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Old 07-11-2014, 07:31 PM   #21
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Ask other body shops you will be able to get a cheaper quote than that!
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:37 PM   #22
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Amazing work. And an incredible amount of work gone into it. But the results speak for themselves.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:02 PM   #23
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Very informative write up Andy.
Thanks for sharing - just goes to show the care and time some repairers put into giving the customer a proper job.

Enjoyed reading this
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:52 AM   #24
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Looks a nice job, can I ask why you didn't either a) do the whole wing or b) do all the wing upto the swage?

Had a job pretty similar to this in today for the day and it was quicker to paint the whole wing rather than time to polish the blend in and obviously no risk of it ever reappearing.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:32 AM   #25
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A superb job thank you for the post.
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Looks a nice job, can I ask why you didn't either a) do the whole wing or b) do all the wing upto the swage?

Had a job pretty similar to this in today for the day and it was quicker to paint the whole wing rather than time to polish the blend in and obviously no risk of it ever reappearing.
The whole point of SMART is to keep it small. Our skills in blending paint and fading out lacquer seamlessly are what it's all about. Traditional bodyshops paint large areas because it's easier. We use fewer materials and take less time with less impact on the environment and done correctly, an invisible repair that WILL last despite some perceptions.

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Old 08-11-2014, 11:12 AM   #27
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That was a really good read, good to see it done step by step and the work that goes into it
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:02 PM   #28
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The whole point of SMART is to keep it small. Our skills in blending paint and fading out lacquer seamlessly are what it's all about. Traditional bodyshops paint large areas because it's easier. We use fewer materials and take less time with less impact on the environment and done correctly, an invisible repair that WILL last despite some perceptions.

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Can see your point about less materials but the others I'm sorry but don't agree with at all. Less time, not really with having to blend and also a lot more time in polishing. Less impact on the environment, Most "smart" repairs are done out of a booth so allowing all of the fumes escape into the environment as opposed to in a controlled booth with proper extraction filters. There was a big thread on the abp about it.

And you can not 100% guarantee you will never be able to see the line over many years to come unless full panels are done.
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I 100% guarantee I'd spot it

But that's my job, joe blogs might never notice.
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Looks a nice job, can I ask why you didn't either a) do the whole wing or b) do all the wing upto the swage?

Had a job pretty similar to this in today for the day and it was quicker to paint the whole wing rather than time to polish the blend in and obviously no risk of it ever reappearing.
Then as David has said, going down that route is not a smart repair. You say its quicker, but I think you would be surprised how long this took. Probably no longer than the job you've mentioned if not quicker. There's no risk of this appearing as its done correctly. We have returning customers that we've done smart repairs for, some over a year ago and there's no signs of any laquer fade out appearing. People just have the wrong understanding or or don't know how to do a smart repair correctly.
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