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Old 03-30-2004, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Two days ago some SUV a$$hole (no offense to those who drive SUV's) hit my new Bimmer on a parking lot. Could you please let me know how much it'll cost me to fix the dent? Thanks God, the paint wasn't scratched, so hopefully no painting is needed. I live in Chicago, so any references to good cheap body shops in the area are highly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why don't you just go get an estimate at a shop?
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wait a minute here! that dent looks mighty good looking! i say keep it!! looks like a new body kit or sumthin!
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Why don't you just go get an estimate at a shop?
well, it's good to know an approximate price before you go to a shop, so you don't get ripped off. don't you think?
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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wait a minute here! that dent looks mighty good looking! i say keep it!! looks like a new body kit or sumthin!
is it supposed to be funny?
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without paint..i would say no more than $200. (200 is very very high IMO)
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Old 03-30-2004, 09:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by BimmerDoctor+Mar 30 2004, 10:16 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (BimmerDoctor @ Mar 30 2004, 10:16 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-schneider252@Mar 30 2004, 10:00 PM
wait a minute here! that dent looks mighty good looking! i say keep it!! looks like a new body kit or sumthin!
is it supposed to be funny? [/b][/quote]
no im dead seriouse...keep it!
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without paint..i would say no more than $200. (200 is very very high IMO)
thanks for the reply. is it possible at all to fix it without repainting the whole hood? i don't need it to be perfect.. just as long as it's not noticeable.
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no im dead seriouse...keep it!
i will... if you'll put the same dent on your own car.
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hood has to be painted. The dent can't be fixed, just by pulling it.

APPROX, $300 to $500 for a good job. $100-200 for shitty job.
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i agree with rogue i think that dent is too deep to repair. but maybe its the angle of the photo.

however if you take it to a good dent pulling place they might be able to pull it.
it will probably cost you like 75 bucks to get it pulled if its possible.
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Everytime I go to BMW for service they always look over the car and give me an estimate to fix every little ding. Typical door dings are ~ $100. I'd say yours will be a little more. Bumpers (no matter what the damage) are around $300. I picked up the "ding king" at pepboys for $20. I am trying to take out a door ding some a$$hole gave me at costco. Smaller dings are difficult with this tool and I think it would work well for your problem l... considering no paint damage and it is a big dent with no sharp edges. It's worth a try considering it is only $20.

Check it out. It's easy to use.
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Also look for it on www.Amazon.com under tools category.
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The Ding king is a waste of money Here is a link to a consumer advocate about the Ding King. Go to a good paintless dent removal place and they should be able to fix that no problem should be less than $100. I have seen them fix bigger and worst dents than that. No single dent I have had fixed this way has been more than $85. They repaired severe hail damage on my wifes car in 1 day for less then $3K when autobody shops wanted 6-8 weeks and $8K. As a last resort have the hood fixed and repainted, a repainted hood will not hold up as well as the factory painted hood.
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