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Old 04-11-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Fixing a Damaged Bodywork

So quite a while ago I crashed into someone and I think it's about time I repaired the damage so looking at the picture how is the best way to repair it?



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If you have to ask, you will not be able to do it right yourself. Paint and body experts have years of training and practice in repairing stuff like that. You could try a dent puller that would be sold at an autoparts store, but you also need your hood re-painted. If you don't know how to paint, just take your car to a bodyshop to have it repaired.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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There is no dent (although it looks like it) it was bent for some time and that is why it looks like it.

I have no experience in body or paintwork.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:26 PM   #4
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even if there is no dent it looks like there is a crease still, you have two options.

1: sand rust out, add filler to bring up to the level of the surrounding paint, get duplicolor color match at your local parts store and paint just that part of hood, wet sand and polish, that will make it not too noticable.

2: sand rust and surrounding areas, hammer/ add slight filler to make it all strait, block(sand) the whole hood, buy a compressor, spray gun, respirator, and primer/paint(including clear) and spray the whole hood. *note* the hood will most likely not match the rest of the car due to sun fade on the rest of the body.


or you can just take it to the body shop.


im not liable to anything you do to your car, good luck.
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Like said above, hit up a body shop & have them do it right to begin w/. Body shops hourly rates are at least half as much as service depts.
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to get a hood done it'll cost a couple hundred bucks.. not alot of money at all
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Look for a hood at your local junkyard. Happen to find one that is white. Then just switch them out.
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