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Old 03-08-2012, 08:28 PM
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Got my lude less than a month ago and some kid backed into me today in a parking lot.... sooo pissed...Anyways heres a pic of the damage. There isnt any internal damage, just the headlight and the 2 spots on the hood and one on the side fender. How much do you think it would be for a FLAWLESS repair job (cuz im OCD). He said he'd pay cash, and I'm not sure if I wanna get his insurance company involved because they might force me to get the repair done at maaco or some other cheapo paint shop. I also dont want insurance involved because I was in the car with the engine on, and insurance companies consider that a moving collision, which means my rates might go up too... Ok here are some pics...





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Old 03-08-2012, 09:48 PM
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Re: damage estimate?

For flawless, you're talking about replacing the front fender, the headlight and bucket, and the hood, then repainting the whole left side and maybe the bumper so there's no color change across panels. After parts and painting, I'm guessing $2-3k. Shop around, though -- ask to see prior or ongoing work, where they get their replacement parts, and what kind of paint they use.
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Re: damage estimate?

2-3k sounds about right as far as insurance collision shops go....but you can find it cheaper if you look. Is that stock electron pearl blue? If it is then that's some expensive paint to match. And if its not stock then they are gonna have a hard time matching it to a "flawless" spec. I used to do body work, and trying to blend rare stock colors to match was trucking hard for me without painting almost the whole side to.blend it.
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Re: damage estimate?

It looks like just a headlight and a hood. Paint will be what will get you, and the fender looks like it would buff out. I want to say the cheaper route is to get a CF hood, that will save you on the paint and depo headlights those are about 200. I would say it would be about 1000. But thats just my .02 cents.
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Re: damage estimate?

for the headlight, get depo headlights. $200 and same quzlity, if not better than stock. as for the hood. thats without a doubt getting replaced. you can shop around for a new one the same color or a whole new hood (metal or carbon fiber) the fender will buff out, as far as i can tell. theres not really a clear picture of it
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Re: damage estimate?

I second what these guys say. Carbon fiber hood and depo headlights! the fender does look a little bent tho, so that might be your biggest hurdle. But then again I think they are around 150 for a new one, then to get it painted to match the rest of the car. Also I wouldn't just get the paint codes and have it mixed then try and spray it because your car is 11 years old, so the paint would not match. And if it was his fault, then you have nothing to worry about with your rates going up. I hope you got his insurance info tho...
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Re: damage estimate?

Man thats a shame.. Ugh... Well like some of the guys mentioned shop around.. Get some quotes take it to some reliable shops by you. You can get depo headlights but if your (OCD) get the OEM stuff thats just me... Its not coming out of your pocket anyway if you know what i mean.. Painting EBP and sometimes getting it to match is always a problem ive seen. It needs to be spot on. Go to some shops and get a quote.. Im thinking a new OEM hood is about 300-400 if you order online thats just primered.. painting it is another handful the headlight OEM is about 250 from what i recall and you dont need to do much to that fender im sure you can buff it out yourself. around 2k is what im looking at. Depends on what the hourly rates are as well as the paint itself PM Prelude1897 he knows alot maybe he can get it painted for you! He is very reliable!
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Re: damage estimate?

2 options...

1>DEPO headlights $200 + CF hood $500.

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2>Stock pass headlight on CL ( if you prefer that stock look) + CF hood $500

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Re: damage estimate?

So.... I take it everyone else is blind to the fact that the fender has a wave in it on the headlight side? It looks to be dented (unless it's just the camera)

New fender
New hood (you can get a cf for 500 shipped) or new for 435 shipped @hondaautomotiveparts.com -contact to confirm shipping
headlights (as mentioned, you can go depo for 200)
Honda fender (hondaautomotiveparts.com has them for 205 shipped) -contact to confirm shipping


- you could get away with maybe $845-905 in parts before adding in for paint. Unless you can get the fender/hood already painted (partout etc you might find the same color and for a cheaper cost) You would then need to add in for paint which would come out to maybe $500-800 after prep/paint.

Total coming out to 1700-2000 tops unless the extra shipping for the hood/fender bites you


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Just to add, typically when you're the one that is hit- you only report to the other persons insurance company. When I get hit, I NEVER give out my insurance information - why would I when they hit me? That could potentially result in a whole mess of he said she said bs with them trying to get out of it. My 'lude has been rear ended 3x so far, first time was in a parking lot nobody in it - their insurance covered, 2nd was sitting in traffic a kid tried doing a burnout and slammed into me - their insurance covered and just wrote me out a check for the damages to get it done anywhere i choose, 3rd time I was at a red light and this chick wasn't paying attention and just nailed me - at that point I just gave up and didn't report it....



Main reason i didn't report the last time, is for every time the insurance has been contacted in regards to an accident - that will show up on the cars record. Last thing I wanted was another record of me being rear ended and the total value of my car to drop and get jack **** for it in the worst case scenario of it getting totaled in a serious accident.

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Re: damage estimate?

Alright guys i got an 1800 dollar estimate from a 'performance vehicle' body shop that has great reviews online... They are replacing the hood and headlight, smoothing the dent out of the fender, and blending new paint in with two clear coats. Now the kid I hit was like ''1800 for a dent I could get I done for like 500 bucks''... So if he doesn't pay 4 the repair I'm gettin his insurance company involved... Thanks for all the help guys!
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Alright guys i got an 1800 dollar estimate from a 'performance vehicle' body shop that has great reviews online... They are replacing the hood and headlight, smoothing the dent out of the fender, and blending new paint in with two clear coats. Now the kid I hit was like ''1800 for a dent I could get I done for like 500 bucks''... So if he doesn't pay 4 the repair I'm gettin his insurance company involved... Thanks for all the help guys!


Hope it works out - but next time demand his insurance information on the spot or threaten to call and file a police report.


Sounds like this guy would be one to pull you in circles....
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Re: damage estimate?

I do insurance for a living. The only time your rate can go up is if u make a claim against your own insurance because the other party did not have insurance or inadequate coverage. Your suppose to by law report all accidents just in case the other party tries to go after your insurance. This way it doesn't look like u have anything to hide...
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Got my lude less than a month ago and some kid backed into me today in a parking lot.... sooo pissed...Anyways heres a pic of the damage. There isnt any internal damage, just the headlight and the 2 spots on the hood and one on the side fender. How much do you think it would be for a FLAWLESS repair job (cuz im OCD). He said he'd pay cash, and I'm not sure if I wanna get his insurance company involved because they might force me to get the repair done at maaco or some other cheapo paint shop. I also dont want insurance involved because I was in the car with the engine on, and insurance companies consider that a moving collision, which means my rates might go up too... Ok here are some pics...
God Damn!!! I had a old guy back into me a couple months ago as well...


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Re: damage estimate?

I really hope you got a police report as well. because good luck trying to make someone pay for something with no evidence.

and seriously guys, a tiny dent does NOT require getting an entire new fender. this is coming from the guy that's been doing autobody for the past 9 years
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and seriously guys, a tiny dent does NOT require getting an entire new fender. this is coming from the guy that's been doing autobody for the past 9 years


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Re: damage estimate?

damn, all the guys saying it's gonna cost $2-$3k to fix that, what places are you going to for it to cost that much, cause I hope you're taking KY with you to those places. Honestly, it won't cost anywhere near that much to fix all that. If you shop around for the parts themselves, you'll probably spend less than $400..

Headlight-$50-$100(maybe less depending on where you find one)
Hood-$150-$180 brand new aftermarket OE type(fits just as good as an OEM hood)
Fender-Looks pretty easy to fix
Paint supplies-Depends on what brand of paint and clear you buy

If you brought the car to me, You're not going to spend no more than $1k, plus you'll get to keep some of that insurance money unless you're having to pay out of pocket
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All depends on the context. If you're not using factory parts, you tap out the fender rather than replace it, and you just paint the affected parts, you're right. And 90% of the world won't know the difference. The guy said "flawless", though....
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If the body shop does it right, it'll be flawless and no one will ever know
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Man thats a shame.. Ugh... Well like some of the guys mentioned shop around.. Get some quotes take it to some reliable shops by you. You can get depo headlights but if your (OCD) get the OEM stuff thats just me... Its not coming out of your pocket anyway if you know what i mean.. Painting EBP and sometimes getting it to match is always a problem ive seen. It needs to be spot on. Go to some shops and get a quote.. Im thinking a new OEM hood is about 300-400 if you order online thats just primered.. painting it is another handful the headlight OEM is about 250 from what i recall and you dont need to do much to that fender im sure you can buff it out yourself. around 2k is what im looking at. Depends on what the hourly rates are as well as the paint itself PM Prelude1897 he knows alot maybe he can get it painted for you! He is very reliable!
I feel the same way, forget about the depo headlights and stay OEM. If you do get a new hood another option would be to get the Carbon Fiber hood and have it painted EBP since they are going to have to paint anyways if you don't want the Carbon Fiber look but want the weight savings. A lot of guys do that just for the weight savings.
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Ok he filed an insurance claim, and hopefully the work will begin next week. My only fear is that his insurance company will try to send me to like maaco, or another 2nd rate repair shop. The place I want to go to was actually pretty reasonable price wise, so I hope the insurance company wont put up a fight...
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An insurance company can't make you go to a certain body shop, but they can suggest one. They'll either cut you a check or the body shop of your choice a check.
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An insurance company can't make you go to a certain body shop, but they can suggest one. They'll either cut you a check or the body shop of your choice a check.
I thought they could refuse to replace a part. For example they could refuse to replace the hood, and instead only pay for the dent repair and respray in order to save money
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naw, they'll cut you a check to fix everything. Did you ever go to any places to get a printed estimate? It's always good to get 2-3 of them, that way you have an idea of how much you should be getting from insurance.
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naw, they'll cut you a check to fix everything. Did you ever go to any places to get a printed estimate? It's always good to get 2-3 of them, that way you have an idea of how much you should be getting from insurance.
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Yea, fender can be tapped out and yea an aftermarket hood is cheaper...but come on, get OEM and everything will be perfect...insurance company is paying. Do it right.
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Yea, fender can be tapped out and yea an aftermarket hood is cheaper...but come on, get OEM and everything will be perfect...insurance company is paying. Do it right.
That's the plan. My hood needed a repaint anyway, had a lot of road rash. So in a way this is good if the insurance company pays for it all.
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