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Old 07-12-2019, 10:07 AM
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Hi Everyone....
I'm a new member. From Ontario, Canada
I just bought a C7 Corvette StingRay Convertible.
I was hoping there is someone in Ontario that might know of a good body shop
to take it to. The rear bumper is damaged. Its Blade Silver and needs to be matched
accurately. any help would be appreciated. Thx, Rob
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:28 AM
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Hi Rob. Welcome to the CF.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:32 AM
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A decent dealer will know who you can trust, and may even be able to do it in-house.
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A decent dealer will know who you can trust, and may even be able to do it in-house.
You might pay a bit of a premium, but agreed, they would get it done right.

I know the Humber Chevrolet shop is very good, but again, not the cheapest...

Also, by "damaged" it may have a bearing on how it's repaired. A lot of high end shops are reluctant to repair the composite material Corvette body panels are made from for fear of long-term performance. They might want to replace the bumper. So if it's cracked,it might be an issue. If it's only scratched then, a repair is quite feasible.
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Thanks guys to a quick response. Thx CF, patriot and Vetfever.
The damage to the rear started off as a spider kind of looking blemish. The Dealership said they could feather it out and it would never be
seen.so Against my better judgement and the dealer saying they are light years ahead in fixing silver paint with technology. It went out to
a body shop in Orangeville and came back absolutely awful. I've been going back and forth with GM for 2 months now. The best they will
do for me is a new back panel, painted at the body shop of my choice. Problem is all the body shops I look at have 50% good ratings and
50% bad on average. I'm pretty bummed about the whole experience.
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Try 427 Autocollision on Evans Avenue

https://www.427autocollision.com/

They did a lot of work on my son's car and it was outstanding. Also highly rated.

Also you might want to consider Champion Motors. They know Corvettes and their body work that I have seen is first rate.
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Hey Formula1nut...
thanks so much buddy.
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Originally Posted by Bladesilverrob View Post
Thanks guys to a quick response. Thx CF, patriot and Vetfever.
The damage to the rear started off as a spider kind of looking blemish. The Dealership said they could feather it out and it would never be
seen.so Against my better judgement and the dealer saying they are light years ahead in fixing silver paint with technology. It went out to
a body shop in Orangeville and came back absolutely awful. I've been going back and forth with GM for 2 months now. The best they will
do for me is a new back panel, painted at the body shop of my choice. Problem is all the body shops I look at have 50% good ratings and
50% bad on average. I'm pretty bummed about the whole experience.
I had my 2010 Camaro SS (Silver Ice Metallic..same as Switchblade Silver) rear bumper fascia resprayed by the dealer shortly after I bought the car in 2009. Looks perfect then and now.
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Patriotpa...
thx a lot buddy. I think I've found what I'm looking for.
427 Collision looks very professional.
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Originally Posted by Bladesilverrob View Post
Patriotpa...
thx a lot buddy. I think I've found what I'm looking for.
427 Collision looks very professional.

They do a lot of P-Cars in there as well...
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Hi Vetfever...
what is a P-car?
Thx,
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Originally Posted by Bladesilverrob View Post
Hi Vetfever...
what is a P-car?
Thx,
Rob
P car is Jack's next car...

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Originally Posted by dankhts View Post
P car is Jack's next car...

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Jack had a Porsche before 😉
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Did he have a rocking chair on it?
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P-car = Porsche

427 has some special designation as a Porsche paint shop. Each spring they host a large PCA (Porsche Club of America) event that has the place filled with Porscheís. Vendors and other presenters show up as well; itís a nice event.

Given that they do good work for the Porsche community, Iím sure your car will turn out well.

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Originally Posted by VETFEVER View Post
P-car = Porsche

427 has some special designation as a Porsche paint shop. Each spring they host a large PCA (Porsche Club of America) event that has the place filled with Porscheís. Vendors and other presenters show up as well; itís a nice event.

Given that they do good work for the Porsche community, Iím sure your car will turn out well.
Hey thanks buddy. I went to the place yesterday and was very impressed with the tour. I like what their mission statement is,
"We bring the car back to show room condition". thats what I'm hoping for with only 800kms on it. So bottom line is thats where
its going in about 2 weeks. They had 3 Vettes in there yesterday.
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Originally Posted by dankhts View Post
P car is Jack's next car...

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Prius ?
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Fix Auto in Milton. Frank Corno is the man. He painted my award winning Pantera a while back. He does insurance claims too.
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Thanks buddy, but already have deal worked out with 427 Auto.
They had 3 Vettes in there, and the work seemed great.
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