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Old 09-27-2007, 09:51 AM   #21
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Pat your pops is 100% right hold out for a complete spray a spot fix is very hard to get right. Also after the money comes in buy some boddy hammers get the fender close to right primer it and then take it to get sprayed. I also think i have a decent stock rear tail if you are interested i can try to dig it up. Esp if it will fit. OEM wants like 200$ for that **** dude. Make sure to spec that you want it to be brand new OEM all the way GL dude.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:52 AM   #22
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take that to paintless dent repair, they can pop that bitch out prolly under 200 bucks. then buy a used lamp. Id at least get the dent painted, I could live with the scratches tho. I doubt that really even needs painted.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:58 AM   #23
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dude have you ever banged the first fender on a car that **** will be fucked once they beat it out no paintless place can remove a dent like that. The metal has been stretched and compacted. To fix it you will need some body hammers. It is not that hard and a set of body hammers can be had for 50$ or so at a local auto paint place.
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I think the paintless guys are primarily for small dings, not crunched fenders. Sounds like you did OK on the estimates! Prices in Missouri are a whole lot more affordable than here! $1100 for the fender replacement/repair & paint, bumper skin replacement & paint and the new lamp seems pretty good. That's good when you have to pay for stuff, but stinks when you are hoping to use the insurance check for something else.

Have Dad stick to his guns and you might get a little more money, but I've never heard of anyone getting a complete repaint before. Good luck!
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Put a big sticker over the dent and call it a day.

Will the stock 1.8 handle the S/C AND the 100shot?
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:15 PM   #26
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I'd say fix the dent. I looks like you have MAD TYTE JDM drifting skills with the dent there.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:17 PM   #27
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Let it rust and call it the latest JDM craze. I'm sure the punters that are all down with the JDM thing will be splooging in their pants and defending it as art.
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Will the stock 1.8 handle the S/C AND the 100shot?
It' probably won't handle the supercharger alone. I'm going to be running somewhere between 15-20 PSI. It's a 1 Liter twinscrew with a 2:1 ratio. We will see. If I track it with the blower and use the bottle, you know there will be a video.

I don't think I'm putting a sticker on my car.
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Have Dad stick to his guns and you might get a little more money, but I've never heard of anyone getting a complete repaint before. Good luck!
See if they'll at least throw in enough extra to have the paint "blended", which would probably be at least that whole panel, the rear deck lid and driver door. Might bump the estimate $200-ish
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Well, I ended up settling with the insurance company. I got 1138.00 out of them. I was hoping for more but I suppose that will do. I don't plan on fixing the dent as I plan to finish my supercharger install instead

Well, I washed my car for the first time in 3 months, and I immediately noticed that dent. Now it sticks out bad. I got out a rag and soaked it in soapy water, wraped it around a piece of 1" pipe and started scrubbin the area. I was able to remove all the marks from the bumper and about 90% of the scratches from the fender with this method. Apparantly the marks were just on top of the paint. Now I'm left with some purple scratches that don't want to come out. I tried wetsanding with 1500 grit (out of 2000 grit at Autozone) but this scratched the clear badly. So, I got out the dremel with a polishing wheel and went to work and managed to get out the purple marks too.

Then I figured while I was at it, I would try to see if the dent would 'pop' out. NOPE. I tried hitting the little dent above the bigger one with the wooden end of my hammer and it poped the metal out a little and knocked off the paint where I hit it, so I stoped. I then went and purchased a hair dryer and 2 can's of keyboard cleaner (CO2) to see if that method would work. I tried it first on the door as I had a small ding there. I heated up the area as hot as a hair dryer would get it, then I flipped the can of CO2 over and sprayed the area liberally and about half the ding poped out. I then tried the same approach to the larger dents in from the accident and it didn't work. It may have poped a little bit out of the top ding.

I suppose I'm going to get a new taillight and just live with the dent for now. I know I could take a hammer and beat the dent out, but I know know it will ruin the paint in the area so I suppose it will look better with paint and a dent. At least it won't rust until I do get it fixed.

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Man, those center caps always turn yellow, weirdest thing ever.
ETA on having the superchager setup complete?
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Man, those center caps always turn yellow, weirdest thing ever.
ETA on having the superchager setup complete?
Yea, I was going to paint them. My mirrors were the same way and I repainted them with ultra silver 191 from duplicolor and they look great. However, I had a new set of wheels on order so I didn't paint those caps. I suppose I should as they do stick out.

I can't believe how much better my car looks with the stock wheels with a hardtop. It looks best with the Motegei's with the hardtop off and top down.

Well, my dad has my 1138 and I'm hoping to get it in MY bank monday or tuesday. Then I'll order a bunch of stuff and a Megasquirt. I'm hoping to get the megasquirt on and go ahead and remove the stock intake and then I can mount the supercharger on for good. I

I'm hoping that I can finish it during the christmas holiday's when I'm out off school.
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