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Scottish Specialists, share your recommendations

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by Djw John, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Arctic_Monkey

    Arctic_Monkey ClioSport Club Member

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    Good afternoon fellow Scots, any recommendations for exhausts in Glasgow or around Glasgow? Got a cat back system at the moment, although the tailpipe is a twin exit and hangs lower than I like. Thinking of seeing if I can get a custom back box that is quieter and more subtle fitted. Any recommendations appreciated :smile:
     
  2. Mark_P

    Mark_P

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    Used Kenny Brown Motors for the first time this week (well actually started a couple of weeks ago). Cracking service from a really decent guy who obviously, really, knows his stuff!
     
  3. Craig_RS

    Craig_RS ClioSport Club Member

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    Going to give rentec a shout tomorrow or possible Reno care in Tranent as I've heard they are quite good as well. Need the belts done and the dephaser and probably a full 72k service as well. It's not going to be cheap :worried: will report back
     
  4. Djw John

    Djw John Scotland - South ClioSport Area Rep

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    I'm sure the Crookston brothers used Reno Care in the past for their Willy.
     
  5. MarcR™

    MarcR™ ClioSport Club Member

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    Last i knew they where using SWR as i was there when i was there.
     
  6. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    As mentioned above I use Progrip in Larbert for all my alignment and servicing (on the cars I care about history, so don't do it myself lol) - Hes started doing mapping now with a franchise so going to get one of my DCIs done this week and see how it goes!

    Used SWR for belts, although I just removed the engine and got them to time it up lol car was mega strong afterwords though! so done properly!

    and Car & Bike Paint in bonybridge for any of my paintwork stuff.
     
  7. Craig_RS

    Craig_RS ClioSport Club Member

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    Thumbs up for Rentec in Edinburgh. Highly recommend.

    Good price and fast turn around
     
  8. MarcR™

    MarcR™ ClioSport Club Member

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    Car & Bike paint all SWR's cars and i believe they do an amazing job. Might get some stuff via them in the future
    Once again SWR win hands down for me.
     
  9. sburrell93

    sburrell93 Scotland - South ClioSport Area Rep

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    Got my car going into SWR on Thursday for the belts, dephaser etc. Good to know it'll be in safe hands.
     
  10. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    yeah its my mate colin that owns it, hes painted SWR's escort cossie and their Accord touring car

    saw a serious amount of work go into getting this all fitted straight and perfect too!
    [​IMG]

    hes doing the front end on my trophy this winter and sorting out all the pink bits!
     
  11. KyleRS

    KyleRS

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    Anyone recommend Rentec ?
    They are pretty close to me so it's ideal!
    Looking at getting the belts etc done there and possible future mods fitted if they have a good rep
     
  12. .Stevo.C.

    .Stevo.C.

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    Have a look at previous posts.
     
  13. KyleRS

    KyleRS

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    Yeah had a look and turns out they're pretty good!

    Another one for you guys :

    Decent body shops around Edinburgh or just outside ? Don't want to travel miles as obviously I would be leaving the car with them.
    Needing a few things resprayed and hopefully somewhere that can spray/fit a cup spoiler.
     
  14. BREMBO

    BREMBO

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    I have used Rentec for a major service, MOT and another service very good and I like that they use genuine parts.

    Will be back soon. Bodyparts there is a new(ish) place down in Granton - sadly I cant remeber the name but will try to find
     
  15. sburrell93

    sburrell93 Scotland - South ClioSport Area Rep

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    Anybody heard of and/or used Chizfab in Lochgelly for any steel fabrication work? Looking at getting a half cage made up, but can't really bring myself to pay the prices of a Safety Devices one or similar.
     
  16. Heez

    Heez

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    Big in the "drift" "scene" IIRC. Been considering asking them to make up a half cage myself, lemme know what the price is. Just want somewhere good to mount harnesses more than anything!
     
  17. sburrell93

    sburrell93 Scotland - South ClioSport Area Rep

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    I'm the same really! Got harnesses that I'll mount to the floor for now but want to get them mounted so they're sitting horizontal in future. Plus it looks a bit more purposeful lol. I've emailed them so I'll let you know if I hear back tomorrow or that.
     
  18. Danny_172

    Danny_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    I'm in at Rentec tomorrow morning for a full service on the Cup!
     
  19. DrHammershaft

    DrHammershaft ClioSport Club Member

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    I had my safety devices full bolt in cage mounts welded in by chizfab. I'm happy with the job and price wasn't bad either.
     
  20. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- ClioSport Club Member

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    Chizfab are good, Kyles Fab skills are brilliant.

    If i go down to cage route for the Megane it will be going up there to be done
     
  21. Heez

    Heez

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    How did you get on mate?
     
  22. sburrell93

    sburrell93 Scotland - South ClioSport Area Rep

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    I forgot about this, never got an email back actually! Will need to give them a call I think.
     
  23. KyleRS

    KyleRS

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    Got the car booked in at Rentec on the 26th for belts etc.
    Good customer service so far!
     
  24. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- ClioSport Club Member

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    Said it several times already but SWR really are top guys.

    Had all 4 of my hub swivels done this week, Cracking price and service as per, even if Michael did have to go out and hunt for bolts/circlips to fit since Renault are s**t and will only sell you a complete hub for £££'s
     
  25. MarcR™

    MarcR™ ClioSport Club Member

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    SWR are amazing, Seen myself go there for 10mins to drop stuff off for Kevin and end up spending 4 hours there having a laugh.

    Cant wait to see the Cossie on the road either :flushed:
     
  26. KyleRS

    KyleRS

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    Rentec were awesome! Top work!
    Also booked in to have my Cooksports fitted in a few weeks!

    Cheers guys
     
  27. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- ClioSport Club Member

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    Who's decent for wheel refurb's these days? Preferably Central/Glasgow area.

    Had used Chameleon before but i want to go elsewhere this time.
     
  28. choong-moo

    choong-moo

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    Few of the guys on another forum I use recommend P&J but I haven't used Peter myself. Can get contact details if you PM me.

    There's also Glentyan in Linwood. Colin's done two or three sets for me in the past and gives a years guarantee.
     
  29. choong-moo

    choong-moo

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    Anyone used Kenneth Brown in Hillington Glasgow recently? Could do with an Aux belt kit but might just do it myself if the cars not blown away by tomorrow! Need the geometry done too once I've fitted new springs n shocks :smile:
     
  30. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- ClioSport Club Member

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    Any recommendations for getting a set of Brembos repainted?

    Mine are looking terrible and badly need painted and tidied up. Preferably somewhere i can just drop the car off and leave it with them and not have to remove calipes myself and try to get to them with them.
     
  31. sburrell93

    sburrell93 Scotland - South ClioSport Area Rep

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    Anyone recommend an air con specialist in the central belt? Just realised how unbearable it is not having working air con when it's sunny!
     
  32. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- ClioSport Club Member

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    Dreadnought in Callander do zircon stuff buddy. I use them for a lot of stuff that i wouldn't bother SWR with, IE brake rebuilds, Geo's, etc. Brilliant guys and cheap as well. They are my go to garage TBH and i only use SWR for the Renaultsport/Megane "special" jobs.
     
  33. Danny_172

    Danny_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    Jamie i used Glentyan Alloys for painting bud, they're in Paisley and absolutely spot on!
     
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  34. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- ClioSport Club Member

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    Didn't know they done calipers painting as well. Handy as I need to get my wheels refurbed and that's who I was going to use. Shall see how much they are, was going to DIY them but cba with the hassle
     
  35. Danny_172

    Danny_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    They were absolutely spot on mate!

    They have rubber around their sockets and stuff, they really take care of the wheels post paint!
     
  36. MG cup

    MG cup

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    I'm willing to fit anyone's timing belt in the Aberdeen area for £180 with the owner supplying the parts.

    Genuine timing belt kit and dephaser can be had for £222 delivered and then you just need oil of your choice and an oil filter at £9 with sump plug washer. I can seal your cam cover for an extra £10 too.

    Im just trying to help people out as there is nobody close to ABZ that seems to do these.

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=150984244572

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=171722167265
     
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  37. Smokey Wilson

    Smokey Wilson

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    Fraser Have you done any timing belt s**t before ?
     
  38. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- ClioSport Club Member

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    Following on from @Danny_172 's recommendation for wheels refurb's at Glentyan i had mine done by Colin today.


    Very, very impressed. Superb finish and he even went to the extra effort of putting an extra coat of lacquer on to try and protect them a bit more from the aggressive brake pads i run. Very nice guy to deal with. Will certainly use him again for anything needing powdercoated
     
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  39. Danny_172

    Danny_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice one, @-Jamie- glad you took my advice! I cannot praise them enough, their workmanship is superb!
     
  40. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- ClioSport Club Member

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    I'll probably get them to do my front callipers at some point as well.

    Wheel's cost a bit more than anyone else quoted me but i was more than happy to pay the extra due to the excellent customer service and work that they do.

    You get for you pay for is so true, My last refurb was done by another company in the Glasgow area, Colin had my wheels fully stripped in 10 minutes as they just had one coat of powder on them from my last refurb. These should last a LOT longer
     

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