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Re: First Timer Repair Project - 2002 Vauxhall Astra SXI

Originally Posted by Renoir White View Post
maybe make a start with your mates cars for experience and to develop your technique
Just be careful about this as people who receive a service for free (or at cost), will tend to be much less critical, and therefore more forgiving, than those who are paying retail rates.

I would ALWAYS suggest some formalised training, just to give you some tips and to prevent you from having to learn from mistakes. A car is someone's second most expensive investment, so it's always good to have a bit of experience and knowledge behind you.

For example, did you know that different basecoat colours require a different colour of primer to ensure a match? Before I started my training - I didn't.

It's things like that which mean the job is done right first time, and your reputation (and business) grows.


This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.

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