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#1040 of 1091 Great Body Shop in North Jersey!
Aug 03, 2010 (9:06 am)
I felt compelled to post here because of how thrilled I am to have my 2009 Chevy Impala back. After getting cut off and veering into a divider, I thought my car would be totaled. However, the good folks at Proline Body and Chassis in Elmwood Park saved me from having to look for another car.
I was shocked to see how good it looked when I got it back a week later -- it was like I bought it new between the quality of the body work and the paint job. When I went to my long-time mechanic, he said he never would have suspected I had been in an accident. That's probably the best endorsement anyone can give for a body shop.
#1041 of 1091 Re: Resource for paint shops in Chicago? [tallman1]
Aug 03, 2010 (9:15 am)
Colin and Tallman
Thanks for the responses! I didn't realize anyone had posted until I saw the most recent post. Appreciate the help.
#1042 of 1091 "Ming" auto body process?
Aug 23, 2010 (1:12 pm)
Can someone in the know please tell me about this process? I am told it is superior to having a paint protector placed on new cars but I know little about it? Is it worth it to have your car "Minged"??? I'd appreciate hearing the good, the bad, & the ugly about "Ming".
#1043 of 1091 Re: "Ming" auto body process? [k5thbeatle]
Aug 23, 2010 (10:21 pm)
#1044 of 1091 Re: "Ming" auto body process? [obyone]
Aug 24, 2010 (6:01 am)
Thanks for the link obyone, appreciate it. There doesn't seem to be much info as to whether MING is a good process apart from what the MING people put out? Anyone else have any experience with this process, good or bad?
#1045 of 1091 Re: "Ming" auto body process? [k5thbeatle]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 25, 2010 (2:20 pm)
Sounds like voodoo to me.
#1046 of 1091 Re: "Ming" auto body process? [k5thbeatle]
Aug 25, 2010 (4:43 pm)
I agree with Shifty. In fact, I'm surprised that Ming is still around. I'm always suspect when a company says that you should only use their "special" car wash product.
They also recommend that you never wax your car or take it through a commercial car wash. I hand wash all my cars but that may be a deal breaker for some.
I did a quick Google search and found several detailing websites that trash Ming. I'm of the mindset that if you want your paint protected, use a quality wax every 3-4 months or a quality paint sealant every 9-12 months.
#1047 of 1091 Re: "Ming" auto body process? [tallman1]
Aug 25, 2010 (8:46 pm)
Funny what you described about using only their car wash and not taking it through car washes sounds like Zaino. Course you need to observe what type of brushes that the car washes use as they come from very firm to soft depending on how long the operator wants them to last. The better car washes which usually costs more have a soft fabric. Since I can't stand scratches in my clearcoat I wouldn't take any of my vehicles to a car wash.
#1048 of 1091 Re: "Ming" auto body process? [obyone]
Aug 26, 2010 (2:38 pm)
Funny you should mention that... I was walking through a parking lot today and the sun was hitting the hood of each car I passed at just the right angle so that the swirl marks were obvious. Even the white cars looked bad.
Huge difference when I got to mine.
#1049 of 1091 Re: "Ming" auto body process? [tallman1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 26, 2010 (2:41 pm)
The more I read the Ming "rap" the funnier it gets. I wonder how Ming magic gets to "bond" the paint when there's a clear coat on top of it? Does it leak through it? X-rays?