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scratched the r a little bit, any suggestions?

I scraped into a guardrail like an idiot today, any idead on what I am looking at to fix it? I am not going through insurance and there is a very small dent to go along with the long scratch, doesn't seem too severe, looks and feels to be all surface. Any thoughts, thanks in advance guys.<p> <IMG SRC="http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g136/gonelaxin/0611061824.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: scratched the r a little bit, any suggestions? (gonelaxin)

That is NOT very small.<br>Your quarter panel (and the bumper) need to be fixed and painted.<br>Actually those are particlarly nasty to get right, you need a GOOD body shop. You may as well get a new bumper (they come pre painted) as the time to fix that one right will take a while too.<br>Probably close to $1500 in retail damage
 

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Re: scratched the r a little bit, any suggestions? (gonelaxin)

Not sure why you posted this twice but I have to agree with JRL on it not being a very small scratch. Around here, that'd easily run you over $2K to fix right. The bumper alone would run about a grand to fix and repaint, but as also pointed out it might actually be cheaper just to get a new bumper since they're painted already. The fact that the damage crosses several body panels means it won't be cheap to fix if you do it right.<p>-Eric<p>P.S., if that's a "little" scratch, I'd hate to see what you'd call a big scratch.
 

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Re: scratched the r a little bit, any suggestions? (Sue Esponte)

Sue Esponte said:
The fact that the damage crosses several body panels means it won't be cheap to fix if you do it right.<p>QUOTE]<br>...and if you don't "do it right", your car will be worth ZIP when you want to sell it
 

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I'll just get it over with and say it first...<p>"That'll buff right out."
 

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sorry for the double post, amyone know a GOOD bodyshop in the long island/metro area? The volvo dealership by me has its own bodyshop, any pros and cons of letting them fix it?
 

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A sad sight!<p>I'm on the wrong coast to recommend a local body shop, but I would think twice before having a dealer fix it unless they come highly recommended. I suggest finding a shop that specializes in body work <I><B>ONLY</B>. </I>Do some homework... try calling local dealers for the higher-end marques and ask where they send their clients (typically, the BMWs and Porsches wind up at the better shops). Choose three shops and get estimates. While you shouldn't automatically take the lowest bid, the average will give you a better idea on the total cost of the repairs (there may be legal ease on the estimate with regard to unforeseen damage). You should also take a look at the cars waiting to be picked up to ensure that the quality is up to your standards.<p>Best of luck! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: scratched the r a little bit, any suggestions? (gonelaxin)

What ever you do...you really got to blame that one on the wife when your at the body shop. She's always yakking on the phone...what ever. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Play the sympathy game if your paying that out your own pocket.<br>
 

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Re: scratched r (gonelaxin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gonelaxin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hope this works as pertaining to the followng post<p>I scraped into a guardrail like an idiot today, any idead on what I am looking at to fix it? I am not going through insurance and there is a very small dent to go along with the long scratch, doesn't seem too severe, looks and feels to be all surface. Any thoughts, thanks in advance guys.<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Since the damage is not a isolated body panel, you're looking at a complete paint job, and yes, a new bumper...<p>$1500 is awfully low, you're looking at $2000+ (if you want to do this right)<p>I would do it right, go to a reputable body shop that doesn't "ripple" your car.<p>
 

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Re: scratched r (stevectsai)

I would place a wager that the right body shop can blend the new paint into the old. Still, I agree that the repairs will be north of $1,500. <p>- Tryg
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gonelaxin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">sorry for the double post, amyone know a GOOD bodyshop in the long island/metro area? The volvo dealership by me has its own bodyshop, any pros and cons of letting them fix it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>These guys will set you right:<p>Don Joe Auto Body<br>(516) 466-2828<br>247 E Shore Rd<br>Great Neck, NY 11023<p>They do a lot of work for the local Audi dealer, as well as a fair number of Jags and Porsches from other locals and even some exotics. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Best price around and excellent work. They matched the metallic black of my (long-gone) TT flawlessly when it was deeply keyed on the passenger side and blended it perfectly. If you pay cash they will cut you a pretty good break. IM'd you about local dealer(s).<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Pelle Schultz at 4:23 AM 6-12-2006</i>
 

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Re: scratched r (stevectsai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Since the damage is not a isolated body panel, you're looking at a complete paint job, and yes, a new bumper...<p>$1500 is awfully low, you're looking at $2000+ (if you want to do this right)<p>I would do it right, go to a reputable body shop that doesn't "ripple" your car.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>You're incorrect. It looks like the (entire) quarter panel and the rear bumper only<br>Looks as if he missed the door
 

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Re: scratched r (JRL)

The door has a few nicks in that picture (near the bottom), so it will need to be repainted too.
 

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Re: scratched r (ss60)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The door has a few nicks in that picture (near the bottom), so it will need to be repainted too.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not in those pictures, that is still part of the quarter panel.<br>But, if in reality it does it's just one more panel that will have to be done <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: scratched r (JRL)

Either way it gonna cost some moolah. <br>JRL- this is what im referring to (circled in blue), I'd repaint it if it was my door.<p><IMG SRC="http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e86/ss60/huh.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: scratched the r a little bit, any suggestions? (gonelaxin)

Scratched a little bit? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Don't forget the new Peg, because those things don't take refinishing well as we all know. Unless you like the red racing stripe. <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Either way it gonna cost some moolah. <br>JRL- this is what im referring to (circled in blue), I'd repaint it if it was my door.<p><IMG SRC="http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e86/ss60/huh.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Didn't even see that, old eyes, you know.<br>That's a judgement call that has to be made in person. I can't see what that is in this picture<br>If that's truly a very small scuff it may just "buff out" as they say here or at least buff it out that now the scratch is so small that touch up would be preferred over painting another (now 3) panels. I very GOOD painter can just blend in that little spot (if necessary) when painting the quarter thus avoiding painting said entire door
 

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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> WOAH <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I saw the title scratched R but wasnt expecting that! <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gonelaxin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I scraped into a guardrail</TD></TR></TABLE><br>If you dont mind me asking ( I know it has to suck talking about this) but how exactly did you hit a guardrail?<p>Also is the damage to your rear Peg wheel paint transfer or is that a deep scratch?
 

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Moment of stupidity backing up in a parking lot on a cell phone. First estimate 1900, im an idiot!!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Sorry about the damage but I did find this post humorous. I was expecting an inch long single scratch, but instead see this big a** SOB scrape and I said "DAMN that's one big a** small scratch".
 
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