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      10-31-2012, 11:43 AM   #4
Bimmer Barney
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Drives: 2011.5 E90M ZCP
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California

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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