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      09-23-2020, 02:00 PM   #1
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Is A&L Autobody in Palatine still a safe bet?

I've got a friend in Chicago who needs some paint work done. I remember that A&L up in Palatine was well-regarded and IND even used them for custom stuff. Are they still a good choice?

Custom Cars Unlimited in La Grange (Ferrari certified) was the other that is probably the best in the area, but they're really pricey and always busy.

I've been gone for a few years now so not sure what's changed, if anything. Thanks all.
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IND is A&L and A&L is IND. They are the same company.
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IND is A&L and A&L is IND. They are the same company.
Never realized, good to know!
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IND is A&L and A&L is IND. They are the same company.
A&L is great. I took my M3 there after i was rear ended back in December for repairs. They did a great job fixing my car and the paint matching on my mineral white is perfect. I then had their work inspected at EP3 and then again at BMW dealer this week when i went for an oil change, both places said repairs were well done.
A&L and IND are owned/co-owned by the same guy. I thinkkk they even paint the parts IND sells at A&L.

Only thing is you may have to wait 1-2 months for an appointment, but I'd wait if it were me.
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A&L is great. I took my M3 there after i was rear ended back in December for repairs. They did a great job fixing my car and the paint matching on my mineral white is perfect. I then had their work inspected at EP3 and then again at BMW dealer this week when i went for an oil change, both places said repairs were well done.
A&L and IND are owned/co-owned by the same guy. I thinkkk they even paint the parts IND sells at A&L.

Only thing is you may have to wait 1-2 months for an appointment, but I'd wait if it were me.

Appreciate the comments. Sounds like they are still a top-notch place for paintwork.
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