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  1. #1
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    Paint shops near Reading

    The time is getting close to thinking about who should do the paint job and prep on my car. Somewhere within 30 miles or so of Reading would be good so that I can follow progress.

    I know Specialised Paintwork in Calcot and the Berkshire Bodyshop in Newbury but I wondered what experience others may have had around Berkshire and whether anyone had any recommendations / suggestions where to get a paint job done.

    Many thanks

    Nigel
    AK Gen 3 with LS3. Build start January 2019

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    Nigel, Specialised quoted me £1,700 for a hardtop colour change, dred to think what they would charge for a whole car!

    Jim

    PS I did an “OK” job myself in the end!

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    Give Tyrone a shout at https://www.rivieraautobody.co.uk/
    When I had my classic car resto business he used to work for me many many years ago.
    He used to work for Karl at Spec P as well

    There are only 2 people I would trust to paint my stuff, one is me and the other is Tyrone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Jim View Post
    Nigel, Specialised quoted me £1,700 for a hardtop colour change, dred to think what they would charge for a whole car!

    Jim

    PS I did an “OK” job myself in the end!

    Thanks Jim,

    Yes..........

    I spoke to Specialised a couple of months ago and the conversation started to get close to a five figure number. The too frequent mention of Lamborghini clients and 'open cheque books' didn't fill me with enthusiasm either...........!!

    Nigel
    AK Gen 3 with LS3. Build start January 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigblock View Post
    Give Tyrone a shout at https://www.rivieraautobody.co.uk/
    When I had my classic car resto business he used to work for me many many years ago.
    He used to work for Karl at Spec P as well

    There are only 2 people I would trust to paint my stuff, one is me and the other is Tyrone
    That's good to hear. I spoke to Tyrone today and he sounded like he is certainly worth a visit. I'm going over there for a cuppa next week.

    Many thanks

    Nigel
    AK Gen 3 with LS3. Build start January 2019

    www.flickr.com/photos/marlinbuild/

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