vrwl wrote:So if you need any body/paint work done on your LEAF in the Dallas area, Trophy Nissan in Mesquite (at this point) seems to be the best bet for our special needs car.
I had some PDR done to my leaf for hail damage a few months back. Obviously no need to bake. HOWEVER, I got a really nasty scratch on my passenger door recently that is going to require paint work. I haven't yet figured out where I'm going to take it. Do you think they'd normally bake a car just for painting a door?
If you don't take it to a Nissan body shop, you need to BE SURE whoever does the work understands they cannot bake the paint job. I tend to think "paint" and "bake" go hand in hand. One of the guys at Trophy told me that most body shops have a hard time complying with the request because it delays the shop's entire work load if they only have one paint booth and have to wait for 48 hours for the paint on your car to dry/cure naturally, then it screws up their entire line of work by delaying everything. That's why I checked ahead of time to find out what can (and would) be done to help protect my battery. Luckily Trophy has one paint booth somewhat dedicated to LEAF repair work, or so I was told, so it doesn't throw a monkeywrench into their other repair jobs.
I just dropped the car off today, so hopefully, within the next week, I'll be able to report back and let you know how the job was done. One other thing I like about this dealership... they have an online repair tracker, where you can log in and see what step your car is at in the repair process. I REALLY like that, so I don't have to call and bug them about it. So far, based on the conversation I had with them today and their online repair tracker and their automated email notifications of the progress, I'm fairly impressed.