Body shops for touch-ups

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  1. euro
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    euro Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about having a shop take car of the various dings and dents (and driver quarter rust starting) anyone have recommendations?
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    Also interested/curious. Nothing immediately needed but as these WRXs get older they are going to need some touch ups!
     
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    I suspect most body shops don't like to do rust repair because of the customer's unrealistic expectations. An auto restoration shop is probably more likely to take on that type of repair as they are used to dealing with replacing rusted panels. Regardless, I would not expect any sort of warranty on the repair, nor would I expect it to last long on anything other than a garage queen.
     
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    From the SAABARU community (who is absolutely obsessed with the rear wagon strut tower rust) there are tons of shops that can and will do this work. I was just curious about local shops that have done it.
     
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    Right, nothing lasts forever. I was thinking vescio customs but i was wondering if there was other recommendations
     
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    +1, also curious
     
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    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

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    https://g.co/kgs/j8MSzJ

    Cook’s in Maplewood.
     
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    My avatar is my BRZ going into the booth at Cook’s for the rear quarter panel repair. Dent repair, rust repair, and paint were performed there.
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    Any kind of warranty on the repair?
     
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    Ummm, not that I recall. But, unless I was paying $5k or something, I wouldn’t expect one. Especially not when my dumbass keeps driving it in the winter. Lol
     
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    I second Cook's in Maplewood. Really good team there and they work pretty quickly. Not sure if they'd warranty rust repair though. Hard to find a shop that would, unless they replace an entire panel.
     
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    I've used Raymond's Auto Body a few times once for an insurance repair and the other for rust. Their work is absolutely top notch. As you mentioned, they are not cheap and will insist on a more extensive repair. But they are meticulous.

    As others mentioned, the repair might not lost nearly as long if you drive it a lot in the winter. My WRX had rust in the same spot and a few years later its still looking great. They even custom match to account for the sun fading after almost 20 years. If you have the budget they are one of the best.

    Nothing against Cooks! I just haven't used them personally.