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    Default Experiences with Vladimir's Paint Shop in Sosua? Other recommendations?

    My 2014 truck has gotten some rust holes that are forming around the windshield. About the size of a quarter! I was out of the country for a year and didn't cover it up because I didn't know I would be gone so long. Anyways, I got a quote from Vladimir's Paint Shop in Sosua. I am willing to pay what he is asking. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with his services. I would also be interested in hearing other suggestions.

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    I've never used him, but friends tell me he is very good. If you go a little further into Sosua on the same side of the road there is an AutoMax carwash. There's an auto repair shop in the back. Ask for Jan in the carwash office up front. I had some work done there. Very good, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    I've never used him, but friends tell me he is very good. If you go a little further into Sosua on the same side of the road there is an AutoMax carwash. There's an auto repair shop in the back. Ask for Jan in the carwash office up front. I had some work done there. Very good, also.
    Thanks for your input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SocialZealot View Post
    Thanks for your input!
    The manager at AutoMax, Jan, I think he's Scandinavian, speaks perfect English, so you'll have no problem communicating with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    The manager at AutoMax, Jan, I think he's Scandinavian, speaks perfect English, so you'll have no problem communicating with him.
    I speak decent Spanish, but def better in this case to know exactly what I am getting and if it comes with a guarantee, what exactly the guarantee is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SocialZealot View Post
    I speak decent Spanish, but def better in this case to know exactly what I am getting and if it comes with a guarantee, what exactly the guarantee is.
    I can tell you for sure that Jan stands behind his work.

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    I’ve used vlad twice,
    Once for my car and once for my atv. Did a good job on both. I was really happy with my atv. My mistake was that I said I wasn’t in a hurry to have it back. Don’t say that lol.

    I would go back again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    The manager at AutoMax, Jan, I think he's Scandinavian, speaks perfect English, so you'll have no problem communicating with him.
    German. Good mechanic. We did two things with him. Timing belt (that was good). Brand new alarm/security system (stopped working after one year).
    To fix your serious problem correctly, the windshield must be removed and re-attached. If it was not done, it means that they just applied some Bondo, sanded and painted over. No good!
    In general Russian mechanics are good and creative (Dominicans too). Unlike American ones. Who do not REPAIR. But only REPLACE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsav View Post
    German. Good mechanic. We did two things with him. Timing belt (that was good). Brand new alarm/security system (stopped working after one year).
    To fix your serious problem correctly, the windshield must be removed and re-attached. If it was not done, it means that they just applied some Bondo, sanded and painted over. No good!
    In general Russian mechanics are good and creative (Dominicans too). Unlike American ones. Who do not REPAIR. But only REPLACE.
    Where have you found an American mechanic here? Since I'm American I know plenty of them that can repair vehicles very good.
    Trouble here is Dominicans loose parts, reuse old worn parts and silicone instead of new gaskets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    Where have you found an American mechanic here? Since I'm American I know plenty of them that can repair vehicles very good.
    Trouble here is Dominicans loose parts, reuse old worn parts and silicone instead of new gaskets.
    No. Here there is no American mechanics thanx God.

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