E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wash, Wax, Detailing and Cosmetic protection/repairs > Recommend a Paint Shop in Santa Barbara?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
Bimmer Barney
First Lieutenant
 
Bimmer Barney's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i Sedan
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Posts: 386
iTrader: (4)

Recommend a Paint Shop in Santa Barbara?

Going to have some paint work done on my SGM E90. Staying same color, just having some prior work redone (from when I bought it CPO, some prior work was done poorly). I want factory quality or better and don't mind paying for good work. Any recommendations?
Bimmer Barney is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-29-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
Jesus805
Private
 
Drives: 2007 e93 2009 e90
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sb 805

Posts: 89
iTrader: (0)

Dinos body shop or Superior
Jesus805 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-30-2012, 01:29 AM   #3
Bimmer Barney
First Lieutenant
 
Bimmer Barney's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i Sedan
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Posts: 386
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer Barney
Going to have some paint work done on my SGM E90. Staying same color, just having some prior work redone (from when I bought it CPO, some prior work was done poorly). I want factory quality or better and don't mind paying for good work. Any recommendations?
Have been to both. Dino's was really bad, superior was average.
__________________
2007 SGM E90 335i
JB4 G4, Mr.5 Intake, VRSF 7" FMIC, ER Sport Oil Cooler, RB PCV Valve, Cyba Scoops and Quad Tips, 17x9 ET30 and 17x9.5 ET35 Concave Apex Arc 8, M3 UCA/LCA
Bimmer Barney is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-31-2012, 10:43 AM   #4
Bimmer Barney
First Lieutenant
 
Bimmer Barney's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i Sedan
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Posts: 386
iTrader: (4)

I wanted to offer some feedback for future "searchers" :

I first went to Joe Costa (Costa's Auto Works in Carpinteria) on the recommendation of my boss who has had probably a dozen cars painted there. His work was excellent (cars in the shop) and you could tell right off the bat that this guy was experienced. He looked at my car and actually said "I don't want to touch it." I really pressured him as to why and challenged him to do it, but he stuck by his ground. I think that says a lot about his experience, knowledge, and character. His recommendation was a polish.

Then I went and saw Abel at Diamond Auto in Santa Barbara (just off Gutierrez). Really nice guy and he even brought his DA out and tested a small spot. He was able to improve it in about 5 seconds and also agreed that painting was not needed.

So, Costa's Auto Works in Carp and Diamond Auto in SB are great shops in Santa Barbara
Bimmer Barney is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
bdbahh
Private First Class
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Posts: 157
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer Barney View Post
I wanted to offer some feedback for future "searchers" :

I first went to Joe Costa (Costa's Auto Works in Carpinteria) on the recommendation of my boss who has had probably a dozen cars painted there.
I know Joe Costa personally. Our families are friends and I grew up with his son. Would recommend him to anyone in the SB area needing body work.
bdbahh is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-16-2012, 11:29 AM   #6
FEDE/E92
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2007 BMW 335i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

Posts: 102
iTrader: (2)

101 Caliber
FEDE/E92 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:19 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST