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Old 05-04-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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I recently had a trash bin display blow across the parking lot and land on my hood. Needless to say I was very confused (and pissed) when I found them in front of my car and a nice scratch across the hood.

Luckily the owner of the hardware store said they had insurance for this type of thing. So... That where I'm at now. The insurance guy told me I just need to get an estimate from the shop and he will send me a check.

My question is:

What is the best case scenario for the fix?

I know I don't need a brand new hood but I want to make sure I'm having it fixed the right way as long as its on their dime. No, color match pen etc...

I'll post pictures up when I get a chance if that would help.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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a shop will probably strip the hood or sand and feather the scratch out and repaint it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:08 PM   #3
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So should I expect that the whole hood is repainted or will they just do the area
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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they should be painting the whole hood. hard to color match individual panels.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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Or...you could take it to a body shop and talk to professionals about it. Tell them the situation and they will take care of you.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #6
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Depending on the depth of the scratch, a good body/detail shop should be able to sand and buff the scratch out. IF it has gone through the clearcoat though, you are going to be looking at a hood repair and refinish. If the scratch is localized to one side or the other, or if its in the middle of the hood, they wont repaint the entire hood, they will do something called blend within the panel and then re-clear the entire hood. Yet if the scratch essentially goes from one fender to the other then they will have to refinish the hood and also blend the color into both fenders.

Total, you should be looking ball park range of ~$5-700 for the repair.
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