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Old 01-09-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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Tampa Bay Area Paint/Body Guy?

I have a scratch on the rear bumper that's bugging me in a big way. I'm terrible at touch-up, so does anyone know someone that you'd trust? I can put a blob of paint on it like most folks would, but I want someone to make it disappear without spraying clear on the surrounding area, etc.

Any recommendations on someone that's masterful at scratch repair?

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Old 01-09-2016, 12:08 PM   #2
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Have you looked into the Dr color chip kit? It's gonna be a lot cheaper than a body shop.
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:45 PM   #3
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Nice to see another local from my area. Here is a link to a great shop in Safety Harbor:

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Please give him a call. His name is Rick, I have taken multiple cars including my Boxster to him and he does fantastic work.
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I have tried out a total of 5 body shops in the Tampa area (Tampa, Brandon, Riverview & Ruskin) and I wouldn't recommend any of them. I tried all of them through recommendations by co-workers or other auto-enthusiasts and they were all pitiful.

In fact, the last one I used in Brandon still has my 986. I had a front bumper cover, side skirts and side mirror covers painted... they still have my car in their shop 5 months later. The quality of their work is excellent (probably the best of all the shops I have tried) but 5 months?!?!? I'll finally have her back on Feb 1st...

The Porsche specialist I use for mechanical work (who is excellent!) and has been in the area for 40+ years, wouldn't recommend a body shop in the area to me. That says a lot about what is available around here.
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:32 AM   #5
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The Porsche specialist I use for mechanical work (who is excellent!) and has been in the area for 40+ years, wouldn't recommend a body shop in the area to me. That says a lot about what is available around here.
That's disheartening...I gave it a try with the Porsche brand touch-up, but botched it up pretty badly, and this coming from someone who used to work with a guy restoring vintage Thunderbird's no doubt! I could prep and paint a car, but I'll be darned if I just can't fix a simple scratch...

Maybe I'll ask one of the dealers where they take the new cars that might come in with a scratch or two...
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:41 AM   #6
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Try Bedrock Collision Center on Nebraska Ave. I know the owners from way back. They painted a '63 356B for me.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:21 AM   #7
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dijinn - Do you mind sharing the name of the mechanic you use? I wouldn't mind having a Porsche specialist, as my mechanic specializes in English vehicles.

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