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some of you maybe aware that some yob decided to use my type r 59 plate door as a football resulting in a number of dents around the door handle. I'm told these cannot be removed using dent removal techniques.

I have attached some pictures.

I asked Manchester Honda for a quote to sort and they said £988.43!!! that was for a new door skin, fitted and sprayed.

the breakdown was as follows:

The cost to repair is as follows Parts = £208.31 Labour = £448.00 Paint = £152.41 Consumables = £32.50

Sub Total = £841.22
Vat = £147.21

Total = £988.43

I take it this is to much?! it seems it for the ammount of damage? any recommended fix's with out costing near enough a £1000?!

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been told off a few people they crnt be repaired using dent removal techniques because of the location...
 

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why not try some other bodyshops, i had my previous milano type R in for hood repsray just before i p/x it, thinking that the honda garage does a better job than others, in reality they dont, i wasnt 100% happy and if not for trading the car in the very next day i would have took it back and complained, its such a funny colour to paint they told me the red to try and match it up. i would defo look into the dent *** and see what they say.
 

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A body shop may pull out that dent and then fill in the rest, this will mean only spraying a small part of the car. Most dealers won't bother doing this and will just replace the door as its easier, but there more labour stripping out the electrics from one door to the other. I would of used the yobs head as a football.
 

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been told off a few people they crnt be repaired using dent removal techniques because of the location...
I'd say ask the craftsmen instead of a few people :rolleyes:

I had a nasty damage on my Megane which most people said "it can't be done, you'll have to live with it" due to the location, but the dent removal guys at the local bodyshop fixed it. It looked like new afterwards.
 

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been told off a few people they crnt be repaired using dent removal techniques because of the location...
thats correct the dents on your door are too near or on the crease of the door the crease is the strongest part of the door structure hence they cannot be sucked out i too had this problem in my last car although not as bad as yours dentdevil companies cannot repair such dents

the thing to do is get a new door skin or even a newish door from a scrap merchant.do not fill the door as i am sure this would be noticeable and on a new it deserve's a new door/skin:)
 

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Yea I would try anything before resulting to something that would involve you respraying the door. From experience the milano red is a ******* to match 100% and if you are fussy (like me) you will be looking for the difference in paint colour all the time which you will be able to see from different viewing angles or under streetlight at night time.
 

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Body Repair shops will be overloaded with work, due to the number of accidents there will of been in the snow and ice.
Hang on until it's calmed down a bit and they are less busy.
I think you will find that the metal has stretched to far for a decent job to be done using a P.D.R. Company.
 

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i bought the drivers mirror from the CW advertised on ebay.
If you do go for the door ask for better pics as the mirror was not mint condition as stated in the advert, but i was buying a new casing any way.
If it was myself i would go for a second hand door and get it painted.
 

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Yea I would try anything before resulting to something that would involve you respraying the door. From experience the milano red is a ******* to match 100% and if you are fussy (like me) you will be looking for the difference in paint colour all the time which you will be able to see from different viewing angles or under streetlight at night time.
I agree, I once owned a red XR3i many years ago and any paint jobs do stand out under the street lights. I'd never buy a red car again, this is why I brought silver. Blacks nice but people tend to drive into them at night, you just can't see them. Whites OK but a PIG to match too as there may be many shades of white (had an white RS Turbo too). Metallic is OK as they can blow in the paint into the other panels and blend it all in. Been there and done it! :smokin:
 

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Regarding Dent in Door

Couldn't you just put it through your Insurance Company as the cost of getting this repaired and a total respray will be a lot of money!
 

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Yea :police: have you ever had a run with an insurance company? majority will do things as cheap as they can get away with, so they aint gona fork out for a whole respray!!
 

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thanks for the replies guys.

I would of used his head as a football... if there wasnt 10 of them!

and I would go through my insuance... if my excess wasnt £1000 and If i didnt loose 4 years no claims!

so i take it the best option is for a new door skin or door? has anyone had successful resprays in milano red?

that video seems interesting but im not one for trying lol

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your car is new thats the best news ie no fading get a new door then respray. the only time you will possibly notice it is under sodium street lighting if at all any difference.good luck with it
hope you get it fixed soon:)
 

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just had my milano sprayed, had a new wing and you just cannot tell. option is to get a door from a breakers, get the dent pushed out the best you can and live with it or get it repaired and sprayed, but go to a top sprayshop and pay abit extra and make sure you get a warrenty .
 

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I was talking to a friend of mine who owns a bodyshop recently and he assures me that advances in paint technology these days means that colour matching reds no longer causes them the problems it used to do, even under the scrutiny of street lighting. This would tie in with what gray52 has experienced on his car and it's recent repair.

Get a door from a breakers and get it fitted and sprayed by a decent bodyshop, it will only annoy you if you don't.
 

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Is there much difference in getting a new door skin fitted and sprayed compared to a door from a breakers, having it prepped, stripped and refitted?
 
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