchise operation so quality is down to the technician.

Try their website for a local repairer here
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 11:37 AM

Top man - will let you know how we get on. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 11:47 AM

Aye TP put an update on this thread to let us know as I could well be interested too if the Chips bloke cant do anything. Ta

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:19 PM

Righto... they guy I used, who I may add was not a dent specialist but a bodyshop / painter, is......


Iain Campbell & Son
Broomknowe, Tulliallan, Alloa, Clackmannanshire FK10 4BH
Tel: 01259 730206
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They did a good job and it was well priced (cheap), but can't say if they can do dents at a reasonable cost.

Other Dent Specialists you could try are

Acci-Dent (www.acci-dent.co.uk)
Dent Devils (www.dentdevils.co.uk)

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 01:10 PM

Just talked to the guy from Chipsaway. He cant repair my door dink either - although its debateable I suppose whether or not its worth repairing as its hard to notice.

Alas he didnt leave enough time to repair the car today but he'll back back next week on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 05:39 PM

Cheechy, TP27 - are you referring to the ChipsAway guy at West Pitkerro ? I'm confused by your comments because he did an excellent job of removing a dent on the rear 3/4 panel on my M3, so he definitely used to do this type of repair.
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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:04 PM

Nope - this one is based in West Lothian. I just suspect this one isnt too happy about doing panel repairs really. If you've got a number for the guy in Dundee any chance you can PM me with his number?

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:05 PM

Question along the same lines, am looking to get an anthracite alloy repaired around the Falkirk/Stirling area, i remember TP27 getting his wheels done but that was up in Dundee, anyone know of anyone closer?




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