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Thread: Petition to remove all parking garage exterior barriers

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    Petition to remove all parking garage exterior barriers

    I just feel like a big old dummy right now and am wondering if anyone here could ballpark what itd take to fix something like this:

    Was backing out of a parking spot at my girlfriends apartment and to get out properly i have to back all the way out and into an upwards ramp next to a parking garage ramp. Didnt swing wide enough to clear the barrier and managed to clip every surface possible.
    First major damage my ZHP has taken besides a bouncing tire iron knocking my rear quarter and Im ready to pay what it takes to make it go away.


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    Smart repair should fix that right up. Doesn't look too bad.
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    Hard to say, I'd just get a quote from a few body shops that have good reviews. They'd probably pull the dent, fill & sand any low spots from scraping, then spot blend.

    But sorry to hear, I know the feeling - I put a small scrape in my front bumper in my underground last year and it's always bugged me ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t.er View Post
    Hard to say, I'd just get a quote from a few body shops that have good reviews. They'd probably pull the dent, fill & sand any low spots from scraping, then spot blend.

    But sorry to hear, I know the feeling - I put a small scrape in my front bumper in my underground last year and it's always bugged me ever since.
    Just pulled into the local stealership who are probably going to set the bar pretty high compared to everyone else but well see. But thanks for chiming in, any/every imperfection erks me and I baby my paint so this is an out of body experience


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    Well, a bar has definitely been set somewhere...



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    Yeah, not surprised. They are quoting to do it "right" - ie. pulling the dent and skimming with filler to make it smooth, and probably not just a spot blend but major sections of the surrounding panels.

    I'd find a mom and pop shop with good reviews. Obviously it depends on the area but I would say something closer to $6-700 can be found if you're lucky

    You can even get the price down if you just ignore the door, could get it 70% of the way there with touch up paint and polish to remove major scuffing
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    Quote Originally Posted by t.er View Post
    Yeah, not surprised. They are quoting to do it "right" - ie. pulling the dent and skimming with filler to make it smooth, and probably not just a spot blend but major sections of the surrounding panels.

    I'd find a mom and pop shop with good reviews. Obviously it depends on the area but I would say something closer to $6-700 can be found if you're lucky

    You can even get the price down if you just ignore the door, could get it 70% of the way there with touch up paint and polish to remove major scuffing
    Yeah the guy was saying theyd have to blend it in with the whole sweeping rear panel. Not a ton of mom and pops around me but Im willing to make the trip if I could get anywhere near that $6-700 number.
    DIY is definitely in the cards if I come up short finding many cheaper options


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    Paint/body charge at $34/hour = 1/4 to 1/5 what the mechanic techs get!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    Paint/body charge at $34/hour = 1/4 to 1/5 what the mechanic techs get!
    Its definitely sickening


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    After a little buffing I coated the area with motor oil to give myself some peace of mind. Seeing as Im working all day tomorrow and every shop in closed on sundays would it be smart to go the route of using rust prevent primer on the area in the mean time? Were supposed to have sunny ~50F weather for the next few days but Im still concerned about the exposed metal.


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    Hotchkis Sport sway bar | ECS Tuning Carbon Fiber front strut brace
    Vibrant Performance Muffler | Coby Wheel Tri-Stitch steering wheel & shift boot
    Michelin PSS | Blizzak WS-80

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