his Panel Beating career back in 1984 as an apprentice working for a reputable company in Alberton. In 1993 after qualifying, Frank together with his brother Manny joined forces and opened their own auto body shop in 1993.
In 1993 after qualifying, Frank together with his brother Manny joined forces and opened their own auto body shop in 1993.
After selling their business in 2004, the weather took some strange actions which resulted in some severe hail storms being experienced at the time and the need arose for PDR (Paint-less Dent Removal) technicians. Frank attended a two week workshop on the art of PDR in Orlando Florida (USA). In 2005 he then proceeded with a Mobile dent and scratch repair unit and became very well known in the Northern suburbs of Fourways Randburg.
Being a qualified panel beater for over 30 years and many years’ experience in the industry and now added expertise in the art of PDR, Frank was very disturbed by the corruption’ bribery’ and unreliability this industry carried thus adding a stigma that panel beaters are not trustworthy and so people to this day hate to have to deal with panel beaters.
The minor non-structural repair industry seemed to be overlooked because ‘panel beaters’ were more interested in the larger structural repairs, these minor cosmetic repairs seemed to have been side-lined as not lucrative.
So In 2007 Frank saw the need and together with Mr John W. Maxwell they wanted to offer perspective clients a new, fresh, honest and genuine approach and look to an already tainted industry. Our goal was to offer our perspective client an honest quick efficient fair and safe experience that would be met second to none.
On the 3rd of March 2008 Metal Cross Vehicle Makeover Clinic was birthed on the corner of Sunrise and Sunset Boulevard at the Fourways Crossing Shopping Centre, offering clients fair pricing, quality workmanship, quick turnaround and delivery on time. Our product was well received and we were overwhelmed with the response, at the time as a team of three we worked very hard and committed, we continued to serve our clients for the next four years from that address, in 20011 we outgrew our address forcing us to move to a different location.