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post #1 of 3 Old 04-21-2019, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Body shops in North America for McLaren

Seeking input on body shops McLaren owners have had experiences with in regards to either their McLaren, or other exotics. That they have utilized a shop they have considered exceptional.
If they are a current McLaren certified body shop please make mention, but the intent of this thread would be to get feedback about shops that aren't currently part of the McLaren network. Ones you like to see possibly become part of this. Based on fair reviews/experiences, but mainly the level of workmanship on a consistent basis.
Keep in mind logistically they would need to be located relatively close to any of the current dealers in NA.
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-21-2019, 02:36 PM
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I had some idiot back into my 2012 12c in a parking lot. The front bumper was smashed into a hidden internal bracket on the bumper and it made a stretch and a tear thru the bumper skin.

At the time I had a McLaren Orange 12c, which is a priority color and not easy to match perfectly.

So I took it to my trusted "non advertised, super talented independent body shop" for a assessment and repair with out getting hosed just because it's an exotic car (and I wanted to pay out of pocket so no insurance claim)

I have worked with this shop before, and they do amazing stuff. Just know he does not rush you in and out, but he is worth the wait.

Tim @ (770) 952-9421

TL Collision
1875 Airport Industrial Park Dr SE
Marietta, GA 30060


No affiliation, but I have used him on over a dozen different projects over the years and he is always top notch...

To summarize the repair. Tim first was unsure if the bumper could be repaired. He advised it was dependent on the type of plastic used to make the bumper. I guess some material cannot be heated, worked, and plastic welded. Those types of bumper must be replaced when it is stretched or torn.


The great news was he reported that McLaren (at least on a 2012 12c) uses the "good kind" of plastic, and it was a very easy repair less than 500.00 for the whole job! Perfect match on the color as well!


Hope someone in the Atlanta Area can save thousands by venturing out and meeting Tim in person. I will say again his work is phenomenal! but he does not rush any job, and even when offer "Bonus money" to push your car in front of others in his shop, he just polity says he cant. I kind of like that sincerity honest as well!
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Many thanks, for this tip. I will look into. Like to hear from more owners from all over, so please forward them to this thread, thanks again
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