Can anyone estimate how much this deep scratch/dent will cost to fix. - Drive Accord Honda Forums

Go Back   Drive Accord Honda Forums > The Honda Accord Lab > Maintenance & Detailing

Drive Honda Accord Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-15-2009, 05:32 AM
sirthanh sirthanh is offline
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Can anyone estimate how much this deep scratch/dent will cost to fix.

My parents grind the side of my car into the corner of their house. I knew it was a mistake letting them move the car for me (tight parking space). And they kept the accident from me until I found out myself two days later and confronted them. So now I have two deep scratches and one light scratch.

#1 Light Scratch: Slightly visible, went through clear coat.
#1 Deep Scratch: Worse one, it went through the white coat and some parts, through the primer.
#2 Deep Scratch: Not as bad, as the first deep scratch, but it's almost as bad.

It's dented in between the two deep scratches. It's horrible

Here are the photos. The first one details the deep scratches and the second slightly shows the dent. No dents on the door section.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45604493@N02/4187083059/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45604493@N02/4187846144/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-15-2009, 05:40 AM
Gosha's Avatar
Gosha Gosha is offline
Vtahk didnt kick in
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 4,109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to Gosha
Has to be repainted. why ask for a price quote when were not the professionals doing the painting? go to a body shop
__________________
2011 Accord Coupe EX-L V6/Navi PMM
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-15-2009, 05:55 AM
aeoporta aeoporta is offline
moooo
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,147
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
damn, yeah lets smooth out and painted. body shop here you come
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-15-2009, 05:56 AM
searich07's Avatar
searich07 searich07 is offline
Out of Control
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 2,724
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Body work, filled, wet sanded, primer and repainted, Regards

Richard
__________________
'09 Accord Coupe Ex L-Nav (190hp) I4
- Alabaster Silver Metallic/ Zaino finish / Black Leather Interior
-Weathertech trunk, front
-3M clear bra, pillars, roof, rear deck
OEM:
- side molding
- fog lamps
- Auto dim mirror
HONDA Accords:
'99 Sedan EXL V6
76 K miles - 6th Gen (97-02) 3.0L V6 SOHC VTEC (200 hp)
'92 Coupe I4
127 K miles 4th Gen (90-93) 1992 facelift I4 2.2L (125 hp)
'85 Sedan LX 4dr I4
98 K miles 2nd Gen (82-85) 1985 refresh i4 1.8L (86 hp)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-15-2009, 10:27 AM
ApGap ApGap is offline
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sure........$486.27......but I'm not guaranteeing the door paint to match.
__________________
04 2DR EX V6
07 CRV EX
06 CRV LX
08 CRV EXL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-15-2009, 11:11 AM
xpshooter xpshooter is offline
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've gotten rough estimates of about $100 per panel at the local tech college.

They only charge for materials.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-15-2009, 01:21 PM
sirthanh sirthanh is offline
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I understand this is not a body shop but I want to ask around and compare prices to get the best deals. So far my local dealership body shop gave me a 778.00 dollar estimate... which is quite steep for my type of scratch. I don't have the time to go around all the shops in my area because of work. But does it really take over 10 hours to fix a scratch like that?

And we also have a vocational school here that does body repair but I don't trust amateurs doing work on my car.


Edit: Is there a second option I can do that would cover this up and prevent it from rusting?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-15-2009, 02:39 PM
RTexasF's Avatar
RTexasF RTexasF is offline
Old Bird...sometimes wise
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Brownsville, TX
Posts: 12,752
Thanks: 3
Thanked 39 Times in 31 Posts
Look...........

Your choice is very simple. Go to three well regarded body shops in your area for estimates. Ask about their guarantee and price. Choose the one that suits you best. Ask your insurance Co. about a rental while your car is out of service. Put it in the shop you chose and drive the rental.

Proceed
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-16-2009, 06:34 PM
sirthanh sirthanh is offline
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just went through three body shop.

Dealer's Body Shop: $778
Local Body Shop: $350
Another Local: $500
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 12-18-2009, 06:16 PM
xpshooter xpshooter is offline
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
[QUOTE=sirthanh;558817]And we also have a vocational school here that does body repair but I don't trust amateurs doing work on my car.QUOTE]

I never would have thought about this before I worked at a tech school, No I am not in auto repair, but I have painted a few things.

I must add that on my 95 Eclipse GSX, it was the students (with the guidance of the instructor,) that fixed the idol of my car and this was after a couple trips to the local dealership all the dealership did was charge me and cleaned the intake plenum. This only helped for a day or two. The students fixed it for good, after cleaning the plenum and then making the proper adjustments.

A few things I would like to point out, there is an experienced instructor overseeing the work the students do.

And here is the point I find amusing -- What's to say the person doing the work at the shop you go to has any schooling.

Is it worth the couple extra hundred $ to go somewhere else. I realize we want our vehicles looking brand new, but they are not high dollar collector cars.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Drive Accord Honda Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
The answer to the random question may be found under the Off Topic section of the forums and in the "Drive Accord Forums" category.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:14 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.