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Old 06-17-2012, 12:40 AM   #16
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Yea, I am asking a lot of questions before I actually go with the body work at JC. I am asking all kind of questions to make sure I understand the service I am getting.

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Keep in mind that a lot of the labour is prepping the car properly. Be sure there is no shortcuts here, or you'll be dissapointed with the end result.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #17
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I ended up going with JC based on the price and the (indirect) recommendation from Rocco. He explained what he was going to do and gave me a good enough price (2300 for paint and rust fixing, including my semi poorly installed unpainted M-tech skirts).

I took lots of "before" pictures of the trouble areas and will take lots of "after" and post here when I pick up my car next week.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #18
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I ended up going with JC based on the price and the (indirect) recommendation from Rocco. He explained what he was going to do and gave me a good enough price (2300 for paint and rust fixing, including my semi poorly installed unpainted M-tech skirts).

I took lots of "before" pictures of the trouble areas and will take lots of "after" and post here when I pick up my car next week.
Good stuff. I am going to get my car fixed up too, if it's God's will. But first I want to fix few mechanical things. Show us how it looked before and how it will look after.

What was Rick Impera's quote? Did you ask him?
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #19
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Finally picked up the car and all I have to say is WOW. What a transformation! JC did a wonderful job (especially for the price). The car looks like it rolled off the assembly line. You really have to look hard to find the very few imperfections. There is a little bit of overspray here and there, but it's nothing a little plastidip can't solve.

The man really went above and beyond. He took off my bumpers, trim all around and repaired all the rust and then painted it. He painted inside my door seals (free of charge, he said he did it because it made the car look better). He painted my bumper and door trim! He even fixed the front bumper mesh in the bottom. When I saw the car I was at a loss of words. I actually felt like I cheated him with the money he asked for.

The only thing he couldn't fix were my crappy side skirts, but I don't really care. Those can be replaced. You can tell this man puts pride in his work first. Pictures of before and after below.

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Good stuff. I am going to get my car fixed up too, if it's God's will. But first I want to fix few mechanical things. Show us how it looked before and how it will look after.

What was Rick Impera's quote? Did you ask him?
I never ended up going to Impera auto. It was literally on the other side of Toronto and JC's price quote was very attractive. I dropped the car off EOD Tuesday, June 19th and picked it up today, Friday June 29th.

P.S. If the previous owner (Isaias, you mentioned you lurk but don't actively post here) of this e30 is reading this, she's finally getting some TLC

Before:
1. The front. Chipped bumper and scratches. Also dirty. There are chips on the hood. JC even partially sprayed under the hood!


2. Bare metal and rust that I tried to clean off on the left fender. Poorly installed skirt. There was also significant amount of bare metal and somewhat cleaned off rust under the skirt on the rocker. JC fixed all that with carbon fiber filler, then primed and painted it.


3. Passenger side. Same deal as the driver's side regarding the rocker panel and skirt.


4. There was a massive rust hole there that I patched up and then covered with Bondo so it doesn't stand out (even though it does, but not as bad as a hole).


5. The chrome trim was peeling and as you can see, rust.


6. Little bit of rust and bubbling on the sunroof.

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Old 06-29-2012, 06:12 PM   #20
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7. More driver's side rocker and skirt.


8. Close up of the sunroof rust.


9. The driver side C-pillar was actually not that bad.


10. Small chip on the rear bumper lip near the exhaust


11. It's hard to see in the picture, but the clear coat on the passenger side C-Pillar and fender is completely peeled off. Not to mention there were numerous scratches in the paint.


12. A close up of 11.


13. This fender was originally blue when I purchased it, second hand. The original fender was eaten (as in there was no more metal) up until the black fender trim. There was no salvaging it. I spray painted it so it doesn't stand out TOO much. It was covered in scratches and other imperfections prior to me spraying it, though.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:16 PM   #21
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After:

1. Car from the front. All nice and shiny. At first I thought the bumper trim was new, but all JC did was paint it. Looks great!


2. Crappy fender is no longer crappy!


3. From the looks of it, JC redid my crappy body filling, it's now almost impossible to tell there was a massive hole there.


4. No more peeling clear coat. No more scratches.


5. Same deal.


6. The chip where the exhaust is was gone too. JC even painted my wheel wells!


The pictures speak for themselves. JC even washed the whole car. Like I said, there are some imperfections but I had to look in weird spots to find them (like the inside of my mirrors are a bit rough to the touch). Overall, I couldn't be happier with his work.

Next in line is to do brakes (pads/rotors) all around, both control arm joints (inner and outer) and to apply my M3 clear bra.

Cheers.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:17 PM   #22
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Very nice. Thanks for the info and pics!

Your car needs to be photographed now, eh?
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