How much will this damage cost me? *WITH REPAIRED PIC*

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  1. Stallion

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    :confused: Can anyone tell me an approixmate figure on how much this is going to cost me to get fixed... I was backing up today and there was a telephone pole in the blind spot and I hit it.. It may look like it, but there is absolutely no damage to the bumper or tail light, there is a little bit on the spongy stuff around it, just like a little tear but that is nothing, it doesn't even need to be fixed.. please no talkin' about how it's a cavalier and all.. i know what it is .. so any help is appreciated :confused:

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  2. Rizzle

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    that will buff right out
     
  3. Rizzle

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    honestly i think maybe 500 i have no clue
     
  4. Boots

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    Definetly get it fixed or that will rust to hell on ya.. I would say $500-$600 to fix that based on a similar bump on my old accord when a lady backed into it. That was at Wolf Colision too.
     
  5. Stallion

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    Do you think I should pound on it for a bit and see if I can get it straight and save some money.. or will the metal be too weak and perhaps me get the panel replaced?
     
  6. Bruceticle

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    were you backing up the hill or down? lol

    theres got to be a couple of good body men in springhill that can fix that up pretty good. Its kind of crinkly, but you might be able to get it pulled & cleaned up.

    g'luck!
     
  7. Stallion

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    the pole was in buddies yard.. i was backing up straight..
    who do you think is the best here?
     
  8. Eisenflower

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    don't "pound" on any of that yourself. And you'll be looking at easily 1000+ for that damage.
     
  9. Goldsy

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    probably about $400, is my guess. To make it look perfect you will probably have to get the whole panel painted, don't bother trying to beat it out yourself, leave that to the professionals, thats the cheap part of the body work. If you don't fix it, by this time next year it will be a gaping rust hole. Go to a body shop and get an estimate. Estimates are free!
     
  10. Bruceticle

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    Christ man I don't know

    if $ is the problem, take it to the community college & let the body shop students work on it. They might not do the greatest job, but I think they'll do it for free or maybe you'll have to buy supplies. Either way, ask around different shops and shit & find out who they recommend.
     
  11. John Doe

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    Just junk the car and buy another one. Cavaliers are, what, $600?
     
  12. Stallion

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    $1000+ I think is a little bit far fetched.
     
  13. Stallion

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    Nah it's not a problem.. was just looking for a ballpark figure thats all :D
     
  14. Eisenflower

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    So take your lazy ass to some quality collision shops around HRM and have them give you a FREE estimate.
     
  15. Stallion

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    A guy who works for a shop around here figures $150 for paint $100 for work.
     
  16. Eisenflower

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    :lol: what's he using, tremclad and a roller?
     
  17. Stallion

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    tremclad
     
  18. Stallion

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    Well I took it to my buddy who quit his job at a body shop.. he pounded it back out with a mallet a little bit and made the dent a little better..
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  19. Bruceticle

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    slap a big nos or apc sticker over it
    never know it was there

    ... plus it will increase hp by at least 10%
     
  20. John Doe

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    Are you sure he quit, not got fired?
     
  21. preludacris

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    ya, overpriced
     
  22. STYLINator

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    By the look of the "punding out".........FIRED!
     
  23. Stallion

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    Getting it done in Amherst by a guy who owns a shop who knows the old man... $220
     
  24. Eisenflower

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    Guess you don't take your cars to high end body shops.. Guaranteed if you want a job that will be 100% perfect and you take that to wolf, coachworks, metro or hot shots and that's what you'll pay to have that rear quarter fixed.
     
  25. preludacris

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    Been to Coachworks twice when I had my Integra. He fixed up some damage comparable to whats in the picture along with a new door handle for $350.00 cash.
     
  26. Stallion

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    Got the car back today, paid $220.

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  27. STYLINator

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    You got ripped!
     
  28. Stallion

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    i know you're kidding
     
  29. midden

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    i would hope so.
     
  30. STYLINator

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    Yes I am...............But I would of done it for $200!
     
  31. TheDirtyFresh

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    looks lots better without the dent. Good job.
     

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