Repair car paintwork in North Down?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
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Pink.Pink. Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
This morning I had a slight accident when parking my husband's :rolleyes: car. I managed to scrape the back left door and make a slight dent in the rear wheel arch. :o

It doesn't look too bad, but I've a feeling it's going to cost a fortune to repair.

Can anyone recommend a garage in the North Down or Ards area, that does a decent job on this kind of thing but doesn't charge the earth?




  • SimpsonSimpson Forumite
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    Obviously this won't be going through the insurance, but PF Howell and TK Motors do excelent work. Another one which might be a little less pricey is beside N'Ards civic amenity centre (Dump) I forget the name but its a modern newish facility, nice people too, I'm sorry I forget the name, but they gave my bonnet a respray a couple of years back for about half the price of the other two mentioned.
    Plenty of mistakes, but no regrets. :)
  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Thanks simpson,

    I'll check all of them for quotes.

  • IvanOpinionIvanOpinion Forumite
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    There is a fellow on Osbourne Road in Bangor who has done some work for me in the past and made a good job of it. If I remember right his name is Colin McClure or McClune (I can't read my own writing) and his number is/was 02891465318. If it helps he is either the first or second house on the left as you come from the Grays Hill end of Osbourne Road.

    Don't waste time on other peoples first world problems
  • NARNAR Forumite
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    Just being helpful - it is Colin McClure and the address is 1 Osborne Drive.
    I have no knowledge of his work.
  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Thanks Ivan and NAR,

    Strangely enough one of my patients recommended this man last night and said that he would recommend his work and that his prices were reasonable.

    Going to get some quotes this weekend, but this one sounds good.

  • BigAl94BigAl94 Forumite
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    I have experience of:

    1.. Howells - excellent but very expensive

    2. T K Motors - even more expensive but poor work

    3. After some light damage following a brick attack off a bridge, was recommended to try Mourneview Repairs in Millisle - Tom McAuley 028 9186 2717. Excellent work at very reasonable prices. I am fussy and the quality was superb. He does a lot of work for major dealers in N Down.
  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Thanks BigAl, I'll check that one out too.

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