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benaslan

Body Shop suggestions CA Bay Area?

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So, I had the unfortunate incident of having a nice old lady think i started moving when I didn't... Doesn't look like there's any damage other than a small mark on the bumper cover, but I obviously want it to look just like it did a few hours ago. Anyone have any good experiences with body shops around this area?

Thanks in advance

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So, I had the unfortunate incident of having a nice old lady think i started moving when I didn't... Doesn't look like there's any damage other than a small mark on the bumper cover, but I obviously want it to look just like it did a few hours ago. Anyone have any good experiences with body shops around this area?

Thanks in advance

Sorry to hear about your accident. Someone scuffed my bumper a week ago :-(. Check out Brooks Motor Cars in Oakland, near the airoprt. 510.632.5476, Dan is the owner. They are a very high end shop, so it may cost a little more $$, but if your insurance is covering it, I highly recommend them.

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the good news is the better shops will remove the bumper and shoot it off of the car

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BodyStyle in San Jose is absolutely tops and highly focused on Porsche. Cecil Beach (owner and Porsche fanatic) insists on factory original quality. www.www.bodystylebycecil.com

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When my Boxstir was hit a few years ago I used German Autobody in Santa Clara. Owner is John Rost. http://germanautobody.com/

I have also been to a PCA tech session at Cecil Beach's shop, Bodystyle. The Brokaw Road exit off 880 near Fry's Electronics.

I think you would be happy with either shop.

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I've heard very good things about Cecil's shop as well. Since you are in Los Gatos, you may want to drop by the Los Gatos Acura bodyshop - they are the preferred bodyshop for Stevens Creek Porsche.

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I've heard very good things about Cecil's shop as well. Since you are in Los Gatos, you may want to drop by the Los Gatos Acura bodyshop - they are the preferred bodyshop for Stevens Creek Porsche.

Yeah, the whole Acura-Porsche thing doesn't really make sense to me and I don't see how they can do the same quality. Neither of the two have agreements with my insurance, so I thing I'm going with the Bodystyle recommendation, and thanks to all who gave input. I went by there today and he seemed to know what he was doing and he uses Glasurit paint which I happen to think is top quality. The shop State Farm wanted me to go to uses R&M paint...what the hell is that? Never heard of it and I have some body shop experience from my step dad's previous business of owning a shop.

He even agreed to paint the bumperettes and I don't think he's charging me any extra for that.

I'll let you guys know how it turns out. SHould be a couple weeks though before I take it in.

Ben

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Penske now owns Stevens Creek Porsche and also owns Los Gatos Acura.

Before then Stevens Creek use to use Anderson-Behel Body Shop in Santa Clara. Before Penske, Lee Behel owned Stevens Creek, but never had an interest in Anderson-Behel Body Shop. It is actually owned by Dave Mello. Years ago one of the old timers told me the story as to why the body shop was able to use the name, but I do not remember the details.

At one period of time when Behel owned Stevens Creek they were using German Auto Body.

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At one period of time when Behel owned Stevens Creek they were using German Auto Body.

Yeah, the exact same thing happened with my Audi TT a few years ago and I took it to German Auto Body. They did great work, but the fact that they put my emblems on the wrong side of the car kinda left a sour taste in my mouth... but other than that the work looked great.

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Okay, so just a final update...

I had some difficulty coordinating what the insurance was going to pay with what Cecil was asking, but we eventually got it close enough to work out well enough for me to be okay with it. I got the car back last week, and it looks fantastic. Cecil even painted my bumper guards for me at the same time as the bumper. Car looks great!

I'm glad to have it back as I was going through withdrawals!!!

-Ben

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