I agree with this 100%. One way of finding out who is any good is to call a few Car Dealers in your area and ask who they use.from my own experience chipsaway are only as good as the guy doing it - if there's a local guy who is recommended then great otherwise I wouldn't touch them
Totally agree with the above - go on recomendation only, I have had both good and bad experiences with these roadside repairs, in hindsight I'd probably use a bodyshop for future minor repairs, visit a few on saturday mornings to find a willing cash jobber.Good luckRemember chips away are run on a franchise sceme. A good experience in one area of the country may not be the same elsewhere. The few experiances i have had are very good, but probably best to find someone who has used your local guy before.
This is just a common misconception about respraying the whole panel - the repair on my car done at a proper bodyshop did not involve repainting the entire panel, only a section of of was sanded down, ditto for the part of the bumper that got damaged.How's it Done
The system is available only through ChipsAway trained operators and utilises specially formulated paints and chemicals that allow them to repair the vehicle by painting only the damaged area instead of the traditional method of spraying the whole panel.
i wasnt talking about completly painting a bumper/bonnet/wing etc just cos it has a few chips, im talking about SMART repair. this involves, to put it simply, touching in the chips, properly. its a lot cheaper, and if done properly can make the panel look almost new.My car is Reflex Silver and the Chipsaway guy did a perfect job of fixing/hiding the scratches, there was no problem with metallic flakes settling in the chips because he filled them properly, but the final paint finish just didn't match the original gloss at all, something that really sunk in when I had a second repair at a VW approved bodyshop which turned out factory quality smooth gloss.