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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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I reversed into a skip and dented my boot door - about 2 inches across with some paint scratches in the middle. I went to a local body shop and they quoted me 200 saying they would need to take the door off, all the trims at the back, and paint the whole thing is it would not look even if they touch it up.

Wondering if anyone has any advice about how I can fix this for cheaper? Dent Devils quoted me around 80 but they wont do any paint work.

The colour is metallic sparking silver.

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Silver is difficult to match without painting the whole tailgate, a secondhand tailgate in silver won't be much cheaper if anything than your 200 quote.....which sounds very reasonable for the work involved.
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Tend to agree 200 sounds very competitive. Worth asking your paintshop if they will guarantee colour match, if its a positive reply I would rip his/her arm off.
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get some rear parking sensors too, thats what i did when i hit a post in a Bentley
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get some rear parking sensors too, thats what i did when i hit a post in a Bentley
You mean to say sensors dont come standard on a Bentley? 200 grand and theyre extras? bit cheap skate isnt it?
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You mean to say sensors dont come standard on a Bentley? 200 grand and theyre extras? bit cheap skate isnt it?
They was not on the one i twated into a post
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Silver is difficult to match without painting the whole tailgate, a secondhand tailgate in silver won't be much cheaper if anything than your 200 quote.....which sounds very reasonable for the work involved.
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I dont know the reason but today the water based paint is very hard to match in silver, it was hard enough some years ago when it was just clear over base, I am an ex painter so have had the issues with silver but not the water based system. Two hundred pounds would seem about right to repair the boot lid.

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Thanks for the comments guys.

What do you reckon about getting Dent Devils to repair the dent then using a touch up stick?
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Not actually used or seen the results of those scratch/touch up wonder sticks they show on tv, I know it shows you can just about repair a write off with the sweep of a pen, looks impressive.
I very much doubt it doesnt look quite as good in the flesh as it shows on the telly though.
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Thanks for the comments guys.

What do you reckon about getting Dent Devils to repair the dent then using a touch up stick?
A mate has used a guy who removed a small dent and then colour matched a scratch with an airbrush. To be honest, whilst it was a first class fix, it's not much cheaper than you've been quoted at your local body shop. If I were you, bite the bullet, put the mistake down to experience and get it repaired by a professional body shop.

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A mate has used a guy who removed a small dent and then colour matched a scratch with an airbrush. To be honest, whilst it was a first class fix, it's not much cheaper than you've been quoted at your local body shop. If I were you, bite the bullet, put the mistake down to experience and get it repaired by a professional body shop.
Yeah - I think you're right, no point messing with dent repairs and touch up paint sticks. I'll check out some local body shops and see what they say.
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