Roughly, how much would it cost to get this fixed at a body shop?
interesting that you think there’s metal left under those bubblesLess than $50
(1) sand/grind all rust points to bare metal, prime and spray paint with matching color.
The purpose is to prent further rust.
(2) get a hood lip cover, not only covers the repairs, but brings a new look.
Wow! A 15-year old car goes to body shops. There are a thousand items I'd rank before some hood rust. If you need a body shop for that, you need a new car, because even a minor body repair is likely to cost as much as the car.I've the same issue...I was quoted $550. by a local shop.
That's going down to bare metal, new primer..the whole deal.
I might have it done within the next month or so.
Not going to happen...ever.That area is about the easiest place for DIY, with unlimited access. The rust there should be shallow. You have the option to cover it up with a chrome trim piece, or with bumper scratch stickers once you get rid of the rust.
Speak for yourself Chicago. A 15 year old Accord here is still worth $4K in good shape - and that will be rust free. Rusted hoods are certainly not a “sure thing”.If you need a body shop for that, you need a new car, because even a minor body repair is likely to cost as much as the car.
If left alone, rusted hood lips is a sure thing.
How much were they asking for it; miles? Those 6-6 sedans are fairly rare and you will not find another easily. I drove states away for my mint 06 sedan with 48k miles, original owner.Well thanks everyone for the answers. I considered buying the car in the picture but in the end decided not to. It's an 07 6-6 sedan that was for sale in my area and those are impossibly rare here in Canada. The car had no rust aside from that spot on the hood.
Oh, I know how rare they are. The seller listed it for $5000 CAD but I offered $3500 and he was ready to negotiate. 250 000 KM, 2nd owner. He was selling it uncertified though, and I live in a different province which complicates things.How much were they asking for it; miles? Those 6-6 sedans are fairly rare and you will not find another easily. I drove states away for my mint 06 sedan with 48k miles, original owner.
Hoods are 60$ at junkyards and not hard to have fixed/painted for DIY’ers.