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2010 AUDI A5 Rear QTR Dented and scratched, recommendations?

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Nov 27, 2013
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2010 AUDI A5 Rear QTR Dented and scratched, recommendations?

Hi everyone,
So my car took some damage to the rear quarter and bit on the door of the passenger side.
I'm not going through insurance cause this was my brother's doing, and going through insurance will only cost me more in the end.
I've taken it to the 427CC as I've read some great reviews all around and it was recommended by my dealer.
The estimate came to $2800.. and it will take a week and a half for the job they said. and then I took it to another auto body shop that was recommended by a friend called Campus Auto Collision on 44 Lepage Ct, North York and their estimate was only $1400. Now obviously, since I've heard great things about 427, id love to go there but 1400 dollar difference isn't something I can just ignore.. Has anyone heard of Campus auto? I mean the guy who recommended that place isn't the closest friend of mine and Im just worried that the repair won't be done to my liking...
Any suggestions? From looking just at the estimate, there aren't any difference in the job they do but more in the labour charges (36/hr vs. 22/hr) and the amount of time they are spending on the job. The paint cost differed too 300 vs 150 (does this mean they use different quality paint or is this just a mark up? ( I just don't know much about this stuff so any help would be deeply appreciated.)

here are some pictures of the damage... *sigh* :(
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1dylxg&s=8#.U0ngt160Zg0
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Your pictures do not work. Upload them to a website like this, http://tinypic.com/

Get a quote from these guys - http://www.unibodycollision.ca/

I'm going to get some work done there and checked out the shop and was very happy with what I saw & I'm very picky with cars.
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OP better use the first guy and do it right. The second guy might cut corners to save your money, but your panel might start rusting after.
[OP]
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Nov 27, 2013
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Thanks for the recommendations. Im going to Pfaff auto body on monday to see how much it'll cost there. I've read a few bad reviews on unibody... Ill still see what they say.
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Nov 27, 2013
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JHK123 wrote: Thanks for the recommendations. Im going to Pfaff auto body on monday to see how much it'll cost there. I've read a few bad reviews on unibody... Ill still see what they say.
sickcars wrote: Your pictures do not work. Upload them to a website like this, http://tinypic.com/

Get a quote from these guys - http://www.unibodycollision.ca/

I'm going to get some work done there and checked out the shop and was very happy with what I saw & I'm very picky with cars.
Thanks for the recommendations. Im going to Pfaff auto body on monday to see how much it'll cost there. I've read a few bad reviews on unibody... Ill still see what they say.
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It's your bruh's fault so hes paying so choose which ever you like
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I had very minor damage to my A5 bumper. I went to Pfaff Autoworks (http://www.pfaffautoworks.com/). They did a pretty good job but they took a very long time to get the job done.

The damage was very minor, some idiot tapped my bumper and his license plat bolts left marks on my rear bumper. The total cost for repair was $1.3K.
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JHK123 wrote: Thanks for the recommendations. Im going to Pfaff auto body on monday to see how much it'll cost there. I've read a few bad reviews on unibody... Ill still see what they say.
I saw the same reviews.. I think it was 2 reviews from 2009 & 2010 when management was different. I had the same concerns which is why I went to the shop myself and went into the back and looked at all the cars they were working on.
Either way defiantly at least get a quote from them.
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Nov 27, 2013
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wisdom_kid wrote: I had very minor damage to my A5 bumper. I went to Pfaff Autoworks (http://www.pfaffautoworks.com/). They did a pretty good job but they took a very long time to get the job done.

The damage was very minor, some idiot tapped my bumper and his license plat bolts left marks on my rear bumper. The total cost for repair was $1.3K.
yea pretty over priced.. No doubt they will do a flawless job.. but 1300 for fixing couple of bolt marks... :S so many as*holes out there man, hope that doesn't happen to you again. thanks for your input.
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Try Ron at Chipmasters in Markham (9052949222) . Just had my car done there and it looks great. He also gave the cheapest of 4 quotes I got.
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Just take it to 427. It's worth the extra cash in the long run to get the repair done properly. I hear they do work for the nearby Audi dealers so you're in good hands.
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Race car will rust in a few years after the repair. OP are you keeping the car?
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Nov 27, 2013
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emperors6 wrote: I'd avoid Campus Auto and Unibody...
Any particular reasons or previous experiences? seems like the general consensus is to avoid anywhere thats not 427 or pfaff..
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Nov 27, 2013
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EP32k2 wrote: Race car will rust in a few years after the repair. OP are you keeping the car?
Yea its actually only 2 months old only has 30k on the odometer.. So id say I'm keeping the car for a while
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JHK123 wrote: Yea its actually only 2 months old only has 30k on the odometer.. So id say I'm keeping the car for a while
Just know that the repaired metal parts will rust sooner no matter how well it is done. I had a full quarter panel replaced with an OEM one and it started to rust in 4 years, whereas the other side that was original still had zero rust.
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JHK123 wrote: Any particular reasons or previous experiences? seems like the general consensus is to avoid anywhere thats not 427 or pfaff..
I've used both and I was less than happy with the results. PM for details.
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Nov 27, 2013
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emperors6 wrote: I've used both and I was less than happy with the results. PM for details.
PM Sent. Thanks

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