Fixing-up after a Fender Bender
If you have ever gotten into a car accident then you know how nerve racking it can be. This is especially true for those of us that are serious about cars. You have spent a bunch on special paints, body kits and custom detailing only to have someone on a cell phone take a fender clean off your whip with their door. What are your best options for getting your baby back up to snuff?
That really depends on what kind of work you have done to your car and what kind of body it has. If you have a metal bodied vehicle then your best bet is to take it to a body shop you can trust and ask their advice. If the damage is superficial, they may be able to work out the dent and match the paint.
If you have a plastic bodied car then you are more likely to need a replacement. Plastic scratches and cracks where metal would just dents. You may even be able to find the panel you need online and install it yourself to avoid extra costs associated with a specialist.
Sadly, if you have a specialized body kit then you may not be able to find individual panels without buying the body kits that they are a part of. This might not be a bad thing though. I you have the space; it is always good to have replacement panels on hand.
If you have a custom paint job then you will likely want to take this opportunity to have the whole body redone with a new coat. Stock colors are easy to match, but it takes a master to perfectly match pigments on custom finishes. Even if you have the perfect ratio written down, it’s easy to be off by the slightest bit. This will give you one panel that is slightly off and stands out like a sore thumb. It won’t cost you too much more to have the whole car done when compared to a custom paint job on one panel.
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