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Recommendation for body shop for light rust repair in Chicago area?

My SC has a tiny bit of bubbling showing at the bottom of the windshield gasket from, presumably, the usual leaky windshield seal. If I'm lucky it can be merely treated, but I won't be surprised if a patch may have to be cut in. This isn't urgent, but I do drive the car in everything but winter and at some point in probably the next year I'm going to have it addressed, put a new windshield and seal in, and maybe replace the dash if I can find a nice brown one. Can any of you recommend a good shop for this in the Chicago area? I live in the city but I can drive the car to wherever and bike/train back home if needed.
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There are a couple places to talk with.
O’Hare Auto Body in Bensenville. They know Porsches and are reasonable.
A&L in Palatine. I haven’t used them but know quite a few friends who have
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Thanks, Ed. I need some work done on my Fiat as well, so if they're good for one they're good for the other. I'll give those guys a call.
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Ed,

I spoke to Tony at O'Hare Auto Body yesterday and it sounds like an excellent option - I'll be taking the car out there for them to look at it. They can do the floor on my Fiat, too.
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You'll be impressed with the typical mix of vehicles there being worked on- from chevys to Porsches, Audis, Teslas. I've had 3 cars worked on there- my BMW when I got t-boned by a teen texting who ran a red light, my Audi, and my current 911 when I needed some paint work done.
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