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Old 12-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have a ding and a scratch in my rear fender. It took a little paint with it as well as creasing the metal. I took it to my local body and fender guy. They work with a dent remover guy all the time. He said no way the dent guy could fix it and make it look right. So he's got my fender for body work and paint right now. $25 for hammering out the dent and grinding/sanding and $150 for new primer/paint on the spot and then he will clear coat the whole fender. So $175 and she's back to brand new looking. That's what I'd do.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I dropped my aux. light bar across my fender. Cost me $225.00 to have it fixed. Sorry for your luck.
Just had the dent taken out, light scratch is there but not bad, the way they do it, with the wheel right on, cost $100.00. I am sure this won't be my last rock ding.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have a ding and a scratch in my rear fender. It took a little paint with it as well as creasing the metal. I took it to my local body and fender guy. They work with a dent remover guy all the time. He said no way the dent guy could fix it and make it look right. So he's got my fender for body work and paint right now. $25 for hammering out the dent and grinding/sanding and $150 for new primer/paint on the spot and then he will clear coat the whole fender. So $175 and she's back to brand new looking. That's what I'd do.
You removed the fender? Well I'll wait until it really gets bad, you really have to get up close to see the light scratch, he tried buffering it out, but he didn't want do more damage to the paint. It does look great...
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:21 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah, body guy will hafta fix that.

Dave, you sayin you wouldn't fix yer scooter if it were dented like dat ?...
No. I'm saying that for my 7 year old bike, I'd molly the dent out myself, over-fill in the chip, wet sand with 1000/2000 and buff it out.

If I owned a 2012, I'd be paying someone to redo the fender. I'd personally have to have more damage than that to hand it over to my insurance company.

I can live with a few imperfections on my own bike. It's not "new".
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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No. I'm saying that for my 7 year old bike, I'd molly the dent out myself, over-fill in the chip, wet sand with 1000/2000 and buff it out.

If I owned a 2012, I'd be paying someone to redo the fender. I'd personally have to have more damage than that to hand it over to my insurance company.

I can live with a few imperfections on my own bike. It's not "new".
I knew i could get a "body work" tip outta ya !...
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You removed the fender? Well I'll wait until it really gets bad, you really have to get up close to see the light scratch, he tried buffering it out, but he didn't want do more damage to the paint. It does look great...
Yeah... I delivered a bare fender to the body and paint guy. I pick it up in a couple days and my wallet is $175 lighter.
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