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Auto Dent/Scratch Repair
updated: Jan 29, 2013, 10:11 AM

I'm looking for a dent/scratch repair recommendation in town. I have a smallish dent and scratches on an area approx. 2"x5". No insurance will be involved, but I need someone who can provide reliable and good quality service. We've taken our truck to Precision in Goleta before, and were not super happy with their paint job. Looked great at first, but started peeling a year after it was fixed... Thanks!


Places People Are Talking About:

Built Rite Auto BodyJohn Briggs Motorsports

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 368517 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 10:18 AM

Schuylers in Lompoc, it's the best in the county and way cheaper than SB anyday

 

 COMMENT 368520 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 10:32 AM

try Champion SB on Gutierrez St. Eddie is the owner nice guy
615 E. gutierrez,

 

 COMMENT 368524 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 10:42 AM

There are no good body/repair shops in town. Unless the owner of the shop is an old friend, you're going to get raked over the coals here.

 

 COMMENT 368532 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 10:52 AM

The Dent Experts in Goleta do a great job.
As well as a few other shops like Flores Bros on Salipuedes.
Like any business, a lot of the experience, is on what type of customer you are and how you present yourself to others.
Some people seem to have problems with every business contact they make. But refuse to accept that they are part of the problem.
This is directed at customers and business owners both.

 

 COMMENT 368533 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 10:54 AM

I had an AMAZING experience at Diamond Auto Body, just off of Gutierrez and Milpas. I banged up the side of my car, and Abel put in new panels and painted (which made me so nervous, since paint never matches) -- looks brand new, you can't tell there was ever damage, and the paint is spot-on. Very reasonable price, too. Plus they gave customers little goody bags with snacks to take away. :-) Great customer experience!!

 

 COMMENT 368534 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 10:54 AM

Second on the Dent Experts.

Good people.

 

 COMMENT 368538 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 10:58 AM

Call Robert DiMauro at 964-1032. Although he's a Honda mechanic, he's always been an honest, inexpensive, & excellent repair person. He has been around forever, & would recommend the best auto repair shop that won't rip you off.

 

 COMMENT 368540 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 10:59 AM

Second Diamond Auto Body! Decent, honest people.

 

 COMMENT 368546 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 11:12 AM

After looking around for a shop to re-paint the rear bumper on my truck that had rusted I found that I could buy a new bumper online for half the cost. How did the cost of a little paint get so high?

 

 COMMENT 368547 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 11:14 AM

I will call Eddie at Champion SB very knowledgeable guy, honest and the best prices in town, you won't regret it.
805-698-4171

 

 COMMENT 368548 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 11:15 AM

The Dent Expert is great! We use them all the time. They are good AND reasonable.

 

 COMMENT 368558 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 11:41 AM

Iron Horse is great. 427 Olive St, near the hardware store on Haley. Iron Horse is new in town, very reasonable (ie cheaper than the others) and you can use an Axxess card for a discount there.

 

 COMMENT 368560 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 11:52 AM

Your auto insurance company can give you recommendations

 

 COMMENT 368569 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 12:26 PM

Briggs. Quality work super nice husband and wife team.

 

 COMMENT 368623 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 01:25 PM

John Briggs Motorsports are hands down the best body shop in SB, I highly suggest you call them.

 

 COMMENT 368649 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 02:19 PM

Thanks for all the recommendations. Has anyone used Fermie's on Cacique and Milpas?

 

 COMMENT 368655 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 02:38 PM

The bottomline is that everyone has an opinion. Fermie is a good guy and Mike (the painter) is very skilled. They are also very reasonable. I agree with some of the posters here when they say Briggs and Diamond... most of the other's I don't.

 

 COMMENT 368659 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 02:45 PM

tried the dent expert chipped and cracked in the first year
I use Dino's Goleta

 

 COMMENT 368738P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 04:30 PM

Ditto for Dino's. Really nice guy. Honest and does a great job.

 

 COMMENT 368742 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-29 04:36 PM

Diamond Auto Body

 

 COMMENT 368885P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 06:38 AM

Whatever you do do not use the gypsies who come here every summer. Not nice but very true.

 

 COMMENT 368918P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 08:05 AM

Ken Harwood at Built Rite Auto Body at 407 Nopal. He meticulously works alone, one car at a time. You won't be able to tell it isn't a new car.

 

 CORKY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 01:42 PM

There's the Auto Dentist who comes out, if it's just a dent. Phone #564-2527. I've also had good luck with body repair, but I'm blanking on the name. It's off Patterson on Overpass.

 

 CORKY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 01:43 PM

Hughes on Overpass off Patterson.

 

 CORKY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 01:45 PM

The Auto Dentist comes out if it's just a dent. Phone # 564-2527

 

 COMMENT 369103 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 03:03 PM

Try Happy's on corner of Chapala and Haley. All the car dealers use him-------and you KNOW they get the best price for a well done job.

 

 COMMENT 369152 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 04:21 PM

103, so Santa Barbara VW constitutes ALL of the dealerships in SB? I'm afraid you're way off.

 

 COMMENT 369205 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 05:36 PM

Hi, the owner of Dent Experts here. I am very happy to see that we received 3 "thumbs up". The purpose of this comment is not self promotion; it is to reach out to the commenter that was disappointed with our quality. We do guarantee our repairs as long as you own the vehicle. If something occurs that is due to a failure of our workmanship or materials then we will make it right. I do encourage all of our customers to contact me if they have any comments or questions.

 

 

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