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Unity
06-11-2009, 05:09 PM
My '92 Corrado needs paint, and I need recommendations for shops to consider in or near the metro area.

I don't want a Pebble Beach paint job -- the car's a driver -- but I do want a proper job, better than the usual body shop does, plus replacement of tired rubber weatherstripping, thresholds, seals, etc. No body work needed.

Please let me know about your excellent experiences. Thanks.

--John
(No, no BMW cars at present, but I do have two BMW motorcycles. http://k11og.org/forum/images/smiles/icon_bmw.gif)

wduvall
06-13-2009, 10:08 AM
Talk to Kevin or Ron @<hidden> D&V in Sterling off of 606. I've referred a lot of satisfied customers there.

D&V Autobody
23550 Overland Dr
Sterling, VA 20166
703.661.8545

slick230
06-13-2009, 08:08 PM
(No, no BMW cars at present, but I do have two BMW motorcycles. http://k11og.org/forum/images/smiles/icon_bmw.gif)

Gotta love to Corrado tho. I had a 90 G60 until I was rear ended. I was looking to get another one but got an M3 instead. I would still consider getting one to use as my daily driver.

Unity
09-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Talk to Kevin or Ron @<hidden> D&V in Sterling off of 606. I've referred a lot of satisfied customers there.

D&V Autobody
23550 Overland Dr
Sterling, VA 20166
703.661.8545

Thank you, wduvall. I went to D&V to get an estimate. Kevin Maharaj interviewed me and examined the car in close detail. Later I received a multi-page estimate. Expensive. Very expensive. But Kevin had described to me the process and the result that I was looking for, so I made an appointment.

This post documents the start of the dismantling. Next the old paint will come off, down to bare metal. I'll update the progress in another week or so in my Smugmug gallery -- http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/Cars/Corrado-Rejuvenation/9487693_2f7zD.

D&V is west of Dulles airport on county route 606. It occupies a new, spacious building -- mostly garage -- and a large lot.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/636985553_j4gti-L.jpg

Left rear corner, bumper and lights removed. Places that have never been washed.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/637000493_n55kn-L.jpg

Left rear quarter.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/637000403_CTtYx-L.jpg

Left portal.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/637000503_jM3Ni-L.jpg

Driver's door less many elements.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/636985525_5Uj3f-L.jpg

The circled washer jets are gone.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/636985401_igK4u-L.jpg

Left front three-quarters, bumpers in foreground. A lot more to dismantle here.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/637000406_TCmeZ-L.jpg

Right front three-quarters.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/637000592_QnXSd-L.jpg

Right side oblique, no front.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/637000569_xLD27-L.jpg

Who does what. I've never asked, but I surmise they expect to complete the job in September.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/636985413_k3bya-L.jpg

Right rear corner
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/637000594_9NdXU-L.jpg

Some hidden rust in the hatchback glass channel, revealed when the molding came off. Not bad for an 18-year-old car.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/637000673_b5bVX-L.jpg

Stuff. The supply will increase as the dismantling continues. The mirrors will get new glass (the old had age spots around the edges).
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/637000707_RPtHT-L.jpg

Bumper stuff.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/636985402_bh2G2-L.jpg

This is Kevin, who estimated and is overseeing the job. Kevin pays very close attention.
http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/637000393_5xmef-L.jpg

--John

Nick325xiT 5spd
09-02-2009, 03:41 PM
So what was the estimate? I have an E30 M3 that is going to need a paint job.

Bob
09-04-2009, 07:49 AM
Yes, whats the real $ estimate, "very expensive" can be left to wild guestimates, i.e. my last Maaco job was $450, and had less orange peel than any new Bimmer I've seen in 3 years., many admirers were amazed to hear it was a Maaco job.

mlytle
09-07-2009, 09:00 AM
springfield autobody. they have done outstanding work on my race car and on my wife's 325it. reasonable price. tell them barry brown and marshall lytle sent you.

they are just south of mixing bowl in springfield.

Unity
09-08-2009, 05:17 PM
I've updated my Smugmug gallery (http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/Cars/Corrado-Rejuvenation/9487693_2f7zD/2) with pics from today.

--John
(Good, fast, cheap: Pick any two.)

(http://jgdouglas.smugmug.com/Cars/Corrado-Rejuvenation/9487693_2f7zD/2)

Unity
06-05-2010, 09:59 PM
I neglected to close this thread with a results photo. The paint work is all I wished for.

http://www.langsyne.net/images/hdr-2545-2547-HDRPS2-800.jpg

--John