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Old 02-21-2006, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I will need to have the front right fender replaced (repairing it will cost only $45 and will involve popping, bending, and bondoing of the existing part). The body shop guy says that he wil need to also paint the door to blend the color in. I say that the should be able to work with just the fender -- I think it should be enough room. The difference will be about $360.
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how reputable is the body shop? some places are known for scams, usually the ones that deal in insurance claims have a tendency to do more than nessecary, however sometimes they are right, to blend the paint properly they sometimes do have to paint a whole section. to be honest im not too sure, im just saying it may be best, but i would get a second opinion.
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I was referred to them by the local BMW Dealership. I don't know if that is good or bad. I know it will be best if they do extend it into the door. I imagine it will be easier for them to do the job right. However, this is not going through insurance, so I am trying to keep the spending down, since I do not particularly care about getting it back to looking like new.
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then you have answered your own question. good luck with the paint job
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